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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ABE Foundations at-a-Distance: Fall Webinar Series!

ABE Foundations at-a-Distance: Fall Webinar Series!

This fall, due to the inability to hold the in-person ABE Foundations Workshop at Summer Institute, our online ABE Foundations course is a great option for those new to ABE! To add to the online course experience, we are offering a 3-webinar series to support your entry into the field – on October 18, 25, and Nov 1, 2021. Read More

Get Them Talking with Career Conversations

Get Them Talking with Career Conversations

There are so many things to consider when helping learners plan for a future career that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. We need to provide opportunities for learners to identify their skills and interests, create a resume, research education and training options, practice interviewing skills, and more. Check out this resource that helps students work on several of these skills at the same time! Read More

Updates from PANDA

Updates from PANDA

Updates from PANDA! We’ve changed our tagline from “Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists” to the acronym for PANDA: Physical And Nonapparent Disability Assistance. Same services, same website. Just a different tagline! Read More

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys 2022 is now accepting submissions! We encourage you to work with your learners this fall on their Journeys writing submissions and help them complete their entries no later than December 3, 2021. Read More

September 19-25 is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week!

September 19-25 is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week!

Literacy Action Network and the Adult Education Team at the Minnesota Department of Education are happy to announce that the week of September 19-25, 2021, is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. During this week we will recognize your amazing contributions and hope you will celebrate the accomplishments of you and your programs. Read More

Welcome to Minnesota Adult Education, Neill Allard!

Welcome to Minnesota Adult Education, Neill Allard!

The Adult Education Team at the Minnesota Department of Education is excited to announce that Neill Allard (they/them) has joined our team as the Communications and Administrative Support Specialist! Learn more about Neill in this article. Read More

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