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CCRS Foundations and ABE Foundations on Canvas: New and Improved!

CCRS Foundations and ABE Foundations on Canvas: New and Improved!

Join us online for CCRS Foundations and ABE Foundations in the new Canvas platform. Check out new and revised content, more opportunities for interaction, and the most updated information on teaching with the CCRS and working in our amazing MN Adult Education system! Read More

Using Number Categories to Build Coherence – Part 4

Using Number Categories to Build Coherence – Part 4

In the previous articles on number categories, the number systems of whole numbers through rational numbers have been discussed. This article, the last of the series, introduces the irrational numbers and imaginary numbers – as well as the Big Idea behind it all! Read More

Using Number Categories to Build Coherence – Part 3

Using Number Categories to Build Coherence – Part 3

In our previous investigations into number systems, we connected the whole numbers to the integers. Now we backtrack to the next category that actually comes earlier in the CCRS and most books. While we have closed the operations of addition and subtraction with the whole numbers and integers, we now need to check on the next operations: multiplication and division, and how they lead us to rational numbers. Read More

Using Number Categories to Build Coherence – Part 2

Using Number Categories to Build Coherence – Part 2

Number systems are ways of categorizing values with common characteristics. Understanding how we label numbers and categorize their properties can help us to explain the coherence of operations to our students and connect the CCRS standards. This article will introduce problems that arise as operations other than addition create numbers that do not fit into the whole number system. Read More

Using Number Categories to Build Coherence – Part 1

Using Number Categories to Build Coherence – Part 1

Number systems are ways of categorizing values with common characteristics. Understanding how we label numbers and categorize their properties can help us to explain the coherence of operations to our students and connect the CCRS standards. Read More

Routines That Foster Constructing Viable Arguments and Critiquing the Reasoning of Others – Part 2

Routines That Foster Constructing Viable Arguments and Critiquing the Reasoning of Others – Part 2

Regardless of the subject matter, there is a skill/practice that is central to any learning: the ability to construct viable and valid arguments, and to engage in critiquing the reasoning of others - the reasoning of both students and teachers. There are routines you can put in place to help develop this skill/practice. Read More

Routines That Foster Constructing Viable Arguments and Critiquing the Reasoning of Others – Part 1

Routines That Foster Constructing Viable Arguments and Critiquing the Reasoning of Others – Part 1

Regardless of the subject matter, there is a skill/practice that is central to any learning: the ability to construct viable and valid arguments, and to engage in critiquing the reasoning of others - the reasoning of both students and teachers. There are routines you can put in place to help develop this skill/practice. Read More

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1, 2022!

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1, 2022!

Looking to strengthen CCRS implementation in your ABE program? Want to network and collaborate in this effort with ABE colleagues from around the state? Don't miss the chance to participate in the 2022/2023 CCRS Cohort beginning this fall! Read More

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 2

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 2

Instructor Dan Bruski describes how he led his low-intermediate ESL students through a project-based learning activity around composing a list of rules and expectations for their online class. The culmination of the lesson was the creation of a video on "How to be a successful online student," which has an authentic use for orienting new students. Read More

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 1

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 1

Instructor Dan Bruski describes how he led his low-intermediate ESL students through a project-based learning activity around composing a list of rules and expectations for their online class. The culmination of the lesson was the creation of a video on "How to be a successful online student," which has an authentic use for orienting new students. Read More