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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

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

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

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

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Feel the Burn!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Feel the Burn!

New CCRS ELA and Math Teacher workouts are focused, fast, and designed to 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. Read More

Attention!! Important Changes Coming to Newsela.com

Attention!! Important Changes Coming to Newsela.com

Parts of Newsela are becoming subscription-only, so read on for important information about changes to this popular website! Read More

Join an Advisory Team and Help Guide Professional Development in MN ABE!

Join an Advisory Team and Help Guide Professional Development in MN ABE!

Do you like thinking about how we grow as professional educators in ABE?  Three unique leadership opportunities are coming up for Minnesota ABE practitioners. Please consider joining the Language & Literacy, MN Numeracy Instruction, or Transitions Advisory Team!… Read More

CCRS Classroom Videos? You got it. Second Video Now Available!

CCRS Classroom Videos? You got it. Second Video Now Available!

You asked, and we answered!  If you’ve been wanting to see CCRS aligned instruction “in action” at lower levels, this video is for you. ATLAS and the Minnesota Literacy Council have collaborated on another wonderful new instructional video, available for free!… Read More