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Summer Institute Poster Sessions Needed

Summer Institute Poster Sessions Needed

The 2021 Summer Institute Conference will again be virtual. And so will poster sessions. We are looking for people to create virtual poster sessions that will be available for viewing during the conference (and probably after!). Last year, poster sessions had over 800 views! The deadline for submitting a poster session proposal is August 5. Read More

Summer Institute 2021: Updates & Opportunities to Get Involved

Summer Institute 2021: Updates & Opportunities to Get Involved

Preparations for Summer Institute 2021 are in high gear, and now is your opportunity jump on board! You can now register, submit a poster session proposal (due August 5), and sign up to provide some tech co-hosting at the virtual Institute. Get a brief preview of what's in store, and find out how to contribute YOUR expertise to make it another great conference this year! Read More

Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Certificate Program

Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Certificate Program

At Literacy Minnesota, the pursuit of educational equity is at the center of everything that we do. We strive to foster equitable learning environments for all by providing development opportunities to our volunteers and supporters. The FREE Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Certificate Program is an opportunity for ABE teachers and volunteers in Minnesota to increase their awareness of social justice issues that impact the field of education and society. Read More

Updates on the Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

Updates on the Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

The Teacher Verification Model (TVM) was launched in March as a new option for Minnesota ABE teachers and programs to count proxy hours for asynchronous lessons that have been verified by a TVM certified teacher. Over 70 MN adult educators have now completed TVM certification and others are in process. Read on to learn about the basics of TVM and how you can become TVM certified! Read More

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

As we grieve the loss of our colleague and previous MDE State Director of ABE, Todd Wagner, this is a time to raise awareness about suicide, become knowledgeable about mental health resources, and reduce stigma about this topic that is often seen as taboo by many. Read More

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) in the 2021-2022 School Year

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) in the 2021-2022 School Year

While ATLAS will not be running a STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) cohort in the upcoming school year, there will be a variety of regional, program, and statewide trainings on Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) that cover the essential components of reading. Check out what's in store! Read More

Summer Institute 2021: We Need YOU!

Summer Institute 2021: We Need YOU!

Preparations for Summer Institute 2021 are in high gear, and now is your opportunity jump on board! You can now register, submit a workshop proposal (due May 31) or poster session proposal (due August 5), and sign up to provide some tech co-hosting at the virtual Institute. Get a brief preview of what's in store, and find out how to contribute YOUR expertise to make it another great conference this year! Read More

Join an Advisory Team and Help Guide Professional Development in MN Adult Ed!

Join an Advisory Team and Help Guide Professional Development in MN Adult Ed!

Do you like thinking about how we grow as professional educators in ABE? Interested in helping design workshops, study circles, job-embedded cohort-experiences, conferences, and other professional development (PD) events? Five advisory teams are assembling now, and YOUR expertise may be just what we need! Read More

Responding to Community Trauma in the Classroom – May Webinar Series

Responding to Community Trauma in the Classroom – May Webinar Series

The events of the past year have resulted in a rising awareness of the impact of community trauma, and many ABE teachers are searching for the best ways to support their students. Join a two-part virtual training this month to gain tools to address difficult topics in the classroom. Read More

Recorded Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Recorded Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

ABE teachers and tutors have busy schedules, so finding time to attend webinars can be a challenge! Literacy Minnesota has five recorded webinars focusing on remote instruction that can be viewed asynchronously, with accompanying reflection guides which can be submitted for attendance credits that count towards the Foundations of Remote Instruction Certificate and generate CEUs. Read More