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We Teach Numeracy, Not Just Math: One Site’s Journey to Improving Numeracy Instruction

We Teach Numeracy, Not Just Math: One Site’s Journey to Improving Numeracy Instruction

A brief look at how the Metro North ABE Blaine Learning Lab made site-wide changes to incorporate math instruction at every level. Read More

Coherence: The Path to the Whole Picture in Math Instruction

Coherence: The Path to the Whole Picture in Math Instruction

Helping students make connections among concepts – both building within and across levels within a domain as well as building across domains – is crucial to their ability to become proficient, independent mathematical thinkers. Read More

CCRS Cohort Applications Due May 31!

CCRS Cohort Applications Due May 31!

Is your program ready to dig into implementing the College & Career Readiness Standards? Would you benefit from a team of teachers and an administrator from your site working together throughout the year with face-to-face workshops, focused time to plan together, and technical assistance from CCRS specialists? Apply for… Read More

Facilitating 12 Math Groups Got You Feeling Down? Try a Little Coherence! (continued)

Facilitating 12 Math Groups Got You Feeling Down? Try a Little Coherence! (continued)

Our road to more coherent CCRS math instruction has not exactly followed the geometric definition of a line, but it has led us to much more coherent instruction for our students. Here are four big takeaways that will continue to inform our team’s journey. Read More

Facilitating 12 Math Groups Got You Feeling Down? Try a Little Coherence!

Facilitating 12 Math Groups Got You Feeling Down? Try a Little Coherence!

Planning instruction in light of the CCRS shift of coherence poses some challenges but offers great rewards. Following from Part 1, this article is Part 2 of a series describing Metro North’s experience with piloting program changes to move toward more coherent math instruction. Read More

Encouraging Speaking and Listening in ABE

Encouraging Speaking and Listening in ABE

While Minnesota ABE teachers have become increasingly proficient at navigating and implementing CCR Standards, incorporating the Speaking and Listening Standards often takes a backseat to those for ELA and math. Get ideas on addressing these standards. Read More

A CCRS Star is Born! Third CCRS Classroom Video Now Available

A CCRS Star is Born! Third CCRS Classroom Video Now Available

In the third and final video of the CCRS in the ABE Classroom series, Dan Bruski of Hopkins ABE skillfully integrates a variety of teaching standards into his beginning level ESL class. During the lesson, learners work on strengthening their vocabulary, developing grammar and critical thinking skills, and using language… Read More

Tying Together ESL and Numeracy: Coherence Part 1

Tying Together ESL and Numeracy: Coherence Part 1

Takeaways from the ATLAS Integrating Language and Numeracy Study Circle at Metro North ABE – and in particular, regarding focus and coherence, which can be a challenge in an ESL setting or even in a math class with many English language learners represented. Read More

2019 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

2019 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

Registration is OPEN for the 2019 Language & Literacy Institute on January 24-25! The past three Institutes have been extremely successful, and some workshops may fill, so don’t wait – register now to ensure you get into the workshops you want!… Read More

New! CCRS Video Discussion Guides: Free Professional Development Resource!

New! CCRS Video Discussion Guides: Free Professional Development Resource!

Check out the Video Discussion Guides that accompany the new CCRS in the ABE Classroom videos. These guides provide teachers, volunteers, and educators with targeted, thoughtful questions that will enable viewers to get the most out of the CCRS videos. Read More