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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Resources for Exploring Tech Careers

Resources for Exploring Tech Careers

April is Technology Month! Did you know that employment in information technology (IT) occupations is projected to grow 10.5% between 2018 and 2028 in Minnesota? Discover a trove of helpful resources dedicated to helping our adult learners prepare for and explore technology careers. Read More

New Spring Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

New Spring Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Spring is a wonderful time to grow your teaching skills and your knowledge of adult learners! Join a wide network of volunteers and teachers for free professional development webinars from Literacy Minnesota. Read More

Cultural Competency Resources for Adult Education

Cultural Competency Resources for Adult Education

ATLAS's online Cultural Competency resource library has been gradually expanding since its launch in October 2020. Check out some of the newest updates and recommended resources from this growing collection! Read More

What Seems to Be the Problem?

What Seems to Be the Problem?

Robert Kaplinsky's website is a treasure trove of free resources for building problem solving and critical thinking skills. His Problem Solving Framework is a simple, but powerful, tool that could be used in any ABE classroom. Read on for ideas about how you could be using it today. Read More

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Upcoming Relicensure Training

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Upcoming Relicensure Training

ATLAS is pleased to offer a growing number of resources for members of the ABE field to increase their cultural competency, including a 2-part, PELSB-approved training in April that meets the new Cultural Competency relicensure requirements. Here’s a quick list of training options and resources; stay posted because more are on the way! Read More

Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

In response to an expressed need for online phonics, syllabication, and morpheme lessons for adults, ATLAS has created screen-shareable slide sets (or lessons) for remotely teaching decoding of compound, suffixed, and prefixed words with ABE Intermediate or Advanced ESL readers. Several new slide sets have been added, so check them out! Read More

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