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Recapping the Technology Integration Initiative

Recapping the Technology Integration Initiative

The Technology Integration Initiative wrapped up this month. We’ll hear from a participant about her biggest takeaways from this 5-month professional development cohort – such as using common, non-educational apps for educational purposes!… Read More

Tools for Navigating the Digital World

Tools for Navigating the Digital World

One important aspect of empowering our learners is helping them develop the skills they need to find the answers to their own questions. Teaching our learners to navigate, interpret and evaluate what they find online are critical skills for all four areas of readiness. Read More

Top Ten​ Considerations When Selecting Technology Tools for the Non-Traditional Classroom

Top Ten​ Considerations When Selecting Technology Tools for the Non-Traditional Classroom

Selecting technology tools for the classroom can be challenging. In today’s technology-driven world there are countless options and tech tools that ​could ​be implemented in the classroom. So how do you select the best options for ​your ​students and ​your ​classroom?… Read More

Distance Learning Best Practices and Success Stories: PART 2

Distance Learning Best Practices and Success Stories: PART 2

Learn from other MN ABE practitioners as they share stories about a distance learning (DL) decision, practice, learner, programming change, teacher, or administrative action that made a positive impact and could benefit the field. Read More

Distance Learning Best Practices and Success Stories: PART 1

Distance Learning Best Practices and Success Stories: PART 1

Learn from other MN ABE practitioners as they share stories about a distance learning (DL) decision, practice, learner, programming change, teacher, or administrative action that made a positive impact and could benefit the field. Read More

Register Now for the Technology Integration Initiative 2019 Cohort!

Register Now for the Technology Integration Initiative 2019 Cohort!

The 2019 Technology Integration Initiative (TII) Cohort will focus on using mobile devices for learning, both in and out of the classroom. Sign up now for this 5-month PD initiative!… Read More

Practical Applications of Technology Integration in the Adult Education Classroom

Practical Applications of Technology Integration in the Adult Education Classroom

While technology integration may feel like “one more thing” we have to find space for in our already busy schedules, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Hear from an ABE teacher about how she made NorthStar digital literacy skills a regular part of her instruction. Read More

Thinking Outside the Slide: Using the Technology Integration Initiative to Move in New Directions

Thinking Outside the Slide: Using the Technology Integration Initiative to Move in New Directions

If you have an interest in creating digital materials, incorporating technology into the classroom, implementing the Northstar Digital Literacy Standards, or just need some “sharpening of the saw,” the Technology Integration Initiative cohort is the right training for you. Read More

How to Eat an Elephant: Increasing Your Students’ Success on the GED Extended Response

How to Eat an Elephant: Increasing Your Students’ Success on the GED Extended Response

Do your students struggle with writing? This article gives tips and insights that the author gained by attending a session that focused on the GED extended response at this year’s COABE conference. It includes links to resources that GED writing teachers will find helpful. Read More

Build Critical Thinking Skills and Hit the Content Standards Trifecta

Build Critical Thinking Skills and Hit the Content Standards Trifecta

NewseumED is an excellent resource for building critical thinking skills (ACES), practicing with the key shifts in the ELA section of CCRS, and developing digital literacy (Northstar). Read on to learn more!… Read More