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MCTM Spring Conference 2024

MCTM Spring Conference 2024

The theme of this year’s Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) spring conference is Seeing Our Mathematical Future. Come learn from engaging presenters and network with teachers from K-12, 2-year colleges, and other adult education programs. Scholarships from ATLAS are available! Read More

Planting the Seeds of Success with the Mentorship Experience Pilot

Planting the Seeds of Success with the Mentorship Experience Pilot

This fall and winter, we took a chance on a new professional learning opportunity being offered by ATLAS and MDE – The Mentorship Experience Pilot. When we said good-bye after our final meeting, one of us was starting an ABE Licensure program at Hamline University, and the other one felt more connected to and energized by her work than she had in a long time. Read on to learn how you can plant your own seeds of success. Read More

It’s Time for Spring Training!

It’s Time for Spring Training!

The temperatures are warming up and the snow is melting. Spring is just around the corner (we hope!), so it must be time for spring training! The assessment training team has a couple of CASAS trainings scheduled to help your staff update their training. Read More

Attention Teachers of Low-Literacy Adult ESL Students!

Attention Teachers of Low-Literacy Adult ESL Students!

Do you teach ESL to adult students with little or no literacy in their primary languages? At ATLAS, we are planning to do focused professional development (PD) in the coming year for teachers like you, and we would like some input on what instructors in your context could really use to make your teaching life easier. Read More

PANDA Courses Now On Canvas!

PANDA Courses Now On Canvas!

PANDA’s free courses are now available on the online Canvas platform. We’re excited to have you experience our classes on this new, easy-to-use format! Read on for a description of our courses and how to access them on Canvas. Read More

Teaching Numeracy to Adults

Teaching Numeracy to Adults

Don't miss the upcoming Teaching Numeracy to Adults cohort! As previous participants have said, “This cohort really taught me the importance of going beyond just teaching a skill.” "[T]his course teaches more than just math; [it] teaches numeracy. How we use numeracy in our lives and how it impacts all of us…this course teaches strategies and concepts that make math way less scary." Read More

Request Training for Volunteers in Your Program

Request Training for Volunteers in Your Program

Did you know that Literacy Minnesota offers by-request training that can be catered to the topic, format and schedule of your volunteers? It’s true! This can be a great way to check off that ongoing 2-hour annual training requirement in one fell swoop and build community among the volunteers in your program. Read More

CCRS Foundations and ABE Foundations on Canvas: New and Improved!

CCRS Foundations and ABE Foundations on Canvas: New and Improved!

Join us online for CCRS Foundations and ABE Foundations in the new Canvas platform. Check out new and revised content, more opportunities for interaction, and the most updated information on teaching with the CCRS and working in our amazing MN Adult Education system! Read More

Register for the 2023 Virtual Literacy Volunteer Management Conference (VMC)!

Register for the 2023 Virtual Literacy Volunteer Management Conference (VMC)!

It’s time to register for the 2023 Virtual Literacy Volunteer Management Conference (VMC), scheduled for Friday, December 8. There will be 12 engaging concurrent sessions and a presentation of the Award for Excellence in Volunteer Engagement. Read More

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning

It’s that time of year again! PANDA’s Universal Design for Learning Training NOW OPEN for registration! Don’t miss this free, recorded webcast training you can take at your own pace during the month of January 2024. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) emphasizes the creation of inclusive, flexible learning environments to meet the needs of diverse learners. Read More