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It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for the Volunteer Management Conference

It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for the Volunteer Management Conference

Join us for the 2022 Volunteer Management Conference! This yearly event is hosted by Literacy Minnesota and is designed for coordinators, teachers, managers and other program staff. The conference focuses not only on getting started with volunteers, but also how to support them during their time in the program. Read More

ATLAS Writing Study Circle Applications Due December 16

ATLAS Writing Study Circle Applications Due December 16

Sometimes the sequel is even better than the original; watch “The Empire Strikes Back,” and tell me I’m wrong. Like that George Lucas classic, the ATLAS Writing Study Circle that debuted last year was full of action and adventure. And while our fan base might not be ready to compete with Star Wars just yet, in 2023 we will be back by popular demand. Read More

One Teacher’s Experience with UDL Training

One Teacher’s Experience with UDL Training

PANDA’S FREE Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Training is now open for registration! But you'd better hurry, as there is a limit of 30 participants! Read on to find out about one teacher’s UDL experience, and get registered for the training today. Read More

SEL Resources for Minnesota Adult Education

SEL Resources for Minnesota Adult Education

There's a new collection of resources for adult learners and educators: BASE social and emotional learning (SEL) courses! A variety of courses are available for teacher PD, for in-class instruction, and for learners to access independently. Read More

You (yes, YOU) Can Teach Digital Literacy! The New Northstar Foundations Course Can Help

You (yes, YOU) Can Teach Digital Literacy! The New Northstar Foundations Course Can Help

You likely know that the Northstar Digital Literacy standards are one of the three required sets of content standards for Minnesota Adult Education. Now, there’s a new online course to help all teachers integrate these standards into their teaching practice! Read More

PANDA’s FREE Universal Design for Learning Training

PANDA’s FREE Universal Design for Learning Training

It’s that time of year again! Please join us for PANDA’s upcoming free Universal Design for Learning (UDL) training. This training can be taken at your own pace during the month of January 2023, and you can earn 16 CEUs! Based on scientific insights into how humans learn, UDL is an approach that minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students. Read More

2022 ABE Support Staff Conference Registration Now Open

2022 ABE Support Staff Conference Registration Now Open

Please join us again this year for an online Support Services Conference, as we learn from the past, live in the present, and plan for the future. We’ll reflect on where we’ve been and use those lessons to focus on building a better future. Read More

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

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 to attend the state ESL conference (MELEd), live and in-person under strict COVID precautions, at the St. Paul RiverCentre on November 18-19, 2022! Read More

Routines That Foster Constructing Viable Arguments and Critiquing the Reasoning of Others – Part 1

Routines That Foster Constructing Viable Arguments and Critiquing the Reasoning of Others – Part 1

Regardless of the subject matter, there is a skill/practice that is central to any learning: the ability to construct viable and valid arguments, and to engage in critiquing the reasoning of others - the reasoning of both students and teachers. There are routines you can put in place to help develop this skill/practice. Read More

New On-Demand Equity Training for Volunteers

New On-Demand Equity Training for Volunteers

Literacy Minnesota just made available three more targeted trainings in video format, led by outside facilitators who are experts in their topics. These video sessions fulfill the targeted training requirements of Literacy Minnesota’s Volunteer Foundation Training Certificates, and they also count toward our Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Certificate. Read More