MN ABE Connect Archive

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Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 1

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 1

Reading, doing math, and learning are often silent, individual activities. They are internal, making it hard for us to know how students are tackling complex questions and making sense of course material. This article is the first of two to explore how to make students' thinking visible for stronger learner-centered instruction. Read More

MELEd 2019: Sharing What We Learned at the State ESL Conference – Part II

MELEd 2019: Sharing What We Learned at the State ESL Conference – Part II

In late November 2019, ATLAS sponsored 18 ABE teachers to attend this state ESL gathering (MELEd) in St. Paul. MELEd draws over 1100 ESL educators from around the state, working in K-12, college, and adult learning contexts. In Part II of this article, we hear from several more of our ABE attendees of the state ESL conference, MELEd, and what they found particularly useful! Read More

Blending Technology into Reading Instruction

Blending Technology into Reading Instruction

Find out how one instructor blends technology with reading instruction – including alphabetics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension – and successfully engages adult readers with words, texts, and each other. Read More

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Language & Literacy Institute on January 23-24! This is ATLAS’s largest event each year, a two-day conference that you will NOT want to miss! Registration is now OPEN, so register on the ATLAS website. Read More

Creating Transparent Assignments

Creating Transparent Assignments

The idea of transparency is that it makes things clearer and easier to understand. When it comes to the classroom; however, do we make sure that our assignments and directions are transparent? Are we taking the time to clearly outline the purpose of our assignments, along with the success criteria, for our learners? If you have questions, this article has some answers. 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

A Win-Win in Career Pathways! Partnering with Your Own School District

A Win-Win in Career Pathways! Partnering with Your Own School District

Local school districts can be a perfect partner for Adult Career Pathways. Metro South ABE shares their work with CDL (Commercial Drivers License) courses for Bloomington Public School District. Read More

MELEd 2019: Sharing What We Learned at the State ESL Conference – Part I

MELEd 2019: Sharing What We Learned at the State ESL Conference – Part I

In late November 2019, ATLAS provided scholarships for 18 ABE teachers to attend the state ESL gathering (MELEd) in St. Paul. MELEd draws over 1100 ESL educators from around the state, working in K-12, college, and adult learning contexts! Read on to hear from several of our ABE attendees and what they found particularly useful from this professional ESL conference. Read More

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