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Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Do you teach non-native speakers of English? The MELEd (Minnesota English Learner Education) conference coming up on Nov. 20-21, 2020, is the state's premiere professional gathering for anyone who works with English language learners. Consider presenting; proposals are due May 22! Read More

How Strong Are Your ABE Foundations?

How Strong Are Your ABE Foundations?

For new or seasoned ABE staff, the online ABE Foundations course on Schoology has answers to the burning questions you have about Minnesota's ABE system! You can review some or all of the content in the course. Read More

Introducing the Minnesota Adult Education PD Catalog!

Introducing the Minnesota Adult Education PD Catalog!

A dedicated team of Minnesota Adult Education Support Network providers has been hard at work creating a new professional development (PD) planning tool just for you: the new Minnesota Adult Education PD Catalog! This online catalog provides an overview of all MN Adult Education PD activities in one convenient, searchable place. Read More

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1!

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1!

Looking to strengthen CCRS implementation in your ABE program? Want to network and collaborate in this effort with ABE colleagues from around the state? Don't miss the chance to participate in the 2020/2021 CCRS Cohort beginning this fall! Read More

Students with Limited Formal Schooling? Come to the Free MinneSLIFE Conference!

Students with Limited Formal Schooling? Come to the Free MinneSLIFE Conference!

Do you work with English learners with limited formal schooling? The 8th Annual SLIFE Conference will be held at the Anderson Center at Hamline University, St. Paul, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. This FREE conference gathers educators of Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) of all ages. Read More

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Back for More!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Back for More!

CCRS ELA and Math Teacher workouts are focused, fast, and help teachers move forward with CCRS implementation. Use them in a staff meeting, with a colleague, or independently. Each workout takes just 20-45 minutes and focuses on a key CCRS shift, standard, or practice. Check out the latest workouts! Read More

CCRS in a Literacy Level Classroom? We’ve got you covered!

CCRS in a Literacy Level Classroom? We’ve got you covered!

For any teacher who has thought, “My learners are too low-level to introduce CCRS,” this is the video that you’ve been waiting for! In the fourth video of the "CCRS in the ABE Classroom" series, watch how Barb Murphy of Literacy Minnesota enthusiastically integrates CCRS teaching standards into her literacy level ESL class. Read More

Scholarships Available for MN ABE Practitioners to Attend the 2020 MCTM Spring Conference!

Scholarships Available for MN ABE Practitioners to Attend the 2020 MCTM Spring Conference!

If you teach math/numeracy in your setting, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! 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 helps foot the bill! Read More

Suicide Prevention for Adult Educators

Suicide Prevention for Adult Educators

Suicide is the 9th leading cause of all deaths in Minnesota. Preventing suicide is an important skill to develop. Are you aware of a free online course titled, “Suicide Prevention for Adult Educators”? This training is intended to address the re-licensure area of Suicide Prevention Best Practices and offers 1.5 CEUs. Read More

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Language & Literacy Institute on January 23-24! This is ATLAS’s largest event each year, a two-day conference that you will NOT want to miss! Registration is now OPEN, so register on the ATLAS website. Read More