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TIF 2.0: Transitioning Into the Future

TIF 2.0: Transitioning Into the Future

Over the past 10 years, the ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) project has grown into a nationally recognized transitions framework that has influenced work being done around Minnesota and across the country. Now we're excited to announce some upcoming changes to the ACES TIF on the horizon! Read More

Summer Institute 2022: We Need YOU!

Summer Institute 2022: We Need YOU!

Preparations for Summer Institute 2022 are underway, and now is your opportunity jump on board! You can now submit a workshop proposal (due June 1) and sign up to be a Zoom host or co-host. This conference cannot happen without all the dedicated ABE practitioners of our wonderful state who are willing to help by presenting or hosting. We look forward to working with you and putting on another MN ABE Summer Institute to remember! 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

Community Collaboration: Water Safety Class

Community Collaboration: Water Safety Class

Learn how the Shakopee Community Center, Parks and Recreation Department, and Adult Education collaborated recently to run a Water Safety Class for immigrant women who are frequently not reached through traditional resources. Read More

What Does the WIOA State Plan Mean to You?

What Does the WIOA State Plan Mean to You?

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Plan is a required component of federal law for every state. This article explains its purpose and relevancy to ABE practitioners. Read More

2022 Virtual Summer Institute Call for Proposals

2022 Virtual Summer Institute Call for Proposals

Literacy Action Network is now seeking presentation proposals for the Virtual 2022 ABE Summer Institute. The conference will be held online on August 17 and 18. We received very positive feedback on last year’s excellent presentations and we look forward to another strong program! Read More

Getting Started with CASAS eTests

Getting Started with CASAS eTests

You’ve done all of the required trainings and have installed CASAS eTests and TopsPRO on your computer. You have shiny new eTests in your account. Now what? Please join us virtually on Tuesday, February 8, 1:00-3:00 p.m., for an interactive presentation on getting started with eTests for Minnesota agencies. Read More

A New, Easy and FREE Opportunity to Network with Colleagues from Around the Nation!

A New, Easy and FREE Opportunity to Network with Colleagues from Around the Nation!

ISTE’s SkillRise Initiative is launching a new free opportunity called Loop to help connect adult educators and workforce development professionals who want to share new ideas and grow their networks. Loop matches professionals within a sector (e.g., adult and workforce learning) with similar interests for optional weekly one-on-one networking calls, and it conveniently runs right out of email inboxes. Read More

Fishing and Hunting Regulations Now Available in Hmong, Karen, Somali and Spanish

Fishing and Hunting Regulations Now Available in Hmong, Karen, Somali and Spanish

People who speak Hmong, Karen, Somali or Spanish now can read in their language how to legally fish and hunt in Minnesota. The DNR would like to make available free printed copies of the fishing, hunting and waterfowl regulations in these languages as an educational resource or teaching tool to teachers of Adult Basic Education and English Language Learner courses. Read More

New to ABE?  Build a Firm Foundation!

New to ABE? Build a Firm Foundation!

We just wrapped up our second ABE Foundations Webinar Series! In lieu of the usual in-person training (done in a normal year at Summer Institute!) this webinar series provided new ABE staff a means to connect both with key leaders in the field and other colleagues new to ABE, as well as a space to ask questions about key content found in the ABE Foundations Schoology course. Read More