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PANDA Services

PANDA Services

PANDA provides ABE programs with disability support, knowledge and resources to increase academic opportunities for students. Services are free, funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. NOTE: The deadline for one of PANDA's premier trainings, Universal Design for Learning, is coming up on November 30! 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 anytime! Plus, your previous coursework may help you get there sooner. Read More

Check Out the 2020 Literacy Volunteer Management Conference Sessions!

Check Out the 2020 Literacy Volunteer Management Conference Sessions!

This year we’re going virtual, so it will be easier than ever to join! Choose from 12 concurrent sessions that offer multiple ways volunteers and staff can work collaboratively to ensure student success. Gain fresh ideas, resources and tools for engaging volunteers in the classroom and learn strategies for integrating volunteers into your program to meet all kinds of learner needs. Participants earn 6 CEUs. Read More

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators

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

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

PANDA’s Universal Design for Learning Webinar

PANDA’s Universal Design for Learning Webinar

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach that minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students. Do not miss PANDA's free, recorded UDL webcast training that you can take at your own pace during the month of January 2021! Read More

2020 Support Staff Conference Registration Now Open!

2020 Support Staff Conference Registration Now Open!

Join us for a virtual Support Staff Conference, November 12th and 13th. All staff that have any responsibilities related to intake, assessment, testing, or data input will find something at this conference to help them do their job even better! Read More

Attention ESL Teachers!  Scholarships Available for 2020 MELEd Virtual Conference!

Attention ESL Teachers! Scholarships Available for 2020 MELEd Virtual Conference!

Do you teach adults whose first language is not English? Interested in connecting with others who work with immigrants and refugees, across all ages of learners and contexts for ESL? ATLAS is providing scholarships to attend the *virtual* state ESL conference (MELEd) this November! Read More

Social Justice in Education Certificate Program

Social Justice 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 Social Justice 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

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