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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

COVID-19 has caused distractions and worry for many people due to the uncertainties in our world. But is it Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Many adults have trouble sitting still, getting distracted, paying attention, or being impulsive on occasion. It becomes troublesome when lack of concentration is consistently occurring and significantly impacting student learning. Read More

Getting Started with CASAS eTests

Getting Started with CASAS eTests

You’ve done all of the required trainings and have installed CASAS eTests and TopsPRO on your computer. You have shiny new eTests in your account. Now what? Please join us virtually on Tuesday, February 8, 1:00-3:00 p.m., for an interactive presentation on getting started with eTests for Minnesota agencies. Read More

CCRS Resources: Start the New Year Right! – Part 2

CCRS Resources: Start the New Year Right! – Part 2

There have been so many CCRS webinars, tools, and activities developed over the years, it is sometimes hard to remember the plethora of FREE resources housed on the ATLAS website. Check out this list of many of our prominent CCRS resources – all in one place! Whether you are looking for professional development to complete individually, a PD activity to dive into with a small group/PLC, or the next task to engage in during a regular staff meeting, you’re sure to find some gold nuggets here! Read More

CCRS Resources: Start the New Year Right! – Part 1

CCRS Resources: Start the New Year Right! – Part 1

There have been so many CCRS webinars, tools, and activities developed over the years, it is sometimes hard to remember the plethora of FREE resources housed on the ATLAS website. Check out this list of many of our prominent CCRS resources – all in one place! Whether you are looking for professional development to complete individually, a PD activity to dive into with a small group/PLC, or the next task to engage in during a regular staff meeting, you’re sure to find some gold nuggets here! Read More

USA Learns: A Free Mobile-Friendly Distance Learning Option for ELLs

USA Learns: A Free Mobile-Friendly Distance Learning Option for ELLs

USA Learns is a free website that is approved for distance learning use and proxy hour collection in Minnesota Adult Education. It has recently been overhauled and is now a mobile-optimized site. USA Learns is suitable for ELLs, from beginning to high-intermediate with very basic digital literacy skills. Read More

ATLAS Pilot Writing Study Circle Applications Due February 1!

ATLAS Pilot Writing Study Circle Applications Due February 1!

ATLAS is pleased to announce a new pilot Writing Study Circle for Adult Education instructors in Minnesota. Participants in this study circle will have the opportunity to dig deeply into some resources related to writing instruction and then implement key strategies with their students. Applications are available now and due by February 1, 2022. Read More

Classroom Resource: The New York Times Learning Network

Classroom Resource: The New York Times Learning Network

The New York Times Learning Network offers a variety of learning activities that are relevant to adult education learners – from reading, writing, and discussion to geography and current events. Consider these resources to supplement your current instruction. Read More

2022 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

2022 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Language & Literacy Institute on January 27-28. If you teach any aspect of language & literacy—at any level—this event is for you! Read More

Northstar & CCRS: Cheers for Collaboration!

Northstar & CCRS: Cheers for Collaboration!

Have you been looking for ready-to-go standards aligned digital literacy lesson plans to support learners in topic areas like Using Email, Internet Basics and Google Docs? Would you like assistance with integrating the College and Career Readiness Standards and computer skills? Check out this webinar summary and recording for ready-to-go resources! Read More

A New, Easy and FREE Opportunity to Network with Colleagues from Around the Nation!

A New, Easy and FREE Opportunity to Network with Colleagues from Around the Nation!

ISTE’s SkillRise Initiative is launching a new free opportunity called Loop to help connect adult educators and workforce development professionals who want to share new ideas and grow their networks. Loop matches professionals within a sector (e.g., adult and workforce learning) with similar interests for optional weekly one-on-one networking calls, and it conveniently runs right out of email inboxes. Read More