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CCRS Teacher Workouts – Feel the Burn!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Feel the Burn!

New CCRS ELA and Math Teacher workouts are focused, fast, and designed to help teachers move forward with CCRS implementation. Use them in a staff meeting, with a colleague, or independently. Each workout takes just 20-45 minutes and focuses on a key CCRS shift, standard, or practice. Read More

Let’s Connect…on Schoology!

Let’s Connect…on Schoology!

Are you missing opportunities to connect with ABE colleagues across the state to find out about important updates, ask questions, and share ideas or resources? Come join MN ABE on Schoology! Read More

Pronunciation Webinars for ESL Teachers

Pronunciation Webinars for ESL Teachers

For many language learners, being understood by native English speakers is a daily battle. By integrating simple pronunciation instruction into regular lessons, teachers can make a difference with their learners’ speech production and confidence levels. Read More

TABE 11&12 – New Maximum Testing Times and More!

TABE 11&12 – New Maximum Testing Times and More!

Have you heard that DRC (Data Recognition Corporation) recently announced a reduction in the allowable time for students to complete each TABE® 11&12 subtest? These new, shorter testing times should be shared with all test administrators. Read More

Check Out the 2019 Literacy Volunteer Management Conference Sessions!

Check Out the 2019 Literacy Volunteer Management Conference Sessions!

The Literacy Volunteer Management Conference will offer a variety of diversity, equity and inclusion sessions this year. Sessions include: A Conversation on Engaging Volunteers With Disabilities, Reppin' the Rainbow: LGBTQIA+ Topics in ABE, Engaging and Recruiting Volunteers from Communities of Color, Depression and Suicide Prevention and more. View the full session lineup! Read More

Teacher Training Toolkit: Free Resource for Teachers and Volunteers

Teacher Training Toolkit: Free Resource for Teachers and Volunteers

Teachers love to learn! The Minnesota Literacy Council has developed the Teacher Training Toolkit, a series of professional development modules, to help you improve your teaching skills in four different areas: checking comprehension, giving directions, error correction and feedback, and teacher talking time. Read More

Adult Career Pathways Networking Group

Adult Career Pathways Networking Group

Keep up to date with all things ACP-related by joining the ACP Networking group. This is an online networking community of practice using the Schoology platform, with a designated facilitator. Read More

Become a Technology Leader with TLA

Become a Technology Leader with TLA

Participants in the Technology Leadership Academy (TLA) last year accomplished amazing things: they created distance learning orientation videos for students; embedded digital literacy into curriculum; rolled out systems for learners to track their distance learning work and get feedback from their teachers; and more. You, too, can do amazing things; apply for TLA by November 8, 2019! Read More

2019 ABE Support Staff Conference – Registration Now Open!

2019 ABE Support Staff Conference – Registration Now Open!

You don't want to miss this year's Support Services Conference! The members of the SPARC team have been working toward building another fantastic event, to be held November 7 and 8, 2019. Read More

How Strong are Your ABE Foundations?

How Strong are Your ABE Foundations?

For new or seasoned ABE staff, the new online ABE Foundations course on Schoology has answers to the burning questions you have about Minnesota's ABE system! Read More