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.

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A Walk in My Shoes: Videos to Help Everyone Have a Place at the Table

A Walk in My Shoes: Videos to Help Everyone Have a Place at the Table

This documentary video series features stories from first-generation college students and aims “to create awareness about the diversity, the challenges, the opportunities and the benefits each student brings to campus.” Watching the videos would be an excellent way to begin a conversation about a number of important topics, such as the barriers that first-generation college students face, the value of persistence, and the importance of “making room at the table” for diverse voices in educational spaces. Read More

You (yes, YOU) Can Teach Digital Literacy! The New Northstar Foundations Course Can Help

You (yes, YOU) Can Teach Digital Literacy! The New Northstar Foundations Course Can Help

You likely know that the Northstar Digital Literacy standards are one of the three required sets of content standards for Minnesota Adult Education. Now, there’s a new online course to help all teachers integrate these standards into their teaching practice! Read More

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 3

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 3

Part 3 of this article discusses some barriers the team faced and the processes of overcoming them. This article also gives an overview of future plans and projects to take place under the Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant. Read More

Welcome, Brandy Logan, the new High School Equivalency and Adult Education Accountability Specialist at MDE!

Welcome, Brandy Logan, the new High School Equivalency and Adult Education Accountability Specialist at MDE!

Brandy Logan is the newest Adult Education Team member at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). She is overseeing high school equivalency testing (GED and HiSET) and adult education accountability efforts. Read More

Integrated Education and Training PD Highlights and Opportunities

Integrated Education and Training PD Highlights and Opportunities

Integrated Education and Training (IET) is front and center for you to join in on national, state, and regional professional development opportunities. IET programming help adults who lack basic skills, relevant occupational skills, and essential workplace skills to gain the competencies and credentials needed for in-demand careers. Here is a brief update on highlights from IET PD over the past year and future PD opportunities in Minnesota and beyond. Read More

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 2

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 2

After introducing the Racial Equity Team in Part 1, this article will explain the initial phases of the grant's activities and other steps taken in the first year. Stay tuned for Part 3, which explains future goals and upcoming projects. Read More

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