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New! Foundations of Remote Instruction Certificate for Volunteers

New! Foundations of Remote Instruction Certificate for Volunteers

Are you looking for ways to get your volunteers trained to continue to deliver support and instruction to adult learners? Whether it’s through WhatsApp, Zoom, or Google Meet, volunteers are helping learners develop their academic skills and stay connected with their learning community – and Literacy Minnesota can help ensure that they are confidently prepared for the work. Read More

Remote One-to-One Tutoring Keeps Learning Going at Open Door Learning Center

Remote One-to-One Tutoring Keeps Learning Going at Open Door Learning Center

Learn how Open Door Learning Center instructor Lloyd Brown has created a one-to-one volunteer tutoring program to keep students learning remotely and progressing during the pandemic. 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

Introducing the Minnesota Adult Education PD Catalog!

Introducing the Minnesota Adult Education PD Catalog!

A dedicated team of Minnesota Adult Education Support Network providers has been hard at work creating a new professional development (PD) planning tool just for you: the new Minnesota Adult Education PD Catalog! This online catalog provides an overview of all MN Adult Education PD activities in one convenient, searchable place. 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 Literacy Minnesota’s annual adult literacy awards event. The awards ceremony (and the annual student reading from the Journeys Anthology of Adult Student Writing that follows) will take place again at the Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul. Read More

Citizenship Instructional Support Kit

Citizenship Instructional Support Kit

The current administration is proposing to raise the cost of applying for U.S. citizenship from $640 to $1170, an increase of 61%. If this proposal passes, there may be a surge in citizenship applications as green card holders attempt to file their paperwork before the fee increase is implemented. Find out about tools you can use to support adult learners who are looking for citizenship classes and tutoring over the next few months. Read More

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

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

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 and Summer Reads programs. Read More

Check Out the 2019 Literacy Volunteer Management Conference Sessions!

Check Out the 2019 Literacy Volunteer Management Conference Sessions!

The Literacy Volunteer Management Conference will offer a variety of diversity, equity and inclusion sessions this year. Sessions include: A Conversation on Engaging Volunteers With Disabilities, Reppin' the Rainbow: LGBTQIA+ Topics in ABE, Engaging and Recruiting Volunteers from Communities of Color, Depression and Suicide Prevention and more. View the full session lineup! Read More

Teacher Training Toolkit: Free Resource for Teachers and Volunteers

Teacher Training Toolkit: Free Resource for Teachers and Volunteers

Teachers love to learn! The Minnesota Literacy Council has developed the Teacher Training Toolkit, a series of professional development modules, to help you improve your teaching skills in four different areas: checking comprehension, giving directions, error correction and feedback, and teacher talking time. Read More