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Universal Design for Learning Webcast Training

Universal Design for Learning Webcast Training

Registration is now open for PANDA’s free Universal Design for Learning webcast training, completed at your convenience during the month of January 2019.  Read on for a testimonial from a previous participant. Read More

PANDA Services

PANDA Services

PANDA provides ABE programs with disability support, knowledge, and resources to increase academic opportunities for students. Funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education, our services are free for ABE programs. Check out our redesigned website and services!… Read More

September is National Deaf Awareness Month

September is National Deaf Awareness Month

Learn about ThinkSelf, Minnesota Deaf ABE – a statewide program that serves deaf and hard of hearing adult students.  Gain communication tips when speaking to individuals in the deaf community. Read More

One Small Piece at a Time: Quick and Meaningful Curricular Applications for the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Training

One Small Piece at a Time: Quick and Meaningful Curricular Applications for the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Training

“How can I meet content standards while addressing student variability in learning styles and needs? How can I manage this while holding myself accountable for the content of other trainings I’m taking? What about my roles outside of my program?” Sounds like you should consider PANDA’s UDL training!… Read More

Highlighting Three Disability Programs

Highlighting Three Disability Programs

PANDA collaborates with and supports three ABE disability programs in the metro area that have trained teachers who specialize in working with students that have vision loss/ blindness, hearing loss/deafness, and traumatic brain injuries. Did you know you can refer students to each of these disability programs?… Read More

Important GED Accommodation Updates

Important GED Accommodation Updates

GED Testing Service provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodations. Read on to learn about new important updates to accommodation scheduling and testing options for GED students. Read More

Learn about LINCS!

Learn about LINCS!

The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) offers freely available courses, resources, and community for adult educators. Check out this powerful resource!… Read More

Attention Strategies

Many adults have trouble with sitting still, getting distracted, paying attention, or being impulsive on occasion.  It becomes troublesome when inattention problems are consistently occurring and impacting student learning. Read More

TABE/CASAS Accommodations

TABE/CASAS Accommodations

Does your student have dyslexia?  Mental health challenges?  A physical or chronic health condition?  ADHD?  If you answered yes to any of the above, the student may qualify for TABE/CASAS testing accommodations. Read More

Managing Stress to Improve Learning: A Self-Management Resource

Managing Stress to Improve Learning: A Self-Management Resource

Some of the biggest obstacles that our adult learners face are often not academic, but social and emotional in nature. The Managing Stress to Improve Learning project has an array of resources to help teachers create safe, stable classrooms and promote positive mental health and stress reduction techniques. Read More