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5 Free Ways to Stay Connected with Employers and Strengthen Collaborations

5 Free Ways to Stay Connected with Employers and Strengthen Collaborations

A little effort goes a long way in creating and enhancing employer collaborations! Check out Owatonna Adult Education and their (free or nearly free) ways of staying connected with their community partners. Read More

Newly Approved Tests! Now What?

Newly Approved Tests! Now What?

Did you get the notice from CASAS about the newly approved tests? Are you ready to place your order? SLOW DOWN and read this article carefully! There are some important steps that need to be taken prior to programs being given the go-ahead to use the new tests for official NRS reporting purposes. Read More

It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for the Volunteer Management Conference

It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for the Volunteer Management Conference

Join us for the 2022 Volunteer Management Conference! This yearly event is hosted by Literacy Minnesota and is designed for coordinators, teachers, managers and other program staff. The conference focuses not only on getting started with volunteers, but also how to support them during their time in the program. Read More

It’s a Big Job! Administrators’ Reflections on Hiring Practices in Adult Education

It’s a Big Job! Administrators’ Reflections on Hiring Practices in Adult Education

How are MN adult education programs responding to current hiring and retention challenges? Here's a round-up of insights shared by program managers and administrators at the 2022 Statewide Virtual Conference in April. Read More

Community Collaboration: Water Safety Class

Community Collaboration: Water Safety Class

Learn how the Shakopee Community Center, Parks and Recreation Department, and Adult Education collaborated recently to run a Water Safety Class for immigrant women who are frequently not reached through traditional resources. Read More

Civics/History Curriculum: An Introduction to the CILIA-T Curriculum Project

Civics/History Curriculum: An Introduction to the CILIA-T Curriculum Project

Adult ESOL teachers: When choosing resources, what makes a curriculum “teachable”, and what tells you that it just won’t work? Check out this introduction to the CILIA-T Project, a new open-source, tech-integrated civics content curriculum being built for adult ELLs, and how educators in our field are already contributing input on its development! Read More

Where Shall We Begin? Planning and Budgeting for the Coming Year

Where Shall We Begin? Planning and Budgeting for the Coming Year

During our most recent Administrator webinar, we had the privilege of hearing from Kirsten Fuglseth (Northwest Service Cooperative) and Kellie McGowan (Metro South ABE) as they responded to these key questions: What data/information are you considering as you are budgeting and planning for next year? What new things are you planning/hoping to fund and why? What are you going to discontinue and why? Read More

Remote Instruction Observation Tool

Remote Instruction Observation Tool

Learn about a new remote instruction observation tool that can be used to provide structure for observations and reflective conversations to support quality remote instruction. (Reprinted here with permission, this article originally appeared in the World Education Ed Tech Center Tech Tips Blog.) Read More

Administrator PD: Highlights and Updates

Administrator PD: Highlights and Updates

This year, we’ve created webinar spaces for administrators to gather and discuss topics pertinent to the management of ABE programs, including addressing daily challenges and questions that administrators may face. Check out these key learnings from our Administrator Webinars thus far, as well as information on upcoming opportunities! Read More

Building the Ship While Sailing It! Learning Models: How to Make Decisions and Shift as a System

Building the Ship While Sailing It! Learning Models: How to Make Decisions and Shift as a System

During the second installment of our 2021-22 Administrator Webinar Series, Karen Wolters from Mankato ABE and Renada Rutmanis from St. Paul-Hubbs Center shared valuable insights about how their programs are tackling the challenging but essential question of what programming should look like post-pandemic shutdown. Read More