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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

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

New Google Meet Training for Tutors and Teachers

New Google Meet Training for Tutors and Teachers

Is your program using Google Meet to teach or tutor ABE learners? Are your volunteers or teachers looking to refresh their memory using its common features? If so, this training will help you and your team become more confident using Meet independently and with learners! Read More

NCTN’s Personal & Workplace Success Skills Library

NCTN’s Personal & Workplace Success Skills Library

National College Transition Network (NCTN) has just unveiled an incredible one-stop shop for finding resources related to ten common transferable skills. The Personal & Workplace Success Skills Library is the answer to whatever questions you might have about where to find resources to support your learners' development in these critical areas. Read More

Resources for Exploring Tech Careers

Resources for Exploring Tech Careers

April is Technology Month! Did you know that employment in information technology (IT) occupations is projected to grow 10.5% between 2018 and 2028 in Minnesota? Discover a trove of helpful resources dedicated to helping our adult learners prepare for and explore technology careers. Read More

New Spring Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

New Spring Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Spring is a wonderful time to grow your teaching skills and your knowledge of adult learners! Join a wide network of volunteers and teachers for free professional development webinars from Literacy Minnesota. Read More

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Upcoming Relicensure Training

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Upcoming Relicensure Training

ATLAS is pleased to offer a growing number of resources for members of the ABE field to increase their cultural competency, including a 2-part, PELSB-approved training in April that meets the new Cultural Competency relicensure requirements. Here’s a quick list of training options and resources; stay posted because more are on the way! Read More

Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

The Teacher Verification Model (TVM) is a new pathway for Minnesota ABE teachers and programs to count proxy hours for asynchronous lessons that have been verified by a TVM-certified teacher. Read More

Online Networking Is Getting Mighty Easy

Online Networking Is Getting Mighty Easy

The Statewide PD Committee recently became aware that Schoology teacher accounts will no longer be free – meaning that no one who doesn't already have an account can join the MN Adult Education discussion groups on Schoology. But never fear! Here comes Mighty Networks to save the day! Read More