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CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 30! And We’re Going Virtual!!

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 30! And We’re Going Virtual!!

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

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; the deadline for proposals has been extended to June 12! Read More

Teach Me How to Speak! Three Webinars for Teaching Pronunciation

Teach Me How to Speak! Three Webinars for Teaching Pronunciation

If you’re interested in helping adult ESL learners increase their confidence and comprehensibility, incorporating pronunciation instruction into lessons on a regular basis is the way to go! With a large amount of our daily communication taking place over the phone or online, intelligible pronunciation is more important than ever. Read More

Introducing the New CCRS in Action PLC Facilitation Guide

Introducing the New CCRS in Action PLC Facilitation Guide

Do you have teachers in your program who would benefit from participating in the CCRS Implementation Cohort, but don’t have the time or a schedule that allows for full participation? Has your program already participated in the CCRS Cohort, but you now have new staff you want to get up to speed? The new CCRS in Action PLC might be a good fit for your program! Read More

Teachers Helping Teachers: Visit a Virtual ABE Classroom

Teachers Helping Teachers: Visit a Virtual ABE Classroom

"What we (my students and I) are learning now will make our class stronger in the future. Necessity has pushed us into an educational space we should have already been operating in." In the webinar “Teaching in Real Time: Maximizing Instructional Time Online”, you heard that Minnesota teachers are doing a tremendous job of making online classes happen for their learners. Now you can see them in action! Read More

Distance Learning: Expanding and Strengthening

Distance Learning: Expanding and Strengthening

The pandemic has changed our service delivery methods virtually overnight, as distance learning (DL) has become the exclusive means by which we teach students. The DL Support Team has been working overtime with state staff to help develop policies, practices, and resources to support everyone during this challenging time. Read More

Thinking About Getting an ABE License?  Good News from Hamline!

Thinking About Getting an ABE License? Good News from Hamline!

Heard the rumor?? It’s true! Hamline University is pleased to announce that it’s now offering the ABE initial license (for those who don’t hold a teaching license in another field already). You can start as soon as this summer! Plus, your previous coursework may help you get there sooner. Read More

Virtual CCRS Instructional Leadership Summit: We Got This!

Virtual CCRS Instructional Leadership Summit: We Got This!

Here we are, 6 years into CCRS implementation work in Minnesota! If you are someone who is involved with CCRS leadership in your program (or hope to be), please plan to spend Friday, May 8 with us for the first ever virtual CCRS Instructional Leadership Summit. Spend the day (online!) with us to strengthen your skills to facilitate meetings and workshops and give CCRS guidance to your colleagues. Presenters are CCRS leaders from various contexts and are eager to share their expertise and resources with you! 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