PANDA ServicesWendy Sweeney, PANDA Manager
PANDA provides ABE programs with disability support, knowledge, and resources to increase academic opportunities for students. Services are free, funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.
Below you will find two important highlights as well as an overview of the support we provide to ABE programs.
Universal Design for Learning Webcast Training
PANDA’s free Universal Design for Learning Webcast is open for registration now. Enrollment is limited. The deadline to register is November 30. According to a previous participant, “I’ve been given a tremendous toolbox from which I can draw! I’m recommending this training to any and all teachers who care to do better by their students!”
Hurry to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! Find out more and register >>
Supplemental Disability Registration Form
PANDA’s Supplemental Disability Registration Form is a tool for programs to use to gain more information about new students at registration. Just add the following question: “Have you ever been diagnosed with a condition that could impact your learning (i.e. mental health, ADHD, developmental disability, learning disability, brain injury, vision loss, or hearing loss, etc.)?” If the student answers “yes” there is a questionnaire available to help guide you to ask additional questions about student learning needs. This form has been recently translated into Spanish, French, Karen, Hmong, and Vietnamese.
To access the forms, go to: https://pandamn.org/forms/
Overview of PANDA’s services
In addition to perusing the information from PANDA’s brochure below, you can also download the brochure in PDF format here (or by clicking on the image below)! This file contains live links so you can easily find the resources you need.
- Adult Career Pathways
- CCR Standards
- Cultural Competency
- Digital Literacy/Northstar
- Distance Learning/Education
- HSE/GED/Adult Diploma
- Mental Health
- Minnesota ABE
- One-Room Schoolhouse/Multilevel
- Professional Development
- Program Management
- Remote Instruction
- Social Studies
- Support Services
- Teaching Strategies