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Outstanding Refugee Awards

Outstanding Refugee Awards

Recognize and celebrate the contributions of colleagues, neighbors, and co-workers, who originally came to the U.S. with refugee status, who are now making our communities better for all of us! Read More

Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

The Teacher Verification Model (TVM) is a new pathway for Minnesota ABE teachers and programs to count proxy hours for asynchronous lessons that have been verified by a TVM-certified teacher. Read More

Online Networking Is Getting Mighty Easy

Online Networking Is Getting Mighty Easy

The Statewide PD Committee recently became aware that Schoology teacher accounts will no longer be free – meaning that no one who doesn't already have an account can join the MN Adult Education discussion groups on Schoology. But never fear! Here comes Mighty Networks to save the day! Read More

Distance Learning Support Email: A Resource for YOU!

Distance Learning Support Email: A Resource for YOU!

Need DL help? The distance learning support email is the best way to quickly get your questions answered, get connected to resources, and request training. Use this email to ask us any and all questions about distance/blended/hybrid learning, technology, DL platforms and proxy hours, digital instructional tools and resources, DL policy, best practices, DL courses in SID, webinar trainings, and so on. Read More

Journeys 2021: Special Chapter Open to Submissions from ABE Staff and Volunteers!

Journeys 2021: Special Chapter Open to Submissions from ABE Staff and Volunteers!

Literacy Minnesota is excited to announce a special Journeys 2021 chapter, “Teaching and Learning during the Pandemic." We invite anyone affiliated with Minnesota ABE – whether they be learners, teachers, tutors, support professionals, volunteers or interns – to submit a piece for publication. We want to share the stories of challenges, lessons learned and unexpected surprises that you’ve experienced this year. Read More

Where Are My Tests?

Where Are My Tests?

If your agency requested tests from the state distribution of CASAS and TABE computer-based tests, you may be wondering where those tests are. The distribution has been requested and the good news is that many of the tests have been distributed! Read More

Journeys Submissions: Extended Deadline and Adapted Curriculum

Journeys Submissions: Extended Deadline and Adapted Curriculum

This fall, we invite your learners to share their voices and submit their original stories and art for publication in the 2021 edition of Journeys. This year’s deadline has been extended to January 29, 2021! Read More

Been Waiting to Add that ABE License? Good News from Hamline!

Been Waiting to Add that ABE License? Good News from Hamline!

Hamline University is pleased to announce that it’s now offering BOTH the ABE initial license (for those who don’t hold a teaching license in another field already) and the ABE additional license (for those already holding a teaching license). You can start anytime! Plus, your previous coursework may help you get there sooner. Read More

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

This fall, we invite your learners to share their voices and submit their original stories and art for publication in the 2021 edition of Journeys. Friday, December 18 is the deadline for this year’s submissions. Read More

Free (To You) Online Testing Administrations – Deadline 9/30/20!

Free (To You) Online Testing Administrations – Deadline 9/30/20!

The Covid-19 pandemic forced our MN Adult Education Support Network to cancel or postpone many events last spring, but we discovered other ways to provide similar services. Unspent funds were used to purchase online test administrations for both CASAS and TABE. To access these online tests, consortium managers must complete the Computer-Based Testing Survey/Sign-up by September 30. Read More