About MN ABE Connect

MN ABE Connect is the professional development newsletter for Minnesota ABE. Contributors include staff from the MN ABE Support Network, ABE state staff, and practitioners from across Minnesota. ATLAS coordinates, edits, and distributes the newsletter on a weekly basis during the school year, and biweekly during the summer.

MN ABE Connect is the official method of communication about upcoming 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!

Newsletter Signup

Get MN ABE Connect—the official source for ABE events, activities, and resources!

Sign Up

Recent Newsletter Articles

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 1

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 1

Reading, doing math, and learning are often silent, individual activities. They are internal, making it hard for us to know how students are tackling complex questions and making sense of course material. This article is the first of two to explore how to make students' thinking visible for stronger learner-centered instruction. Read More

MELEd 2019: Sharing What We Learned at the State ESL Conference – Part II

MELEd 2019: Sharing What We Learned at the State ESL Conference – Part II

In late November 2019, ATLAS sponsored 18 ABE teachers to attend this state ESL gathering (MELEd) in St. Paul. MELEd draws over 1100 ESL educators from around the state, working in K-12, college, and adult learning contexts. In Part II of this article, we hear from several more of our ABE attendees of the state ESL conference, MELEd, and what they found particularly useful! Read More

Blending Technology into Reading Instruction

Blending Technology into Reading Instruction

Find out how one instructor blends technology with reading instruction – including alphabetics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension – and successfully engages adult readers with words, texts, and each other. Read More

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Language & Literacy Institute on January 23-24! This is ATLAS’s largest event each year, a two-day conference that you will NOT want to miss! Registration is now OPEN, so register on the ATLAS website. Read More

Creating Transparent Assignments

Creating Transparent Assignments

The idea of transparency is that it makes things clearer and easier to understand. When it comes to the classroom; however, do we make sure that our assignments and directions are transparent? Are we taking the time to clearly outline the purpose of our assignments, along with the success criteria, for our learners? If you have questions, this article has some answers. Read More

NEW Adult Literacy Hotline – Do you know how your data looks?

NEW Adult Literacy Hotline – Do you know how your data looks?

The Adult Literacy Hotline, which has allowed adult learners, social service providers, and ABE staff to find ABE program and class information for over 30 years, now has a new interface – and pulls its data from SiD! Please make sure your data in SiD is accurate in order to help learners find the right program for them. Read More

Past Newsletters

Submit an Article or News Flash

Submit