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Integrated Education and Training PD Highlights and Opportunities

Integrated Education and Training PD Highlights and Opportunities

Integrated Education and Training (IET) is front and center for you to join in on national, state, and regional professional development opportunities. IET programming help adults who lack basic skills, relevant occupational skills, and essential workplace skills to gain the competencies and credentials needed for in-demand careers. Here is a brief update on highlights from IET PD over the past year and future PD opportunities in Minnesota and beyond. Read More

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Do you teach adult English learners? The MELEd (Minnesota English Learner Education) conference is the state's premiere professional gathering for anyone who works with English language learners. This year, MELEd will be held *IN PERSON* at the St. Paul RiverCentre on November 18-19, 2022. Consider presenting; proposals are due June 16! Also, read on to find out about an opportunity to receive funds to attend MELEd this year! Read More

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Coming Soon!

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Coming Soon!

This summer ATLAS is hosting an Antiracist Praxis Study Circle facilitated by Cydnee Sanders, MA TESOL. Learn how to be more than a teacher with good intentions by applying intentional antiracist practices into your adult English classroom. We'll explore the research around Translanguaging by Ofelia García and Culturally Responsive Teaching by Zaretta Hammond. The application deadline to participate is Friday, May 27, 2022! Read More

Considering that ABE License? See What Hamline Has to Offer!

Considering that ABE License? See What Hamline Has to Offer!

Hamline University offers both the ABE initial license for those who don’t hold a teaching license in another field already, and the ABE additional license for those already holding a teaching license. You can start in the fall! Plus, your previous coursework may help you get there sooner. Read More

Summer Training Options for Busy Volunteers

Summer Training Options for Busy Volunteers

Good news! Literacy Minnesota’s Volunteer Training Department is in session this summer with great options to help volunteers get training. Read More

ESL Resource Library to the Rescue!

ESL Resource Library to the Rescue!

Adult English language teachers can spend hours of their valuable planning time sorting through online resources, looking for ones that are appropriate and helpful for their particular adult learners. What teacher has time for that?! The ATLAS ESL Resource Library is ready to come to the rescue! Read More

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1, 2022!

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1, 2022!

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 2022/2023 CCRS Cohort beginning this fall! Read More

Summer Institute 2022: We Need YOU!

Summer Institute 2022: We Need YOU!

Preparations for Summer Institute 2022 are underway, and now is your opportunity jump on board! You can now submit a workshop proposal (due June 1) and sign up to be a Zoom host or co-host. This conference cannot happen without all the dedicated ABE practitioners of our wonderful state who are willing to help by presenting or hosting. We look forward to working with you and putting on another MN ABE Summer Institute to remember! Read More

PANDA Offers Free Online Relicensure Courses

PANDA Offers Free Online Relicensure Courses

PANDA provides free disability training and support for teachers. In collaboration with Literacy Minnesota, these are FREE online courses, available to take at your own pace. Check out the newest course, "The 3 L’s: The Difference Between Learning Disability, Low Ability, and Low Literacy", or any of the other courses on PTSD/traumas, suicide prevention, reducing the stigma of mental illness, and teaching about mental health. Read More

Questions! Questions! I Have Testing Questions!

Questions! Questions! I Have Testing Questions!

The first question is “What does this dog have to do with CASAS and TABE testing?” That’s an easy one! The dog has absolutely nothing to do with testing, but it’s cute and it got you to stop and take a look at this article! Read on to learn more about assessment training over the next few months. Read More