Summer Institute Virtual Poster Sessions Still Available to View

Summer Institute Virtual Poster Sessions Still Available to View

Poster sessions at this year’s virtual Summer Institute Conference were… virtual. And awesome! Presenters created 28 short 3- to 10-minute videos highlighting a program activity, a fun activity, a how-to, or a classroom best practice. Many of the videos also have links to handouts or other resources. If you didn’t get a chance to view them at the Conference, the videos are still available!

To view the virtual poster sessions, go to:

Here are the topics:

Language and Literacy:

  • Citizenship Website
  • Writing in the Online ESL Classroom
  • Introduction to the *New* English Unlocked Curriculum from Literacy Minnesota
  • Three Ways to Use Children’s Picture Books in Adult English Language Classrooms
  • Journeys: An Anthology of Adult Student Writing


  • A Metacognitive Routine to Promote Independent Math Learning.
  • Math Warm-Up Activities
  • Meet Students Where They Are in Math and English with EdReady
  • What is My Open Math?

Digital Literacy:

  • Using Classkick to Strengthen Basic Computer Skills
  • Digital Literacy in the Age of COVID
  • Creating a Digital Equity Plan
  • Northstar Digital Literacy Curriculum Resources
  • Tagging in Northstar – Separate Learners by Class or Instructor with this New Feature
  • Updates to the Northstar Learner Tab
  • Getting Started with the Northstar Admin Portal

Distance Learning:

  • The Distance Learning Website: Your One-Stop DL Resource Hub
  • Do It Yourself DL: Using an LMS to Learn How to Use an LMS to Build Teacher-Created Distance Learning Courses
  • MobyMax: Dare to Try the Interactive Lessons Module

Tech Tips:

  • What’s New in Windows 11
  • Using Jamboard in Google Meet
  • Bookmark Moving Made Easy
  • Less Eye Strain Using Windows Night Light

Program Management:

  • Build your Capacity and Mentor Emerging Leaders: Host a Digital Equity or Literacy Leader VISTA
  • Advancing Adult Education Teacher Expertise with Hamline’s ABE Licensure Program
  • Are You Ready for In-Person Volunteers Again?
  • Adult Literacy Hotline
  • Creating a Bridge to Healthcare Class with a PCA Certificate
Rob Podlasek, Training Director Literacy Minnesota