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Nature for New Minnesotans: Making the Case for Teaching Minnesota’s Natural History in EL Classrooms

Nature for New Minnesotans: Making the Case for Teaching Minnesota’s Natural History in EL Classrooms

Nature for New Minnesotans is a new program through University of Minnesota Extension that seeks to increase the environmental literacy and access to the outdoors of EL (English Language) students in the Twin Cities. In this article, program director Lucas Rapisarda shares his experience of designing the program and taking students to Itasca State Park in August 2022. Read More

To HiSET or Not to HiSET? That Is the New Question

To HiSET or Not to HiSET? That Is the New Question

A new high school equivalency option is coming to Minnesota Adult Education! Find out the basics about the HiSET, as well as webinars in September and October where you can learn more about what's on the five tests that make up the HiSET: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts-Reading, and Language Arts-Writing. Read More

Journeys Anthology 2023: Call for Submissions!

Journeys Anthology 2023: Call for Submissions!

This fall, we invite your learners to share their voices and submit their original stories and art for publication in the 2023 edition of Journeys. Friday, December 2, 2022 is the deadline for this year’s submissions. Read More

2022 Summer Institute Poster Sessions Still Available for Viewing

2022 Summer Institute Poster Sessions Still Available for Viewing

Did you attend Summer Institute this year and not get a chance to view the poster sessions? Did you miss Summer Institute but want to sample some of the awesomeness? Virtual poster sessions for the 2022 Summer Institute conference are still available for viewing! Read More

Welcome, Brandy Logan, the new High School Equivalency and Adult Education Accountability Specialist at MDE!

Welcome, Brandy Logan, the new High School Equivalency and Adult Education Accountability Specialist at MDE!

Brandy Logan is the newest Adult Education Team member at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). She is overseeing high school equivalency testing (GED and HiSET) and adult education accountability efforts. Read More

Get Literacy Action Network’s Outreach Toolkit for FREE!

Get Literacy Action Network’s Outreach Toolkit for FREE!

Literacy Action Network (LAN) is excited to release an Outreach Toolkit to help ABE programs across Minnesota evaluate and expand their marketing and outreach to potential participants. Learn about where to get the toolkit and how to use it! Read More

Considering that ABE License? See What Hamline Has to Offer!

Considering that ABE License? See What Hamline Has to Offer!

Hamline University offers 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 in the fall! Plus, your previous coursework may help you get there sooner. Read More

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