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2022 ABE Support Staff Conference Registration Now Open
Please join us again this year for an online Support Services Conference, as we learn from the past, live in the present, and plan for the future. We’ll reflect on where we’ve been and use those lessons to focus on building a better future. Read More
Support Services Conference 2021: Registration Now Open!
We’ve all become “experts” at using Zoom or Google Meet, and masks are common apparel. We didn’t think we would still be in this phase when we planned our first virtual Support Services conference a year ago. But here we are, and we’ve gotten pretty good at this! Please join us one more time for an online Support Services Conference. We'll think about where we’ve been and what we’ve learned, and focus on where we can go in the future. Read More
2021 ABE Support Services Conference
SAVE the DATE! SPARC announces the dates for the 2021 ABE Support Services Conference. It will be a virtual conference on November 18 and 19, 2021. Currently SPARC is seeking proposals for the conference. Read More
2020 Support Staff Conference Registration Now Open!
Join us for a virtual Support Staff Conference, November 12th and 13th. All staff that have any responsibilities related to intake, assessment, testing, or data input will find something at this conference to help them do their job even better! Read More
ABE Foundations at a Distance: Special Pandemic Edition!
What an interesting (!) time to be joining our field. Welcome! If you are new to the world of Adult Basic Education (ABE), then the online ABE Foundations course is for you. But you are not alone! In fall 2020 we are holding a series of 3 webinars to complement participation in the online course, set for October 12, 19, and 26. Read More
Navigating 2020 and Beyond: ABE Support Services Conference
Covid-19, online classes, working from home, protests, virtual conferences, ZOOM! The year 2020 has been filled with twists and turns that ABE has had to adjust to. But through it all we have kept our focus on our mission and the students that we serve. Continue this focus by participating in the 2020 ABE Support Services Conference! Read More
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
Support Staff Conference Call for Proposals
Do you have an exciting idea that you would love to share with your colleagues? Put together a proposal to present at the Support Services Conference in November! Read More
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 8 and 9, 2018. Read More
2018 Support Services Conference Call for Proposals
Presentation proposals are invited for the 2018 ABE Support Services Conference, taking place November 8-9 at the MN Department of Education in Roseville. We hope that new and experienced ABE support staff will consider sharing their ideas and expertise with their colleagues at this statewide conference. Read More