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

In a Jam Without Jamboard?

In a Jam Without Jamboard?

One of our favorite teaching tools, Jamboard, is going away on October 1. This leaves many educators struggling to find a suitable replacement. Hear what the Distance Learning Team has to say about Jamboard alternatives! Read More

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

This month is a good time to be reminded of all the mental health and wellness tools and resources available to you and your students on PANDA’s website. Read More

Election Resources We Can All Agree On!

Election Resources We Can All Agree On!

At times, it may seem like we are in an endless cycle of political campaigns in America. While this may be the new reality, it is more important than ever to ensure that the topics of voting and elections are incorporated into our ABE classroom planning and instruction throughout the entire school year. By doing so, our students will become more informed members of society! Read More

Considering that ABE License? See What Hamline Has to Offer!

Considering that ABE License? See What Hamline Has to Offer!

Hamline University offers 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 in the fall! Plus, your previous coursework may help you get there sooner. Read More

New Resources for Teachers of Literacy-Level ESL Students!

New Resources for Teachers of Literacy-Level ESL Students!

Resources for teaching adult English language learners with interrupted formal education who need focused instruction in reading and writing have traditionally been limited in the adult education field. Thankfully there is a new collection of literacy-level resources from the Pathway to Literacy program in Indiana! Read More

Homophones in Isolation for the Adult Learner

Homophones in Isolation for the Adult Learner

Adult learners often wrestle with homophones as texts and conversations are littered with them. Through nine units of shared homophone lessons, teachers control the pace, and the objective is intentionality because homophones are here (hear), there (their/they’re), and everywhere (wear)! Read More

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