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ABE Foundations at a Distance: Special Pandemic Edition!

ABE Foundations at a Distance: Special Pandemic Edition!

What an interesting (!) time to be joining our field. Welcome! If you are new to the world of Adult Basic Education (ABE), then the online ABE Foundations course is for you. But you are not alone! In fall 2020 we are holding a series of 3 webinars to complement participation in the online course, set for October 12, 19, and 26. Read More

New! Foundations of Remote Instruction Certificate for Volunteers

New! Foundations of Remote Instruction Certificate for Volunteers

Are you looking for ways to get your volunteers trained to continue to deliver support and instruction to adult learners? Whether it’s through WhatsApp, Zoom, or Google Meet, volunteers are helping learners develop their academic skills and stay connected with their learning community – and Literacy Minnesota can help ensure that they are confidently prepared for the work. Read More

Navigating 2020 and Beyond: ABE Support Services Conference

Navigating 2020 and Beyond: ABE Support Services Conference

Covid-19, online classes, working from home, protests, virtual conferences, ZOOM! The year 2020 has been filled with twists and turns that ABE has had to adjust to. But through it all we have kept our focus on our mission and the students that we serve. Continue this focus by participating in the 2020 ABE Support Services Conference! Read More

View Summer Institute Virtual Poster Sessions

View Summer Institute Virtual Poster Sessions

The virtual poster sessions from Summer Institute 2020 are now available to everyone. This year's poster sessions are short 3-10 minute videos that highlight a program practice, an instructional how-to, or a tech tip. Come take a look! Read More

Been Waiting to Add that ABE License? Good News from Hamline!

Been Waiting to Add that ABE License? Good News from Hamline!

Hamline University is pleased to announce that it’s now offering BOTH the ABE initial license (for those who don’t hold a teaching license in another field already) and the ABE additional license (for those already holding a teaching license). You can start this fall! Plus, your previous coursework may help you get there sooner. Read More

ABE Summer Institute Information & Updates

ABE Summer Institute Information & Updates

Join your ABE colleagues August 19-20, 2020 for Minnesota’s first virtual ABE Summer Institute! The following is a list of important news, deadlines, and handy links. Be sure and check them all out so you don’t miss anything! Read More

Virtual Poster Sessions – Summer Institute 2020!

Virtual Poster Sessions – Summer Institute 2020!

Has the memory of a tragic glue stick “incident” in first grade kept you from doing a Summer Institute Poster Session in the past? Well, this is your year! Poster sessions (along with the rest of the conference) have gone virtual. No glue sticks or construction paper required! Read More

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