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New Antiracism Instructional Resources Posted!

New Antiracism Instructional Resources Posted!

"Antiracism in ABE" is a large section of the Cultural Competency resource library on the ATLAS website. We have recently been adding new resources to the Antiracist Instruction category, since we know busy teachers are looking for specific things to use in their classrooms. Learn about a few of these great new resources! Read More

Check Out What’s New in the Antiracism in ABE Resource Library!

Check Out What’s New in the Antiracism in ABE Resource Library!

"Antiracism in ABE" is a large section of the Cultural Competency resource library on the ATLAS website. This summer we have been working to revamp the Antiracist Instruction category, since we know busy teachers are looking for specific things to use in their classrooms. Learn about a few of these great resources, including presentations by our own MN Adult Ed colleagues! Read More

New On-Demand Equity Training for Volunteers

New On-Demand Equity Training for Volunteers

Literacy Minnesota just made available three more targeted trainings in video format, led by outside facilitators who are experts in their topics. These video sessions fulfill the targeted training requirements of Literacy Minnesota’s Volunteer Foundation Training Certificates, and they also count toward our Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Certificate. Read More

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 3

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 3

Part 3 of this article discusses some barriers the team faced and the processes of overcoming them. This article also gives an overview of future plans and projects to take place under the Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant. Read More

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 2

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 2

After introducing the Racial Equity Team in Part 1, this article will explain the initial phases of the grant's activities and other steps taken in the first year. Stay tuned for Part 3, which explains future goals and upcoming projects. Read More

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 1

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 1

The Racial Equity Team has completed its first year of the Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant. This article provides a brief explanation of the grant and introduces the team members. Stay tuned for parts 2 & 3 where past and future grant activities are discussed. Read More

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Coming Soon!

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Coming Soon!

This summer ATLAS is hosting an Antiracist Praxis Study Circle facilitated by Cydnee Sanders, MA TESOL. Learn how to be more than a teacher with good intentions by applying intentional antiracist practices into your adult English classroom. We'll explore the research around Translanguaging by Ofelia García and Culturally Responsive Teaching by Zaretta Hammond. The application deadline to participate is Friday, May 27, 2022! Read More

Diversifying Your Image Searches

Diversifying Your Image Searches

How can a beginner level ESOL class be made more culturally responsive, when the content and skills we need to cover seem so basic? I realized that in order to embody the values that our field aspires to hold, I needed to figure out how to make them real and tangible in my classroom. This school year, that mission became my primary focus. I’d like to share some of my thoughts and takeaways from my journey so far. Read More

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Facilitator Guide Now Available!

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Facilitator Guide Now Available!

Last fall ATLAS hosted a new Antiracist Praxis Study Circle aimed at moving beyond good intentions by applying intentional antiracist practices in our adult English classrooms. Now, the study circle Facilitator Guide and materials are on the ATLAS website and available to everyone. This is the kind of DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) professional development that we have been looking for, and now it’s ready for YOU to use! Read More

Language and Literacy ESL Roundup!

Language and Literacy ESL Roundup!

If you’re an ESL teacher who missed this year’s Language & Literacy conference, or if you just weren’t able to make it to all of the sessions, have no fear! All of the conference sessions were recorded, so even though the conference is over, you can still continue to learn with and from your ESL colleagues. Check out the videos and resources from these ESL-focused sessions for ideas to invigorate your teaching this winter. Read More