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Build Your Virtual Classroom Skills at TechChat Webinars

Build Your Virtual Classroom Skills at TechChat Webinars

Looking to refine your virtual classroom technology skills? Come TechChat! Once a month through June, Minnesota Adult Education teachers will lead TechChat webinars to provide an overview of a specific technology tool, talk about how they have used it in their virtual classrooms, and provide an opportunity for practice and questions. Read More

Teaching the Skills that Matter: Opportunities to Learn More

Teaching the Skills that Matter: Opportunities to Learn More

In January 2021, we introduced MN Adult Education practitioners to Teaching Skills That Matter - an initiative aimed at helping adult learners develop transferable skills that are crucial to finding success at work and in life. Now we want to spread the word about the 2021 TSTM Virtual Conference, a free event taking place in June! Read More

Podcasts for the ESL Teacher – or Any Teacher!

Podcasts for the ESL Teacher – or Any Teacher!

Do you miss sharing ideas with colleagues around the copy machine? Is having regular interaction with others on topics of language, teaching and culture something hard to come by these days? Maybe listening to a good podcast can help fill the void. Read on to see one teacher’s recommendations. Read More

New “Getting Familiar with Zoom” Webinar Training

New “Getting Familiar with Zoom” Webinar Training

Is your program tutoring learners on Zoom? Are your volunteers using Zoom for the first time or looking to refresh their memory on how to use its common features? If so, this training will help you and your team become more confident using Zoom independently and with learners! Read More

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Resources & Training

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Resources & Training

ATLAS is excited to announce a growing number of resources for members of the ABE field to increase their cultural competency, including options for educators looking to fulfill license renewal requirements. Here’s a quick list of resources and training options; stay posted because more are on the way! Read More

Stay Warm, and Keep Learning! Winter Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Stay Warm, and Keep Learning! Winter Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Winter is here in Minnesota, but you don’t have to brave the snow and cold to participate in training webinars from Literacy Minnesota! Join volunteers and teachers from all around Minnesota for free professional development webinars on a wide variety of topics including low literacy, reading fluency, pronunciation, and remote instruction. Read More

Remote Tutoring Resources from Literacy Minnesota

Remote Tutoring Resources from Literacy Minnesota

Are you using Zoom, Google Meet or WhatsApp to teach or tutor adult learners online? Are you a teacher trainer or program coordinator leading training webinars for volunteers? Literacy Minnesota has created and compiled resources that are designed to help tutors, teachers, and staff navigate the features and functions of these tech platforms on computers or mobile devices. Read More

The Fab Four: Writing Resources That You and Your Students Will Love

The Fab Four: Writing Resources That You and Your Students Will Love

The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your teacher toolkit and think about what might need updating. Could you use some new writing resources to help your students with “inking their thinking”? Whether you are trying to incorporate more writing into your daily routines or looking for a few fresh ideas, this list of four fab writing resources is sure to inspire. Read More

IDEAL Consortium Resources Available to Minnesota Adult Educators

IDEAL Consortium Resources Available to Minnesota Adult Educators

Minnesota Adult Education staff can access many valuable instructional and PD resources via the IDEAL Consortium. This national group helps member states, including Minnesota, establish quality innovative distance and blended learning programs by offering professional development, providing technical support, and facilitating a network of distance education leaders from across the country. Read More

Suicide Prevention Awareness

Suicide Prevention Awareness

Fear, worry, and isolation from the COVID pandemic has increased depression, anxiety and the suicide rate in Minnesota. Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death in our state. Find out how to recognize potential warning signs of suicide and what you can do as an ABE practitioner. Read More