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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Been Waiting to Add that ABE License? Good News from Hamline!

Been Waiting to Add that ABE License? Good News from Hamline!

Hamline University is pleased to announce that it’s now offering BOTH the ABE initial license (for those who don’t hold a teaching license in another field already) and the ABE additional license (for those already holding a teaching license). You can start this fall! Plus, your previous coursework may help you get there sooner. Read More

Introducing e-Diagnostic Reading Assessment!

Introducing e-Diagnostic Reading Assessment!

To assist with the challenge of delivering reading instruction during the pandemic, Marn Frank developed electronic documents for testing word reading, phonics, fluency, and comprehension from a distance. Despite the unpredictable school year, hopefully these “e-DRA” tools will support more informal testing of struggling adult readers to identify their specific reading needs. Read More

Free (To You) Online Testing Administrations

Free (To You) Online Testing Administrations

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a major disruption in our lives, and the lives of our students. The pandemic even forced our Minnesota Adult Education Support Network to cancel or postpone many events last spring. But we discovered other ways to provide similar services, and unspent funds were used to purchase online test administrations for both CASAS and TABE. Read More

Enrolling New Students? Update Your Hotline Description to Let Everyone Know!

Enrolling New Students? Update Your Hotline Description to Let Everyone Know!

The Adult Literacy Hotline has continued to take inquiries from prospective students during the pandemic – and we need your help! These instructions will show you how to easily update your Hotline description and make it easier for new learners to find you. Read More

ABE Summer Institute Information & Updates

ABE Summer Institute Information & Updates

Join your ABE colleagues August 19-20, 2020 for Minnesota’s first virtual ABE Summer Institute! The following is a list of important news, deadlines, and handy links. Be sure and check them all out so you don’t miss anything! Read More

Remote One-to-One Tutoring Keeps Learning Going at Open Door Learning Center

Remote One-to-One Tutoring Keeps Learning Going at Open Door Learning Center

Learn how Open Door Learning Center instructor Lloyd Brown has created a one-to-one volunteer tutoring program to keep students learning remotely and progressing during the pandemic. Read More

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