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

It’s Time for Spring Training!

It’s Time for Spring Training!

The temperatures are warming up and the snow is melting. Spring is just around the corner (we hope!), so it must be time for spring training! The assessment training team has a couple of CASAS trainings scheduled to help your staff update their training. Read More

U + Windows Key for Better Computer Accessibility

U + Windows Key for Better Computer Accessibility

Windows has always had features built into it but for those who don’t use them, we often forget about them. Simply pressing the letter U and the Windows Key simultaneously automatically opens the Accessibility Menu, offering an array of helpful options. Read More

Embedded Teaching: Application in a Science Lesson (Part 2)

Embedded Teaching: Application in a Science Lesson (Part 2)

This article, which wraps up a 2-part series, provides examples of Embedded Teaching activities in a lesson developed by Nature for New Minnesotans to introduce the concepts of weather and climate to adult English language learners. Read More

Anxiety

Anxiety

Your heart is racing, you’ve broken out in a sweat, your muscles are tense, your mind is racing and you’re having difficulty concentrating. Yikes! When anxiety hits, what do you do? How do you know that’s what this is? When is it time to reach out for help? What can you do to help your students who are anxious and stressed? Read More

Attention Teachers of Low-Literacy Adult ESL Students!

Attention Teachers of Low-Literacy Adult ESL Students!

Do you teach ESL to adult students with little or no literacy in their primary languages? At ATLAS, we are planning to do focused professional development (PD) in the coming year for teachers like you, and we would like some input on what instructors in your context could really use to make your teaching life easier. Read More

Embedded Teaching: A Socio-Cultural Approach to Language Learning Through Science

Embedded Teaching: A Socio-Cultural Approach to Language Learning Through Science

This article introduces the concept of embedded teaching and argues for its use in ABE classrooms focused on building language and science knowledge. This is part one of a two-part series of articles that highlight the Nature for New Minnesotans program. Read More

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