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ATLAS Pilot Writing Study Circle Applications Due February 1!

ATLAS Pilot Writing Study Circle Applications Due February 1!

ATLAS is pleased to announce a new pilot Writing Study Circle for Adult Education instructors in Minnesota. Participants in this study circle will have the opportunity to dig deeply into some resources related to writing instruction and then implement key strategies with their students. Applications are available now and due by February 1, 2022. Read More

2022 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

2022 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Language & Literacy Institute on January 27-28. If you teach any aspect of language & literacy—at any level—this event is for you! Read More

A New, Easy and FREE Opportunity to Network with Colleagues from Around the Nation!

A New, Easy and FREE Opportunity to Network with Colleagues from Around the Nation!

ISTE’s SkillRise Initiative is launching a new free opportunity called Loop to help connect adult educators and workforce development professionals who want to share new ideas and grow their networks. Loop matches professionals within a sector (e.g., adult and workforce learning) with similar interests for optional weekly one-on-one networking calls, and it conveniently runs right out of email inboxes. Read More

The “Just in Time” Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) Newsletter Series: Part 1

The “Just in Time” Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) Newsletter Series: Part 1

Check out the first in a new multi-part newsletter series highlighting MN Adult Education PD and resources for each of the components of Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI): alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension! This week, we take a closer look at alphabetics. Read More

Universal Design for Learning FREE Webinar

Universal Design for Learning FREE Webinar

Do not miss this free, recorded webinar training you can take at your own pace during the month of January 2022! Universal Design for Learning (UDL) emphasizes the creation of inclusive, flexible learning environments to meet the needs of diverse learners. Read More

Volunteer to Be a Forward Together Ambassador

Volunteer to Be a Forward Together Ambassador

Minnesota has partnered with The Graduate! Network to recruit and train local volunteer Forward Together Ambassadors to encourage their friends, neighbors, and colleagues to enroll in or to return to college or workforce training and complete their programs. The program is flexible and the possibilities for making a real impact are almost limitless! 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

So How’s It Goin’ Out There? Supporting & Supervising Staff at a Distance

So How’s It Goin’ Out There? Supporting & Supervising Staff at a Distance

“A wild ride.” “Unpredictable.” “A whole new set of rules.” “A test in flexibility.” What question were these webinar participants asked? You guessed it! "How has supervising staff during the pandemic been?!" Here's your chance to get some great ideas for remote supervision from some of the most experienced ABE administrators in the state! Read More

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

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