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ABE Voices Across the Distance: Snapshot of the New Normal from Mankato Area Adult Education

ABE Voices Across the Distance: Snapshot of the New Normal from Mankato Area Adult Education

MN ABE Connect is featuring a series of interviews with Minnesota ABE practitioners on how they are delivering instruction and support during this time. This week, we hear from Liv Musel-Staloch, the ESL Program Supervisor at the Mankato Area Adult Education Program. Read More

How Strong Are Your ABE Foundations?

How Strong Are Your ABE Foundations?

For new or seasoned ABE staff, the online ABE Foundations course on Schoology has answers to the burning questions you have about Minnesota's ABE system! You can review some or all of the content in the course. Read More

We Can Do Hard Things! Sharing Resources and Information in the Time of COVID-19

We Can Do Hard Things! Sharing Resources and Information in the Time of COVID-19

School may not be in session, but learning is! This is information you need right now. Keep reading to learn about a new central resource hub for all things related to Minnesota Adult Education during the current public health crisis. Read More

Introducing the Minnesota Adult Education PD Catalog!

Introducing the Minnesota Adult Education PD Catalog!

A dedicated team of Minnesota Adult Education Support Network providers has been hard at work creating a new professional development (PD) planning tool just for you: the new Minnesota Adult Education PD Catalog! This online catalog provides an overview of all MN Adult Education PD activities in one convenient, searchable place. Read More

Service Sector Workers – Skilling Up for Success

Service Sector Workers – Skilling Up for Success

Many of our ABE learners currently work in or plan to enter the service sector, where foundational math, literacy and technology skills are essential for surviving and advancing in their careers. Check out the ATLAS online resource library for excellent resources to guide the “skilling up” learners need for work in health care, customer service, food service, or the hotel industry. Read More

The Magic and the Mountains  of Adult Career Pathways Curriculum Design

The Magic and the Mountains of Adult Career Pathways Curriculum Design

You may be interested in developing an Adult Career Pathways course, but not know where you should start and where you can find the resources you need. The good news is that there are great resources at your fingertips and guidance for each step of the journey up this course design "mountain." I’ll share my own experience with you, what I learned, and some tips to design an ACP course that will serve your students well. Read More

NEW Adult Literacy Hotline – Do you know how your data looks?

NEW Adult Literacy Hotline – Do you know how your data looks?

The Adult Literacy Hotline, which has allowed adult learners, social service providers, and ABE staff to find ABE program and class information for over 30 years, now has a new interface – and pulls its data from SiD! Please make sure your data in SiD is accurate in order to help learners find the right program for them. Read More

A Win-Win in Career Pathways! Partnering with Your Own School District

A Win-Win in Career Pathways! Partnering with Your Own School District

Local school districts can be a perfect partner for Adult Career Pathways. Metro South ABE shares their work with CDL (Commercial Drivers License) courses for Bloomington Public School District. Read More

Yes, You Can Develop an Adult Career Pathway!

Yes, You Can Develop an Adult Career Pathway!

Yes, You CAN! Adult Career Pathways are not just for large or urban programs. Small programs and rural programs can create a rigorous and high-quality education and training opportunities to prepare students for a full range of secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities. Read More

Citizenship Instructional Support Kit

Citizenship Instructional Support Kit

The current administration is proposing to raise the cost of applying for U.S. citizenship from $640 to $1170, an increase of 61%. If this proposal passes, there may be a surge in citizenship applications as green card holders attempt to file their paperwork before the fee increase is implemented. Find out about tools you can use to support adult learners who are looking for citizenship classes and tutoring over the next few months. Read More