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Free Equity, Culture and Education Workshops

Free Equity, Culture and Education Workshops

ABE programs strive to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of their programming. In order to support ABE programs in this important mission, the Minnesota Literacy Council is offering a series of free Equity, Culture and Education Workshops throughout the summer and fall. Read More

Support Staff Conference Call for Proposals

Support Staff Conference Call for Proposals

Do you have an exciting idea that you would love to share with your colleagues? Put together a proposal to present at the Support Services Conference in November! Read More

Schedule a Fall On-Site Volunteer Training Session Today!

Schedule a Fall On-Site Volunteer Training Session Today!

It’s finally summer in Minnesota, which means that fall is just around the corner! Jump start your fall classes by scheduling an on-site volunteer training to prepare your volunteers to effectively support learners. Read More

Attention!! Important Changes Coming to Newsela.com

Attention!! Important Changes Coming to Newsela.com

Parts of Newsela are becoming subscription-only, so read on for important information about changes to this popular website! Read More

Collaboration is Key for Contextualized Curriculum

Collaboration is Key for Contextualized Curriculum

Contextualized curriculum is often a large part of career pathways coursework and can also include GED-focused ABE classes. Collaboration can be key in making contextualized curriculum work seamlessly in the classroom and is the ultimate benefit for students and teachers. Read More

MN Driver’s License Exam – Helping Our Students Succeed

MN Driver’s License Exam – Helping Our Students Succeed

Many ABE learners need a driver’s license as a step toward their family, career or community goals – and many ask for our help. Access curriculum and resources your ABE program can use to meet this need. Read More

Using PLCs to Develop Navigation Practices with ABE Teachers

Using PLCs to Develop Navigation Practices with ABE Teachers

An overview of a very successful PLC (professional learning community) that was created to develop navigation practices with ABE teachers, including a description of the PLC structure and content, as well information about how to learn more. Read More

MN ABE Reading Practitioners Schoology Group

MN ABE Reading Practitioners Schoology Group

Join an online discussion about Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)! The new Reading Practitioner Group is open to all MN ABE program managers, teachers, and support staff who want to expand their knowledge and use of EBRI. Read More

Poster Session Presenters Needed for Summer Institute Conference

Poster Session Presenters Needed for Summer Institute Conference

We are still looking for poster sessions for the 2019 Summer Institute in August. Why should you lead a poster session? Here are the Top Ten Reasons to do a Poster Session at Summer Institute…based on feedback from people who have done a poster session in the past! Read More

Important Changes to Annual Volunteer Information Report

Important Changes to Annual Volunteer Information Report

Learn about important new changes to the Annual Volunteer Information Report, and mark your calendar for the volunteer coordinator webinar on Thursday, June 27 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. to discuss the report. Read More