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Special Funding Provides Opportunity to Enhance Distance and Online Learning

Special Funding Provides Opportunity to Enhance Distance and Online Learning

The one-time Minnesota Adult Education allocation of $10 M for FY 22 offers a great opportunity for long-term planning and capacity building. As programs continually adjust to the unfolding aftermath of the pandemic and a rapidly changing labor market, this funding can help Minnesota respond creatively to the shifting landscape. Read More

Updates on the Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

Updates on the Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

The Teacher Verification Model (TVM) was launched in March as a new option for Minnesota ABE teachers and programs to count proxy hours for asynchronous lessons that have been verified by a TVM certified teacher. Over 70 MN adult educators have now completed TVM certification and others are in process. Read on to learn about the basics of TVM and how you can become TVM certified! Read More

Recorded Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Recorded Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

ABE teachers and tutors have busy schedules, so finding time to attend webinars can be a challenge! Literacy Minnesota has five recorded webinars focusing on remote instruction that can be viewed asynchronously, with accompanying reflection guides which can be submitted for attendance credits that count towards the Foundations of Remote Instruction Certificate and generate CEUs. Read More

Eight Components of Digital Navigation

Eight Components of Digital Navigation

Digital navigation provides learners access to devices, affordable internet, and digital literacy skill training. Literacy Minnesota has created a list of what digital navigation looks like in programs and what services could be provided. Here are the eight components of digital navigation and a few helpful resources. Read More

Digital Navigation: A New Way of Supporting Teachers and Students in the Distance Learning Era

Digital Navigation: A New Way of Supporting Teachers and Students in the Distance Learning Era

For many ABE programs, moving to distance learning has created challenges for both teachers and students. To address these challenges, Literacy Minnesota created a new staff position of digital navigator. This person helps learners access devices and assists with technology support and digital literacy skills. Read More

Build capacity. Invest in new leadership. Host a Minnesota Literacy Leader or Summer Reads!

Build capacity. Invest in new leadership. Host a Minnesota Literacy Leader or Summer Reads!

Hiba, a former adult learner and second-year Literacy Leader, is now leading a cohort of other AmeriCorps members and guiding their professional development. Learn how you can increase organizational capacity at minimal cost, increase your impact and invest in the next generation of literacy leaders with the Minnesota Literacy Leadership and Summer Reads programs. Read More

Integrated Education & Training – Tools of the Trade!

Integrated Education & Training – Tools of the Trade!

Integrated education and training (IET) is a proven approach to building effective adult career pathway programs. We have lots of great information, guidance and tools to assist MN ABE programs in building IET programs and defining an integrated single set of learning objectives. Check them out! Read More

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