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.

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CCRS Teacher Workouts – Back for More!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Back for More!

CCRS ELA and Math Teacher workouts are focused, fast, and help teachers move forward with CCRS implementation. Use them in a staff meeting, with a colleague, or independently. Each workout takes just 20-45 minutes and focuses on a key CCRS shift, standard, or practice. Check out the latest workouts! Read More

Yes, You Can Develop an Adult Career Pathway!

Yes, You Can Develop an Adult Career Pathway!

Yes, You CAN! Adult Career Pathways are not just for large or urban programs. Small programs and rural programs can create a rigorous and high-quality education and training opportunities to prepare students for a full range of secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities. Read More

Register Now for the Technology Integration Initiative 2020 Cohort!

Register Now for the Technology Integration Initiative 2020 Cohort!

The 2020 Technology Integration Initiative (TII) Cohort will focus on using mobile devices for learning, both in and out of the classroom. Sign up now for this 5-month PD initiative! Read More

Citizenship Instructional Support Kit

Citizenship Instructional Support Kit

The current administration is proposing to raise the cost of applying for U.S. citizenship from $640 to $1170, an increase of 61%. If this proposal passes, there may be a surge in citizenship applications as green card holders attempt to file their paperwork before the fee increase is implemented. Find out about tools you can use to support adult learners who are looking for citizenship classes and tutoring over the next few months. Read More

Using Problem-Based Learning to Create One-Pot Lessons: Part 2

Using Problem-Based Learning to Create One-Pot Lessons: Part 2

Problem-based learning (PBL) scenarios give students relevant, meaningful situations to read, write, think, and talk about, thus keeping them engaged and motivated. This allows for combining basic skills, soft skills, and digital literacy - the focus of our MN ABE Content Standards - into one lesson or unit. Learn more about PBL and the new Content Standards Integration (CSI) Cohort - APPLICATIONS DUE FRI. DEC. 6! 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

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