About MN ABE Connect

MN ABE Connect is the professional development newsletter for Minnesota Adult Education. Contributors include staff from the Minnesota Adult Education Support Network, Adult Education state staff, and practitioners from across Minnesota. ATLAS coordinates, edits, and distributes the newsletter on a weekly basis (every Tuesday) during the school year, and biweekly during the summer.

MN ABE Connect is the official method of communication about upcoming Minnesota adult education/ABE trainings in your area, resources for your program and classroom, and important ABE policy updates. Make sure you’re signed up to receive it!

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TIF 2.0: Transitioning Into the Future

TIF 2.0: Transitioning Into the Future

Over the past 10 years, the ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) project has grown into a nationally recognized transitions framework that has influenced work being done around Minnesota and across the country. Now we're excited to announce some upcoming changes to the ACES TIF on the horizon! Read More

Announcing NEW PANDA Website Links and Comments/Suggestions Form!

Announcing NEW PANDA Website Links and Comments/Suggestions Form!

PANDA’s website is loaded with great information about various disabilities along with community resources. We have recently added two new chapters with helpful information for students with disabilities, as well as a form for comments and suggestions. Read More

ESL Resource Library to the Rescue!

ESL Resource Library to the Rescue!

Adult English language teachers can spend hours of their valuable planning time sorting through online resources, looking for ones that are appropriate and helpful for their particular adult learners. What teacher has time for that?! The ATLAS ESL Resource Library is ready to come to the rescue! Read More

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Coming Soon!

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Coming Soon!

This summer ATLAS is hosting an Antiracist Praxis Study Circle facilitated by Cydnee Sanders, MA TESOL. Learn how to be more than a teacher with good intentions by applying intentional antiracist practices into your adult English classroom. We'll explore the research around Translanguaging by Ofelia García and Culturally Responsive Teaching by Zaretta Hammond. The application deadline to participate is Friday, May 27, 2022! Read More

Distance Learning Website Offers Many Resources

Distance Learning Website Offers Many Resources

The limitations on classroom learning created by the COVID pandemic have led to many distance learning innovations within Minnesota Adult Education. The Tech/DL Supplemental Services team provides a wide variety of PD and other resources. One helpful source of information is our Distance Learning website. In addition, we are pleased to announce a new self-paced, asynchronous course for adult education teachers who are new to using Google Classroom. Read More

It’s a Big Job! Administrators’ Reflections on Hiring Practices in Adult Education

It’s a Big Job! Administrators’ Reflections on Hiring Practices in Adult Education

How are MN adult education programs responding to current hiring and retention challenges? Here's a round-up of insights shared by program managers and administrators at the 2022 Statewide Virtual Conference in April. Read More

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