Recent Newsletter Articles
EdReady Personalizes and Improves Students’ Math and English Mastery
EdReady, a free tool available to Minnesota adult educators, personalizes and improves students' math and English mastery. Find out more, and join us for an EdReady webinar on May 11, 1:30-2:30 CST to learn more about the student experience and understand the details in the reports. Read More
Don’t Forget Social Studies… GED, HiSET and Resources for Everyone!
Whether you are teaching in a high school equivalency, basic skills, or ESL classroom, don't forget to check out the ATLAS Social Studies & Civics online resource library for ready-to-use lessons, activities, and ideas for your classroom/context. As we know, social studies content is critical for our adult learners far beyond that GED or HiSET exam! Read More
A Not So BASE-ic Resource
I have recently spent some time exploring the BAES Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) courses that are now available for Distance Learning. After looking at them through an ACES/TIF lens, I have come to the conclusion that they make up a rich resource collection that would be useful for anyone who wants to learn more about Transitions skills, such as Resilience, Motivation, and Future Goals. Read More
What Are Students Missing on the GED Math Test?
I have often found myself asking what information the GED Testing Service makes available to know what to teach to my students. GEDTS must know what topics are important and what the GED candidates are getting incorrect on the tests, right? Well, the good news is that they do both know the information and are willing to share it with us! 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
Examining Trends in Students’ Math Knowledge and Skills Gaps with GED Testing Service (GEDTS)
Did you know that since January 2019, approximately 78,000 students have passed 3 of the 4 GED content area tests? Approximately 80% of those students have either not passed or not taken the GED Math test. GED Testing Service is offering a webinar to examine trends in students’ knowledge and skills gaps on the Mathematical Reasoning test. Read More
Custom Edmentum Courses for Adult Diploma
The adult diploma Edmentum custom courses are updated! In addition to updating to non-Flash, each course was reviewed to ensure it still meets the ADP competencies. While the courses were designed for adult diploma students, they are a great resource for any students wanting to delve more deeply into science and social studies – whether it’s for GED, college prep, or just because they are interested in the subject. Read More
Teaching Critical Thinking Skills through a Social Justice Lens
It is safe to say that 2020 has left us with a lot to unpack as individuals and as educators. As our classes continue to look so different as they take place online, I am thinking about the need to find and use materials that help my students and me to process everything that is going on around us. The resources in the Zinn Education Project are perfect for building the ACES skill of Critical Thinking. Read More
Using Problem-Based Learning to Create One-Pot Lessons
Problem-based learning (PBL) scenarios give students relevant, meaningful situations to read, write, think, and talk about, thus keeping them engaged and motivated. This allows for combining basic skills, soft skills, and digital literacy - the focus of our MN ABE Content Standards - into one lesson or unit. Learn more about PBL and the new Content Standards Integration (CSI) Cohort kicking off in January 2020! Read More
Let’s Connect…on Schoology!
Are you missing opportunities to connect with ABE colleagues across the state to find out about important updates, ask questions, and share ideas or resources? Come join MN ABE on Schoology! Read More