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Solving the Case of the Missing Content Standards

Solving the Case of the Missing Content Standards

Looking for ways to integrate all three sets of MN ABE Content Standards (CCRS, ACES/TIF, Northstar Digital Literacy Standards) into your instruction? Join us for an exciting new Cohort experience where you will adapt and create student tasks, lesson plans, and units aligned to the three sets of standards! Read More

Become a Technology Leader with TLA

Become a Technology Leader with TLA

Participants in the Technology Leadership Academy (TLA) last year accomplished amazing things: they created distance learning orientation videos for students; embedded digital literacy into curriculum; rolled out systems for learners to track their distance learning work and get feedback from their teachers; and more. You, too, can do amazing things; apply for TLA by November 8, 2019! Read More

Northstar Releases New Digital Literacy Curricula

Northstar Releases New Digital Literacy Curricula

Last week, Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment announced the release of new curriculum focused on teaching adult students on the three most used modules. The curriculum is included with a low-cost subscription to Northstar and is comprised of three units. Read More

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