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Resources for Exploring Tech Careers

Resources for Exploring Tech Careers

April is Technology Month! Did you know that employment in information technology (IT) occupations is projected to grow 10.5% between 2018 and 2028 in Minnesota? Discover a trove of helpful resources dedicated to helping our adult learners prepare for and explore technology careers. Read More

New Spring Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

New Spring Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Spring is a wonderful time to grow your teaching skills and your knowledge of adult learners! Join a wide network of volunteers and teachers for free professional development webinars from Literacy Minnesota. Read More

Cultural Competency Resources for Adult Education

Cultural Competency Resources for Adult Education

ATLAS's online Cultural Competency resource library has been gradually expanding since its launch in October 2020. Check out some of the newest updates and recommended resources from this growing collection! Read More

What Seems to Be the Problem?

What Seems to Be the Problem?

Robert Kaplinsky's website is a treasure trove of free resources for building problem solving and critical thinking skills. His Problem Solving Framework is a simple, but powerful, tool that could be used in any ABE classroom. Read on for ideas about how you could be using it today. Read More

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Upcoming Relicensure Training

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Upcoming Relicensure Training

ATLAS is pleased to offer a growing number of resources for members of the ABE field to increase their cultural competency, including a 2-part, PELSB-approved training in April that meets the new Cultural Competency relicensure requirements. Here’s a quick list of training options and resources; stay posted because more are on the way! Read More

Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

In response to an expressed need for online phonics, syllabication, and morpheme lessons for adults, ATLAS has created screen-shareable slide sets (or lessons) for remotely teaching decoding of compound, suffixed, and prefixed words with ABE Intermediate or Advanced ESL readers. Several new slide sets have been added, so check them out! Read More

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

100,000 Minnesotans live with a disability due to brain injury. In Minnesota, falls are the leading cause of brain injury. Approximately one in four adults with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is unable to return to work one year after injury. Read More

Outstanding Refugee Awards

Outstanding Refugee Awards

Recognize and celebrate the contributions of colleagues, neighbors, and co-workers, who originally came to the U.S. with refugee status, who are now making our communities better for all of us! Read More

Custom Edmentum Courses for Adult Diploma

Custom Edmentum Courses for Adult Diploma

The adult diploma Edmentum custom courses are updated! In addition to updating to non-Flash, each course was reviewed to ensure it still meets the ADP competencies. While the courses were designed for adult diploma students, they are a great resource for any students wanting to delve more deeply into science and social studies – whether it’s for GED, college prep, or just because they are interested in the subject.  Read More

Storyline Online: Not Just for Kids!

Storyline Online: Not Just for Kids!

Read this ESL teacher’s story about using an online video library as the anchor for her weekly lessons. "Using Storyline Online as my lesson anchor makes our reading journey interesting, enjoyable, valuable, and is preparing my students and their children for school and life success!" Read More