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Using Nearpod in the ABE Classroom

Using Nearpod in the ABE Classroom

Nearpod is a great tool that makes any lesson interactive, whether in the classroom, virtual, or a combination of the two. In this article, ABE Teacher Polina Huffman shares how and why to use Nearpod in the ABE classroom. Read More

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 2

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 2

Instructor Dan Bruski describes how he led his low-intermediate ESL students through a project-based learning activity around composing a list of rules and expectations for their online class. The culmination of the lesson was the creation of a video on "How to be a successful online student," which has an authentic use for orienting new students. Read More

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 1

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 1

Instructor Dan Bruski describes how he led his low-intermediate ESL students through a project-based learning activity around composing a list of rules and expectations for their online class. The culmination of the lesson was the creation of a video on "How to be a successful online student," which has an authentic use for orienting new students. Read More

HyFlex in Minnesota ABE: What Is It, Who Needs It, and How Does It Work? – Part 2

HyFlex in Minnesota ABE: What Is It, Who Needs It, and How Does It Work? – Part 2

One of the many conundrums facing Minnesota ABE is how to meet both the needs of adult learners who prefer to learn at a distance and those who want to learn in-person – and all at a time when ABE resources are stretched thin, and public health recommendations change rapidly. HyFlex offers an educational model that can meet the needs and preferences of learners in a flexible, effective manner. Read More

HyFlex in Minnesota ABE: What Is It, Who Needs It, and How Does It Work? – Part 1

HyFlex in Minnesota ABE: What Is It, Who Needs It, and How Does It Work? – Part 1

One of the many conundrums facing Minnesota ABE is how to meet both the needs of adult learners who prefer to learn at a distance and those who want to learn in-person – and all at a time when ABE resources are stretched thin, and public health recommendations change rapidly. HyFlex offers an educational model that can meet the needs and preferences of learners in a flexible, effective manner. 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

Using Individual Meetings to Foster Student Ownership

Using Individual Meetings to Foster Student Ownership

When learning moved online in 2020, I found that my students were not as actively engaging in their learning or owning their learning goals. I was inspired by individual meetings that take place during literacy center rotations in many K-6 classrooms. I adapted this idea to the online environment and have continued to use it as we have transitioned back in person. Read More

Using a Learning Management System (LMS): Coffee Break Takeaways

Using a Learning Management System (LMS): Coffee Break Takeaways

The "Using an LMS" Coffee Break session allowed for a discussion among ABE professionals about the benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS), various LMS platforms used in ABE programs in Minnesota, and other topics. Teachers noted that using an LMS takes some effort up front to establish; however, the outcome is immeasurable for student learning, engagement, and success. Read More

Using Wakelet in the Virtual Classroom

Using Wakelet in the Virtual Classroom

Wakelet is an online shareable space that offers educators a simple and fun way to curate content for their classes. It also offers learners free spaces they can access, develop and share both in and out of the classroom. Learn how to use Wakelet to increase interaction in the ABE classroom. 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