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The 3rd “C” in CCRS – Focusing on Community Right Now

The 3rd “C” in CCRS – Focusing on Community Right Now

College & Career (and Community) Readiness Standards are very much in play right now as we all help our students to navigate this landscape of COVID-19. This article has links to several MN-created math and ELA instructional activities and ideas for how to use them with your own students! Read More

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1!

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1!

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 2020/2021 CCRS Cohort beginning this fall! Read More

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 4 – Chalk Talk

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 4 – Chalk Talk

Reading, doing math, and learning are often silent, individual activities. They are internal, making it hard for us to know how students are tackling complex questions and making sense of course material. In the final article of this series, we take a look at the making students thinking visible through a silent "dialogue" called Chalk Talk. Read More

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Back for More!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Back for More!

CCRS ELA and Math Teacher workouts are focused, fast, and help teachers move forward with CCRS implementation. Use them in a staff meeting, with a colleague, or independently. Each workout takes just 20-45 minutes and focuses on a key CCRS shift, standard, or practice. Check out the latest workouts! Read More

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 3 – It’s All about the Questions

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 3 – It’s All about the Questions

Reading, doing math, and learning are often silent, individual activities. They are internal, making it hard for us to know how students are tackling complex questions and making sense of course material. In the third article of this series, we take a look at the power of questions in making student thinking visible in the classroom. Read More

CCRS in a Literacy Level Classroom? We’ve got you covered!

CCRS in a Literacy Level Classroom? We’ve got you covered!

For any teacher who has thought, “My learners are too low-level to introduce CCRS,” this is the video that you’ve been waiting for! In the fourth video of the "CCRS in the ABE Classroom" series, watch how Barb Murphy of Literacy Minnesota enthusiastically integrates CCRS teaching standards into her literacy level ESL class. Read More

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 2

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 2

Reading, doing math, and learning are often silent, individual activities. They are internal, making it hard for us to know how students are tackling complex questions and making sense of course material. In the second article of this series, we take a look at a strategy to make student thinking in the ELA and/or math classroom. Read More

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 1

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 1

Reading, doing math, and learning are often silent, individual activities. They are internal, making it hard for us to know how students are tackling complex questions and making sense of course material. This article is the first of two to explore how to make students' thinking visible for stronger learner-centered instruction. Read More

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Language & Literacy Institute on January 23-24! This is ATLAS’s largest event each year, a two-day conference that you will NOT want to miss! Registration is now OPEN, so register on the ATLAS website. Read More

Using Problem-Based Learning to Create One-Pot Lessons: Part 2

Using Problem-Based Learning to Create One-Pot Lessons: Part 2

Problem-based learning (PBL) scenarios give students relevant, meaningful situations to read, write, think, and talk about, thus keeping them engaged and motivated. This allows for combining basic skills, soft skills, and digital literacy - the focus of our MN ABE Content Standards - into one lesson or unit. Learn more about PBL and the new Content Standards Integration (CSI) Cohort - APPLICATIONS DUE FRI. DEC. 6! Read More