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NEW Hyflex Community of Practice!

NEW Hyflex Community of Practice!

Literacy Minnesota and the Support Services Distance Learning team would like to invite you to join a new HyFlex Community of Practice facilitated by Cathy Grady from Hubbs Center-SPPS and Kirsten Collins from Literacy Minnesota. This group will meet online periodically throughout the school year, and our first meeting is set for October 19 at 2:30. This informal group will be a fun place to share and build on our collective knowledge and experience in this new and growing area. Read More

Get Them Talking with Career Conversations

Get Them Talking with Career Conversations

There are so many things to consider when helping learners plan for a future career that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. We need to provide opportunities for learners to identify their skills and interests, create a resume, research education and training options, practice interviewing skills, and more. Check out this resource that helps students work on several of these skills at the same time! Read More

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys 2022 is now accepting submissions! We encourage you to work with your learners this fall on their Journeys writing submissions and help them complete their entries no later than December 3, 2021. 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

Using Padlet in the Virtual Classroom

Using Padlet in the Virtual Classroom

Padlet is a digital application that lets users post notes on a digital wall. It is web-based, easy to create and use, and works well both synchronously and asynchronously. It is also well suited for collaborative work. There are multiple ways to use Padlet with your students; find out how! Read More

Believe It or Not! Information Literacy and Adult Learners: Part 2

Believe It or Not! Information Literacy and Adult Learners: Part 2

"Don't believe everything you read." This reminder is truer today than ever! Adult Basic Education can take the lead by promoting instructional strategies to make ABE students at all levels into more critical readers, listeners, and thinkers in this age of mass information. Here are some specific resources you can use to do exactly that. Read More

Believe It or Not! Information Literacy and Adult Learners: Part 1

Believe It or Not! Information Literacy and Adult Learners: Part 1

"Don't believe everything you read." This reminder is truer today than ever! With this in mind, Adult Basic Education can take the lead by promoting instructional strategies to make ABE students at all levels into more critical readers, listeners, and thinkers in this age of mass information. Read More

Storyline Online: Not Just for Kids!

Storyline Online: Not Just for Kids!

Read this ESL teacher’s story about using an online video library as the anchor for her weekly lessons. "Using Storyline Online as my lesson anchor makes our reading journey interesting, enjoyable, valuable, and is preparing my students and their children for school and life success!" Read More

Using Flipgrid in the Virtual Classroom

Using Flipgrid in the Virtual Classroom

“Flipgrid is a simple, free, and accessible video discussion experience for learners and families.” The fundamental idea is simple: people might want to share short videos within a group, but not with the whole internet—something that is not easily done on YouTube or Vimeo. That is exactly what Flipgrid allows you to do asynchronously via either their app or web-based site. Read More

The Fab Four: Writing Resources That You and Your Students Will Love

The Fab Four: Writing Resources That You and Your Students Will Love

The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your teacher toolkit and think about what might need updating. Could you use some new writing resources to help your students with “inking their thinking”? Whether you are trying to incorporate more writing into your daily routines or looking for a few fresh ideas, this list of four fab writing resources is sure to inspire. Read More