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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Recent Newsletter Articles

New Antiracism Instructional Resources Posted!

New Antiracism Instructional Resources Posted!

"Antiracism in ABE" is a large section of the Cultural Competency resource library on the ATLAS website. We have recently been adding new resources to the Antiracist Instruction category, since we know busy teachers are looking for specific things to use in their classrooms. Learn about a few of these great new resources! Read More

Using the Three Rs for Adult Career Pathway Curriculum

Using the Three Rs for Adult Career Pathway Curriculum

The ATLAS online resource library of Adult Career Pathway (ACP) curricula is used widely across the state of Minnesota and around the country. The ACP library ensures broad sharing of curricular resources and avoids programs starting from scratch when they can utilize materials already developed. Read More

Don’t Forget Social Studies… GED, HiSET and Resources for Everyone!

Don’t Forget Social Studies… GED, HiSET and Resources for Everyone!

Whether you are teaching in a high school equivalency, basic skills, or ESL classroom, don't forget to check out the ATLAS Social Studies & Civics online resource library for ready-to-use lessons, activities, and ideas for your classroom/context. As we know, social studies content is critical for our adult learners far beyond that GED or HiSET exam! Read More

It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for the Volunteer Management Conference

It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for the Volunteer Management Conference

Join us for the 2022 Volunteer Management Conference! This yearly event is hosted by Literacy Minnesota and is designed for coordinators, teachers, managers and other program staff. The conference focuses not only on getting started with volunteers, but also how to support them during their time in the program. Read More

ATLAS Writing Study Circle Applications Due December 16

ATLAS Writing Study Circle Applications Due December 16

Sometimes the sequel is even better than the original; watch “The Empire Strikes Back,” and tell me I’m wrong. Like that George Lucas classic, the ATLAS Writing Study Circle that debuted last year was full of action and adventure. And while our fan base might not be ready to compete with Star Wars just yet, in 2023 we will be back by popular demand. Read More

One Teacher’s Experience with UDL Training

One Teacher’s Experience with UDL Training

PANDA’S FREE Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Training is now open for registration! But you'd better hurry, as there is a limit of 30 participants! Read on to find out about one teacher’s UDL experience, and get registered for the training today. Read More

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