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NEW Hyflex Community of Practice!

NEW Hyflex Community of Practice!

Literacy Minnesota and the Support Services Distance Learning team would like to invite you to join a new HyFlex Community of Practice facilitated by Cathy Grady from Hubbs Center-SPPS and Kirsten Collins from Literacy Minnesota. This group will meet online periodically throughout the school year, and our first meeting is set for October 19 at 2:30. This informal group will be a fun place to share and build on our collective knowledge and experience in this new and growing area. Read More

Support Services Conference 2021: Registration Now Open!

Support Services Conference 2021: Registration Now Open!

We’ve all become “experts” at using Zoom or Google Meet, and masks are common apparel. We didn’t think we would still be in this phase when we planned our first virtual Support Services conference a year ago. But here we are, and we’ve gotten pretty good at this! Please join us one more time for an online Support Services Conference. We'll think about where we’ve been and what we’ve learned, and focus on where we can go in the future. 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

Attention ESL Teachers! Scholarships Available for 2021 MELEd Conference!

Attention ESL Teachers! Scholarships Available for 2021 MELEd Conference!

Do you teach adults whose first language is not English? Interested in connecting with others who work with immigrants and refugees, across all ages of learners and contexts for ESL? ATLAS is providing scholarships for Minnesota educators to attend the state ESL conference (MELEd) live and in-person under strict COVID precautions, in St. Paul on November 19-20, 2021! Read More

Updates on Integrated Education and Training (IET)

Updates on Integrated Education and Training (IET)

In the alphabet soup that is ABE, there are a few letters that have risen to the top during the past year: IET. Integrated Education and Training (IET) is new to many in the ABE field; it combines adult education with specific workforce preparation and training. Read on for updates on what's happening in Minnesota around IETs! Read More

Updates from PANDA

Updates from PANDA

Updates from PANDA! We’ve changed our tagline from “Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists” to the acronym for PANDA: Physical And Nonapparent Disability Assistance. Same services, same website. Just a different tagline! Read More

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Pilot

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Pilot

This fall ATLAS is hosting a new Antiracist Praxis Study Circle facilitated by Cydnee Sanders, a MA TESOL student at Hamline University. Learn how to be more than a teacher with good intentions by applying intentional antiracist practices into your adult English classroom. This is the kind of DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) professional development that we have been looking for! Read More

New! Volunteer Foundations Training

New! Volunteer Foundations Training

All volunteers in adult education, regardless of their role, should receive the training and support that they need in order to feel comfortable and to provide effective service to learners. In order to support learners, volunteers, and programs, the Minnesota Department of Education has updated their Volunteer Training Standards Policy. Read More

Upcoming Webinars for Literacy Minnesota’s Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Series!

Upcoming Webinars for Literacy Minnesota’s Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Series!

This fall Literacy Minnesota is introducing a new series of webinars featuring guest speakers from around Minnesota who will be presenting on topics that are highly relevant to adult education learners, teachers, and volunteers. We’re thrilled to be able to offer these free webinars to all educators and supporters of adult education, and are excited to learn from our featured speakers along with you. 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