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Examining Trends in Students’ Math Knowledge and Skills Gaps with GED Testing Service (GEDTS)

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

What Seems to Be the Problem?

What Seems to Be the Problem?

Robert Kaplinsky's website is a treasure trove of free resources for building problem solving and critical thinking skills. His Problem Solving Framework is a simple, but powerful, tool that could be used in any ABE classroom. Read on for ideas about how you could be using it today. Read More

Skillblox: Streamlining Our Search for Instructional Resources

Skillblox: Streamlining Our Search for Instructional Resources

Are you tired of taking the time to search the internet for the perfect resources to accompany your math instruction? Do you wish there was a searchable database organized by CCR standards and TABE 11/12 competencies to make lesson planning and packet compilation easier? You are in luck! Let me introduce you to Skillblox! Read More

Scholarships Available for MN Adult Ed Practitioners to Attend the MCTM Spring 2021 Virtual Conference!

Scholarships Available for MN Adult Ed Practitioners to Attend the MCTM Spring 2021 Virtual Conference!

If you teach math/numeracy in your setting, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity on April 16-17! Gain access to a strong community of math teachers from a broad variety of contexts from all corners of the state, as well as dynamic national speakers, while ATLAS foots the bill! Read More

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!

Read on for three NEW CCRS Workouts to strengthen your CCRS "muscles" (even during a pandemic). Regardless of the delivery method of our instruction and programming, the standards will always be THE benchmark for instruction. Each workout takes between 20 and 45 minutes and focuses on a key CCRS shift or shifts, standard, or practice. When it comes to CCR standards implementation, we can’t stop, won’t stop...no matter what! Read More

Re-Imagining Instruction Part 2: Flipping the Classroom

Re-Imagining Instruction Part 2: Flipping the Classroom

As we look to lessons learned from the past 8+ months of Emergency Remote Teaching, now is a great opportunity to reflect on what we’ve learned and how we can continue to innovate our practice to better serve adult learners both within and beyond our classrooms. In Part 2 in this series, Joey Lehrman explores the flipped classroom as a means of enhancing the ways we engage students in meaningful learning. Read More

Re-Imagining Instruction Part 1: Independent Learning with Technology

Re-Imagining Instruction Part 1: Independent Learning with Technology

As we look to lessons learned from the past 8+ months of Emergency Remote Teaching, now is a great opportunity to reflect as a field about what we’ve learned and how we can continue to innovate our practice to better serve adult learners both within and beyond our classrooms. In this 2-part series, Joey Lehrman proposes a few options for how we might leverage this moment to rethink and enhance the ways we engage students in meaningful learning. Read More

5 Sites for Numeracy Discussion

5 Sites for Numeracy Discussion

Looking for a way to add numeracy-building activities to your class routine? Here are 5 free sites that can be used online or in person to also build critical thinking. Consider using these as a 5-minute opening activity. Read More

More ELA and Math CCRS Teacher Workouts!

More ELA and Math CCRS Teacher Workouts!

The next group of CCRS Teacher Workouts is here - this time with a focus on academic vocabulary and more math content. These are quick and focused support activities for CCRS ELA and math instruction. Check them out to strengthen your knowledge of vocabulary and Math Shifts and Practices! Read More

The 3rd “C” in CCRS – Focusing on Community Right Now

The 3rd “C” in CCRS – Focusing on Community Right Now

College & Career (and Community) Readiness Standards are very much in play right now as we all help our students to navigate this landscape of COVID-19. This article has links to several MN-created math and ELA instructional activities and ideas for how to use them with your own students! Read More