Recent Newsletter Articles
Consider Joining the DL Advisory Team!
Consider joining the DL Advisory team, which will allow you to provide input to guide the state’s distance learning professional development and training efforts; offer input and feedback on policies and procedures governing distance education; advise on the purchase of statewide DL platform licenses; and participate in discussions regarding approval of platforms and courses for distance learning proxy hours. Read More
Edmentum and BASE – What’s New and Noteworthy for Spring 2023?
Do you use Edmentum Courseware, Exact Path, or BASE with your adult learners? Read on for some quick updates and helpful tips, and don't miss the BASE - SEL webinar on April 24 at 3:30 pm! Read More
MN Teacher Verification Model Update: Now Two Pathways to TVM Certification!
The Teacher Verification Model (TVM) is an option for Minnesota ABE teachers and programs to count proxy hours for asynchronous lessons that have been verified by a TVM certified teacher. Learn more about the new individual coaching pathway to TVM certification! Read More
IDEAL 103: Building an EdTech Strategy
While platforms such as Khan Academy or LinkedIn Learning host vast repositories of educational content, it can be a challenge incorporating them into the classroom. If you’ve struggled to digest and master a platform’s content, or how to meaningfully include such tools in the classroom, then the IDEAL 103 course is for you! Read More
SEL Resources for Minnesota Adult Education
There's a new collection of resources for adult learners and educators: BASE social and emotional learning (SEL) courses! A variety of courses are available for teacher PD, for in-class instruction, and for learners to access independently. Read More
New Edmentum Feature: Exact Path
Exact Path is a robust diagnostic assessment and teaching tool. It is now available to all Minnesota adult education teachers using the state-supported Edmentum (Plato) account! Read More
Distance Learning Website Offers Many Resources
The limitations on classroom learning created by the COVID pandemic have led to many distance learning innovations within Minnesota Adult Education. The Tech/DL Supplemental Services team provides a wide variety of PD and other resources. One helpful source of information is our Distance Learning website. In addition, we are pleased to announce a new self-paced, asynchronous course for adult education teachers who are new to using Google Classroom. Read More
What Do Your Students Want to Be Ready for?
Adult educators in Minnesota have access to the EdReady platform (approved for DL proxy hours in MN ABE) from the NROC Project free of charge. When given the option to review and improve foundational skills through an online program that targets specific gaps with a personalized study path, many students show meaningful – and often accelerated – skills improvement, as well as increased confidence that translates to greater success in programs of study! Read More
USA Learns: A Free Mobile-Friendly Distance Learning Option for ELLs
USA Learns is a free website that is approved for distance learning use and proxy hour collection in Minnesota Adult Education. It has recently been overhauled and is now a mobile-optimized site. USA Learns is suitable for ELLs, from beginning to high-intermediate with very basic digital literacy skills. Read More
2022 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!
Mark your calendars for the 2022 Language & Literacy Institute on January 27-28. If you teach any aspect of language & literacy—at any level—this event is for you! Read More