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Pre-Service Trainings for Classroom Assistants, One-on-One Tutors, and Conversation Circle Volunteers are Now Available!

Pre-Service Trainings for Classroom Assistants, One-on-One Tutors, and Conversation Circle Volunteers are Now Available!

No matter what role a volunteer has in an adult ESL program, training will help them to be better prepared to support learners and feel more confident. These new 3-hour ESL trainings are designed to prepare classroom assistants, one-on-one tutors, and conversation circle volunteers for successful interactions with ESL learners and teachers. Read More

Schedule a Fall On-Site Volunteer Training Session Today!

Schedule a Fall On-Site Volunteer Training Session Today!

It’s finally summer in Minnesota, which means that fall is just around the corner! Jump start your fall classes by scheduling an on-site volunteer training to prepare your volunteers to effectively support learners. Read More

Important Changes to Annual Volunteer Information Report

Important Changes to Annual Volunteer Information Report

Learn about important new changes to the Annual Volunteer Information Report, and mark your calendar for the volunteer coordinator webinar on Thursday, June 27 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. to discuss the report. 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

Free Online Training for ESL Classroom Volunteers

Free Online Training for ESL Classroom Volunteers

To get new classroom volunteers started off on the right foot, Minnesota Literacy Council has updated their free online training course for adult ESL classroom volunteers. The new course, Volunteer in the Adult ESL Classroom provides a clear and engaging introduction to the knowledge and skills that classroom volunteers will… Read More

Free Citizenship Resources for Teachers and Programs

Free Citizenship Resources for Teachers and Programs

The Minnesota Literacy Council website offers a number of free resources to programs that are interesting in starting to offer citizenship classes at their site, whether classes are led by professional teachers or volunteers, in a formal classroom setting or one-on-one tutoring, or anything else in between. Read More

Honor Your Students, Volunteers and Community Partners with a Statewide Award!

Honor Your Students, Volunteers and Community Partners with a Statewide Award!

We are excited to announce that nomination forms are open for the Minnesota Literacy Council’s annual ABE awards event! All nominations are due Friday, March 8, 2019. Read More

Tutor Tips to the Rescue!

Tutor Tips to the Rescue!

Your learners are showing up in 20 minutes, and you need an activity idea fast! Check out the Tutor Tips blog on the Minnesota Literacy Council website to find hundreds of activity ideas with detailed instructions for yourself or your classroom volunteers to follow. Use tags… Read More

Build capacity. Invest in new leadership. Host a Minnesota Literacy Leader!

Build capacity. Invest in new leadership. Host a Minnesota Literacy Leader!

Learn how you can increase organizational capacity at minimal cost, increase your impact, and invest in the next generation of literacy leaders with the Minnesota Literacy Leadership program. Read More

Volunteer Support for Teachers and Programs

Volunteer Support for Teachers and Programs

Volunteers are a huge asset in the ABE classroom. The Minnesota Literacy Council has numerous resources to share with programs that currently use volunteers to support ABE classes, as well as resources for programs that are interested in beginning to utilize volunteers. Read More