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.

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Recent Newsletter Articles

Skillblox: Streamlining Our Search for Instructional Resources

Skillblox: Streamlining Our Search for Instructional Resources

Are you tired of taking the time to search the internet for the perfect resources to accompany your math instruction? Do you wish there was a searchable database organized by CCR standards and TABE 11/12 competencies to make lesson planning and packet compilation easier? You are in luck! Let me introduce you to Skillblox! Read More

The Sudden Pivot to Move Adult Career Pathways Classes Online

The Sudden Pivot to Move Adult Career Pathways Classes Online

Covid-19 restrictions have caused all of us in Adult Basic Education to suddenly pivot from face-to-face classes to online classes. Although there is so much uncertainty about how we will continue to serve our ABE students in an equitable way through this next year, there remains much promise to continue distance learning options for students. Read More

Recent Updates on Proxy Hours for DL Platforms

Recent Updates on Proxy Hours for DL Platforms

Several important recent updates on proxy hours for Minnesota Adult Education distance learning (DL) platforms are outlined here. These platforms include CommonLit.org, Readworks.org, and Newsela.com. Read More

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Do you teach non-native speakers of English? The MELEd (Minnesota English Learner Education) conference coming up on Nov. 20-21, 2020, is the state's premiere professional gathering for anyone who works with English language learners. Consider presenting; the deadline for proposals has been extended to June 12! Read More

New Process for Approving Teacher-Created DL Courses Implemented

New Process for Approving Teacher-Created DL Courses Implemented

As always, Minnesota ABE is moving forward rapidly, breaking new ground in developing teacher-created distance learning (DL) courses. The new process for approving such courses is now underway, with three courses already approved, and several others under review! Read More

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month

This is a good time to check in on how you are managing during the pandemic. Are you suffering from virtual fatigue? Are your moods changing daily? Read more to find strategies on how to manage moods and virtual burnout. Read More

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