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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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Using Wakelet in the Virtual Classroom

Using Wakelet in the Virtual Classroom

Wakelet is an online shareable space that offers educators a simple and fun way to curate content for their classes. It also offers learners free spaces they can access, develop and share both in and out of the classroom. Learn how to use Wakelet to increase interaction in the ABE classroom. Read More

DEED Seeks Community Members to Join Grantmaking Review

DEED Seeks Community Members to Join Grantmaking Review

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is committed to changing its grantmaking processes to ensure new voices and perspectives are being heard. We are seeking people with an interest in workforce development, and experience in grantmaking, education, training, workforce, and/or a related area to review grants. Read More

Help Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors Take the Next Step to Skilling Up

Help Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors Take the Next Step to Skilling Up

After more than a year of challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota is looking forward to a brighter future, with increased opportunity for all Minnesotans to skill-up, earn a college credential, and improve their economic outlook. We are moving Forward Together and looking for passionate individuals and committed organizations to help achieve the state’s higher education attainment goal and to help skill up the state’s workforce. Read More

Summer Institute Poster Sessions Needed

Summer Institute Poster Sessions Needed

The 2021 Summer Institute Conference will again be virtual. And so will poster sessions. We are looking for people to create virtual poster sessions that will be available for viewing during the conference (and probably after!). Last year, poster sessions had over 800 views! The deadline for submitting a poster session proposal is August 5. Read More

Summer Institute 2021: Updates & Opportunities to Get Involved

Summer Institute 2021: Updates & Opportunities to Get Involved

Preparations for Summer Institute 2021 are in high gear, and now is your opportunity jump on board! You can now register, submit a poster session proposal (due August 5), and sign up to provide some tech co-hosting at the virtual Institute. Get a brief preview of what's in store, and find out how to contribute YOUR expertise to make it another great conference this year! Read More

Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Certificate Program

Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Certificate Program

At Literacy Minnesota, the pursuit of educational equity is at the center of everything that we do. We strive to foster equitable learning environments for all by providing development opportunities to our volunteers and supporters. The FREE Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Certificate Program is an opportunity for ABE teachers and volunteers in Minnesota to increase their awareness of social justice issues that impact the field of education and society. Read More

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