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Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys 2022 is now accepting submissions! We encourage you to work with your learners this fall on their Journeys writing submissions and help them complete their entries no later than December 3, 2021. Read More

ABE Foundations at-a-Distance: Fall Webinar Series!

ABE Foundations at-a-Distance: Fall Webinar Series!

This fall, given the inability to hold the in-person ABE Foundations Workshop at Summer Institute, our online ABE Foundations course is a great option for those new to ABE! To add to the online course experience, we are offering a 3-webinar series to support your entry into the field – on October 18, 25, and November 1, 2021. Read More

September 19-25 is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week!

September 19-25 is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week!

Literacy Action Network and the Adult Education Team at the Minnesota Department of Education are happy to announce that the week of September 19-25, 2021, is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. During this week we will recognize your amazing contributions and hope you will celebrate the accomplishments of you and your programs. Read More

Welcome to Minnesota Adult Education, Neill Allard!

Welcome to Minnesota Adult Education, Neill Allard!

The Adult Education Team at the Minnesota Department of Education is excited to announce that Neill Allard (they/them) has joined our team as the Communications and Administrative Support Specialist! Learn more about Neill in this article. Read More

ABE Partners with Dev Ed to Achieve Outstanding Student Outcomes

ABE Partners with Dev Ed to Achieve Outstanding Student Outcomes

ABE practitioners and Minnesota State Developmental Education faculty and staff statewide have joined forces to ensure students in developmental education receive high-quality, integrated instruction to address their learning needs. Learn about best practices and benefit from the experience of highly effective statewide partnerships. Read More

Summer Institute Virtual Poster Sessions Still Available to View

Summer Institute Virtual Poster Sessions Still Available to View

Virtual poster sessions created for Summer Institute are still available to view! There are 28 short videos highlighting a program activity, a fun activity, a how-to, or a classroom best practice. Many of the videos also have links to handouts or other resources. Read More

MN ABE Summer Institute 2021

MN ABE Summer Institute 2021

Join your fellow ABE colleagues online August 18-19, 2021 for Minnesota’s virtual ABE Summer Institute. We have a great keynote planned and a tremendous lineup of valuable workshops for you, plus some fun trivia, crafting, bingo, and restorative movement sessions. Registration closes August 11! Read More

Updates on the Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

Updates on the Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

The Teacher Verification Model (TVM) was launched in March as a new option for Minnesota ABE teachers and programs to count proxy hours for asynchronous lessons that have been verified by a TVM certified teacher. Over 70 MN adult educators have now completed TVM certification and others are in process. Read on to learn about the basics of TVM and how you can become TVM certified! Read More

DEED Seeks Community Members to Join Grantmaking Review

DEED Seeks Community Members to Join Grantmaking Review

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is committed to changing its grantmaking processes to ensure new voices and perspectives are being heard. We are seeking people with an interest in workforce development, and experience in grantmaking, education, training, workforce, and/or a related area to review grants. Read More

Help Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors Take the Next Step to Skilling Up

Help Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors Take the Next Step to Skilling Up

After more than a year of challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota is looking forward to a brighter future, with increased opportunity for all Minnesotans to skill-up, earn a college credential, and improve their economic outlook. We are moving Forward Together and looking for passionate individuals and committed organizations to help achieve the state’s higher education attainment goal and to help skill up the state’s workforce. Read More