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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Webinar Training

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Webinar Training

Registration is now open for PANDA’s free Universal Design for Learning webcast training, completed at your convenience during the month of January 2020. Read a testimonial from a previous participant and register today! Read More

Coming to a Computer Near You: Distance Learning Webinar Series!

Coming to a Computer Near You: Distance Learning Webinar Series!

This fall and winter the Distance Learning (DL) Support Service Team is offering a series of webinars aimed at helping ABE teachers get started with DL. The series includes training on a variety of distance learning platforms as well as an introductory session about the basics of DL. Read More

Solving the Case of the Missing Content Standards

Solving the Case of the Missing Content Standards

Looking for ways to integrate all three sets of MN ABE Content Standards (CCRS, ACES/TIF, Northstar Digital Literacy Standards) into your instruction? Join us for an exciting new Cohort experience where you will adapt and create student tasks, lesson plans, and units aligned to the three sets of standards! Read More

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Feel the Burn!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Feel the Burn!

New CCRS ELA and Math Teacher workouts are focused, fast, and designed to 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. Read More

Let’s Connect…on Schoology!

Let’s Connect…on Schoology!

Are you missing opportunities to connect with ABE colleagues across the state to find out about important updates, ask questions, and share ideas or resources? Come join MN ABE on Schoology! Read More

Pronunciation Webinars for ESL Teachers

Pronunciation Webinars for ESL Teachers

For many language learners, being understood by native English speakers is a daily battle. By integrating simple pronunciation instruction into regular lessons, teachers can make a difference with their learners’ speech production and confidence levels. Read More

TABE 11&12 – New Maximum Testing Times and More!

TABE 11&12 – New Maximum Testing Times and More!

Have you heard that DRC (Data Recognition Corporation) recently announced a reduction in the allowable time for students to complete each TABE® 11&12 subtest? These new, shorter testing times should be shared with all test administrators. Read More

Check Out the 2019 Literacy Volunteer Management Conference Sessions!

Check Out the 2019 Literacy Volunteer Management Conference Sessions!

The Literacy Volunteer Management Conference will offer a variety of diversity, equity and inclusion sessions this year. Sessions include: A Conversation on Engaging Volunteers With Disabilities, Reppin' the Rainbow: LGBTQIA+ Topics in ABE, Engaging and Recruiting Volunteers from Communities of Color, Depression and Suicide Prevention and more. View the full session lineup! Read More

Teacher Training Toolkit: Free Resource for Teachers and Volunteers

Teacher Training Toolkit: Free Resource for Teachers and Volunteers

Teachers love to learn! The Minnesota Literacy Council has developed the Teacher Training Toolkit, a series of professional development modules, to help you improve your teaching skills in four different areas: checking comprehension, giving directions, error correction and feedback, and teacher talking time. 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