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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

The Sudden Pivot to Move Adult Career Pathways Classes Online

The Sudden Pivot to Move Adult Career Pathways Classes Online

Covid-19 restrictions have caused all of us in Adult Basic Education to suddenly pivot from face-to-face classes to online classes. Although there is so much uncertainty about how we will continue to serve our ABE students in an equitable way through this next year, there remains much promise to continue distance learning options for students. Read More

Teachers Helping Teachers: Visit a Virtual ABE Classroom

Teachers Helping Teachers: Visit a Virtual ABE Classroom

"What we (my students and I) are learning now will make our class stronger in the future. Necessity has pushed us into an educational space we should have already been operating in." In the webinar “Teaching in Real Time: Maximizing Instructional Time Online”, you heard that Minnesota teachers are doing a tremendous job of making online classes happen for their learners. Now you can see them in action! Read More

ABE Voices Across the Distance: Snapshot of the New Normal from Mankato Area Adult Education

ABE Voices Across the Distance: Snapshot of the New Normal from Mankato Area Adult Education

MN ABE Connect is featuring a series of interviews with Minnesota ABE practitioners on how they are delivering instruction and support during this time. This week, we hear from Liv Musel-Staloch, the ESL Program Supervisor at the Mankato Area Adult Education Program. Read More

To “Packet” or Not to “Packet”? That Isn’t the Question: Part 2

To “Packet” or Not to “Packet”? That Isn’t the Question: Part 2

Part 2 of this article focuses on the key question introduced at the end of Part 1 about learning packets: Is what I am giving students contributing to learning or merely keeping them busy? Read more useful tips for creating learning packets that include important components of instruction. Read More

ABE Voices Across a Distance: Teaching and Learning Inside County Jails

ABE Voices Across a Distance: Teaching and Learning Inside County Jails

MN ABE Connect is featuring a series of interviews with Minnesota ABE practitioners on how they are delivering instruction and support during this time. This week, we hear from four teachers working in one-room schoolhouse settings in county jails: Jessica DeGrote, Randee Edmundson, Meagan Hymes, and Abby Roza. Read More

What’s Trending in Distance Reading Instruction?

What’s Trending in Distance Reading Instruction?

As educators have been forced to move their instruction online in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this article shares “trending” ideas, platforms, and resources for distance reading instruction collected recently from Minnesota Adult Education reading teachers. Read More