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Distance Learning 101: PD Cohort Opportunity

Distance Learning 101: PD Cohort Opportunity

Distance Learning 101: Foundations of Distance Education & Blended Learning is a professional development cohort focused on research, best practices, planning, and implementation of distance learning programming in MN ABE contexts. Apply to participate by September 20! Read More

Adult Career Pathways Networking Group

Adult Career Pathways Networking Group

Keep up to date with all things ACP-related by joining the ACP Networking group. This is an online networking community of practice using the Schoology platform, with a designated facilitator. Read More

Math Institute on September 20 – Registration OPEN!

Math Institute on September 20 – Registration OPEN!

Do you teach math? Do you want to learn strategies for building conceptual understanding and helping your students express their thinking? This is a Math Institute you won't want to miss! We have 3 amazing expert presenters plus travel scholarships available. Read More

Attention ESL Teachers!  Scholarships Available for MELEd Conference!

Attention ESL Teachers! Scholarships Available for 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 MN ABE practitioners to attend the state ESL conference (MELEd) in St. Paul this November! Read More

Pre-Service Trainings for Classroom Assistants, One-on-One Tutors, and Conversation Circle Volunteers are Now Available!

Pre-Service Trainings for Classroom Assistants, One-on-One Tutors, and Conversation Circle Volunteers are Now Available!

No matter what role a volunteer has in an adult ESL program, training will help them to be better prepared to support learners and feel more confident. These new 3-hour ESL trainings are designed to prepare classroom assistants, one-on-one tutors, and conversation circle volunteers for successful interactions with ESL learners and teachers. Read More

ACES Makes the Move to Schoology

ACES Makes the Move to Schoology

The ACES 101 Course that was previously available on the MLC’s training website has moved to Schoology. The course, which was re-branded as ACES Foundations, follows in the footsteps of the CCRS Foundations course which made the move to Schoology in fall 2018. Much of the content from the original ACES course has remained the same, but it's being delivered in a new way. Read More

Free Equity, Culture and Education Workshops

Free Equity, Culture and Education Workshops

ABE programs strive to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of their programming. In order to support ABE programs in this important mission, the Minnesota Literacy Council is offering a series of free Equity, Culture and Education Workshops throughout the summer and fall. Read More

Support Staff Conference Call for Proposals

Support Staff Conference Call for Proposals

Do you have an exciting idea that you would love to share with your colleagues? Put together a proposal to present at the Support Services Conference in November! Read More

Schedule a Fall On-Site Volunteer Training Session Today!

Schedule a Fall On-Site Volunteer Training Session Today!

It’s finally summer in Minnesota, which means that fall is just around the corner! Jump start your fall classes by scheduling an on-site volunteer training to prepare your volunteers to effectively support learners. Read More

Using PLCs to Develop Navigation Practices with ABE Teachers

Using PLCs to Develop Navigation Practices with ABE Teachers

An overview of a very successful PLC (professional learning community) that was created to develop navigation practices with ABE teachers, including a description of the PLC structure and content, as well information about how to learn more. Read More