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Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

In response to an expressed need for online phonics, syllabication, and morpheme lessons for adults, ATLAS has created screen-shareable slide sets (or lessons) for remotely teaching decoding of compound, suffixed, and prefixed words with ABE Intermediate or Advanced ESL readers. Read More

5 Sites for Reading & Language Online Instruction

5 Sites for Reading & Language Online Instruction

Looking for ready made activities to use for online instruction? Here are 5 excellent, free sites that can be used online or in person to build Reading and Language skills. Read More

SW ABE’s “Reading Skills for Today’s Adults” Just Keeps Getting Better!

SW ABE’s “Reading Skills for Today’s Adults” Just Keeps Getting Better!

Through a unique crowdsourcing project over the summer, ABE instructors from around the country took the free materials available from Marshall’s revamped “Reading Skills for Today’s Adults” and created the free “Marshall Leveled Reading Program” with additional engaging activities for learners and instructors in new online formats! Read More

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills through a Social Justice Lens

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills through a Social Justice Lens

It is safe to say that 2020 has left us with a lot to unpack as individuals and as educators. As our classes continue to look so different as they take place online, I am thinking about the need to find and use materials that help my students and me to process everything that is going on around us. The resources in the Zinn Education Project are perfect for building the ACES skill of Critical Thinking. Read More

View Summer Institute Virtual Poster Sessions

View Summer Institute Virtual Poster Sessions

The virtual poster sessions from Summer Institute 2020 are now available to everyone. This year's poster sessions are short 3-10 minute videos that highlight a program practice, an instructional how-to, or a tech tip. Come take a look! Read More

More ELA and Math CCRS Teacher Workouts!

More ELA and Math CCRS Teacher Workouts!

The next group of CCRS Teacher Workouts is here - this time with a focus on academic vocabulary and more math content. These are quick and focused support activities for CCRS ELA and math instruction. Check them out to strengthen your knowledge of vocabulary and Math Shifts and Practices! Read More

Using Remote Volunteer Tutors in the Classroom

Using Remote Volunteer Tutors in the Classroom

Learn how Jethra Kapp, GED Math Teacher at Minneapolis Adult Education – South Campus, is using volunteers to provide individualized tutoring to learners remotely, the benefits and challenges of remote tutoring and tips for professional teachers interested in getting started with using volunteers to provide remote instruction. Read More

Remote Tutoring Using Volunteers at the Franklin Learning Center

Remote Tutoring Using Volunteers at the Franklin Learning Center

Interested in starting a remote tutoring program using volunteers? Learn how the Franklin Learning Center, a one-room schoolhouse in south Minneapolis, quickly mobilized nearly 70 volunteers to provide remote tutoring to learners during the pandemic. Read More

ParaPro Training through Zoom

ParaPro Training through Zoom

When offering ACP training in remote areas of Southwest Minnesota, it is often a challenge to get enough students to run a class. This spring, Mankato ABE and Glacial Lakes ABE worked cooperatively to pilot a ParaPro course over Zoom. Find out how they make the class a success! Read More

Skillblox: Streamlining Our Search for Instructional Resources

Skillblox: Streamlining Our Search for Instructional Resources

Are you tired of taking the time to search the internet for the perfect resources to accompany your math instruction? Do you wish there was a searchable database organized by CCR standards and TABE 11/12 competencies to make lesson planning and packet compilation easier? You are in luck! Let me introduce you to Skillblox! Read More