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ATLAS Virtual Event Participant Expectations

ATLAS virtual events are designed as welcoming, creative spaces for ABE practitioners to engage in productive, collaborative, professional learning. ATLAS is responsible for the comfort of all involved, including attendees, organizers, presenters, facilitators, and panelists. Therefore, we hold the following expectations for all virtual events: Participants are expected to be… Read More

Math Instruction in Minnesota ABE

Minnesota Numeracy Instruction Advisory Team Statement Regarding Math Instruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE) Both literacy and numeracy are critical skills for adults in order to fully engage in their communities. English Language Arts and Math skills for adult basic education (ABE) are defined by the CCRS (… Read More

Minnesota Adult Education PD Standards

Below is a summary of the standards that guide the professional development (PD) efforts of the Minnesota Adult Education system. Minnesota Adult Ed PD Standards is printer-friendly document that includes both the standards and sample indicators for each one. STANDARD #1 Deepens and broadens practitioners’ knowledge… Read More

Registration Fee Payments

Payee – Hamline University Please make all purchase orders and checks payable to Hamline University (not ATLAS). Address Please email purchase orders to Marisa Squadrito Geisler at [email protected] or fax them to the ATLAS office at 651-523-3083. Please mail checks to the following address (NOT to… Read More

Travel Reimbursements

What is eligible for reimbursement? Participants traveling over 50 miles one-way to an ATLAS event, training, or advisory team meeting are eligible for reimbursement of related mileage and hotel expenses. Mileage: reimbursed at the current federally approved rate Hotel: reimbursable for the night before an event; for events lasting two… Read More

ATLAS Preferred Hotels

ATLAS has specially negotiated 2020 rates at various hotels near both Hamline and the Minnesota Department of Education. DoubleTree by Hilton Roseville Minneapolis Negotiated rate for ATLAS and Hamline-sponsored events: $109.00/king standard or double queen standard, plus tax 2540 Cleveland Avenue Roseville, MN 55113 800-333-3333… Read More

Literacy Leadership Award

Silja Kallenbach, Patsy Egan, and Marisa Geisler at October 4, 2017 awards ceremony ATLAS was selected as one of four 2017 Literacy Leadership awardees by the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL). ATLAS was recognized for its innovative, practitioner-centered program which provides professional development that trains national leaders in… Read More

Presenter Information

Presenter Information Form The ATLAS Event Presenter Form is required for all presenters, co-presenters, panelists, and facilitators at an ATLAS event. Virtual Events/Webinars: The form allows ATLAS staff to plan and provide support for all presenter needs, such as use of virtual breakout rooms, annotation tools, participant… Read More


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