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Minnesota Driver’s License Exam – Helping Our Students Succeed

Minnesota Driver’s License Exam – Helping Our Students Succeed

Many ABE learners need a driver’s license as a step toward their family, career or community goals – and many ask for our help. Access curriculum and resources your ABE program can use to meet this need. And ensure that your course delivery model makes it eligible for contact hours. Read More

Adult Career Pathways Networking Group

Adult Career Pathways Networking Group

Keep up to date with all things ACP-related by joining the ACP Networking group. This is an online networking community of practice using the Schoology platform, with a designated facilitator. Read More

“But what does that LOOK like?” Find Out at the YouTube Channel for Busy ABE Teachers!

“But what does that LOOK like?” Find Out at the YouTube Channel for Busy ABE Teachers!

Professional learning sounds great, but where to find the time?  YouTube to the rescue! The MN ABE YouTube Channel is a free online resource that you can access at any time to discover new teaching techniques and classroom ideas to integrate into your own instructional practices. Read More

New Free Resource! Teacher Training Toolkit

New Free Resource! Teacher Training Toolkit

Looking for easy and fast ways to build the teaching skills of ESL teachers and volunteer tutors? The Teacher Training Toolkit being developed by the Minnesota Literacy Council is a great new resource!… Read More

Let’s Talk! Building Conversation into ESL Programming

Let’s Talk! Building Conversation into ESL Programming

Conversation circles are a great way for programs to serve the immediate needs of adult ESL learners and generate more contact hours. And for teachers looking to build more conversation activities into everyday programming, the Minnesota Literacy Council has developed a new Instructional Support Kit that focuses on listening and… Read More

Helpful Resources to Transition to TABE 11/12

Helpful Resources to Transition to TABE 11/12

The transition period from TABE 9/10 to TABE 11/12 is ending July 1, 2019. This means that teachers need to be as prepared as possible to administer these new tests, as well as be able to analyze them. Presented here are some resources to make the transition easier. Read More

Using a Volunteer Force for Fluency

Using a Volunteer Force for Fluency

This collaborative article describes how Minneapolis Adult Education uses a “force” of volunteers to deliver fluency instruction with Beginning/Intermediate ABE and Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced ESL students. Even if you teach in a multi-level class or one-room schoolhouse, their proven success and routine may inspire you to do the same on a smaller… Read More

Coherence: The Path to the Whole Picture in Math Instruction

Coherence: The Path to the Whole Picture in Math Instruction

Helping students make connections among concepts – both building within and across levels within a domain as well as building across domains – is crucial to their ability to become proficient, independent mathematical thinkers. Read More

Strike Lesson Planning Gold with the CareerKit Project

Strike Lesson Planning Gold with the CareerKit Project

The CareerKit Project consists of lessons and materials that introduce learners to careers in ten sectors. The kits were developed to introduce learners to careers in each sector, while also building core reading, writing, research and math skills. Read More

Facilitating 12 Math Groups Got You Feeling Down? Try a Little Coherence! (continued)

Facilitating 12 Math Groups Got You Feeling Down? Try a Little Coherence! (continued)

Our road to more coherent CCRS math instruction has not exactly followed the geometric definition of a line, but it has led us to much more coherent instruction for our students. Here are four big takeaways that will continue to inform our team’s journey. Read More