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Free Equity, Culture and Education Workshops

Free Equity, Culture and Education Workshops

ABE programs strive to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of their programming. In order to support ABE programs in this important mission, the Minnesota Literacy Council is offering a series of free Equity, Culture and Education Workshops throughout the summer and fall. Read More

Support Staff Conference Call for Proposals

Support Staff Conference Call for Proposals

Do you have an exciting idea that you would love to share with your colleagues? Put together a proposal to present at the Support Services Conference in November! Read More

Schedule a Fall On-Site Volunteer Training Session Today!

Schedule a Fall On-Site Volunteer Training Session Today!

It’s finally summer in Minnesota, which means that fall is just around the corner! Jump start your fall classes by scheduling an on-site volunteer training to prepare your volunteers to effectively support learners. Read More

Using PLCs to Develop Navigation Practices with ABE Teachers

Using PLCs to Develop Navigation Practices with ABE Teachers

An overview of a very successful PLC (professional learning community) that was created to develop navigation practices with ABE teachers, including a description of the PLC structure and content, as well information about how to learn more. Read More

MN ABE Reading Practitioners Schoology Group

MN ABE Reading Practitioners Schoology Group

Join an online discussion about Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)! The new Reading Practitioner Group is open to all MN ABE program managers, teachers, and support staff who want to expand their knowledge and use of EBRI. Read More

Poster Session Presenters Needed for Summer Institute Conference

Poster Session Presenters Needed for Summer Institute Conference

We are still looking for poster sessions for the 2019 Summer Institute in August. Why should you lead a poster session? Here are the Top Ten Reasons to do a Poster Session at Summer Institute…based on feedback from people who have done a poster session in the past! Read More

Important Changes to Annual Volunteer Information Report

Important Changes to Annual Volunteer Information Report

Learn about important new changes to the Annual Volunteer Information Report, and mark your calendar for the volunteer coordinator webinar on Thursday, June 27 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. to discuss the report. Read More

Equity-Related PD Opportunities this Summer!

Equity-Related PD Opportunities this Summer!

This summer, ABE professionals are encouraged to participate in the Minnesota Educational Equity Edcamp on July 25, and to take advantage of equity-related sessions at Summer Institute in August. Read More

“But what does that LOOK like?” Find Out at the YouTube Channel for Busy ABE Teachers!

“But what does that LOOK like?” Find Out at the YouTube Channel for Busy ABE Teachers!

Professional learning sounds great, but where to find the time?  YouTube to the rescue! The MN ABE YouTube Channel is a free online resource that you can access at any time to discover new teaching techniques and classroom ideas to integrate into your own instructional practices. Read More

Exciting news from ABE Summer Institute!

Exciting news from ABE Summer Institute!

Planning for ABE Summer Institute is ramping up and there are so many things to look forward to! Meet our keynote speaker, find out about the silent auction and awards banquet, and more!… Read More