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Upcoming Webinars for Literacy Minnesota’s Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Series!

Upcoming Webinars for Literacy Minnesota’s Equity and Cultural Awareness in Education Series!

This fall Literacy Minnesota is introducing a new series of webinars featuring guest speakers from around Minnesota who will be presenting on topics that are highly relevant to adult education learners, teachers, and volunteers. We’re thrilled to be able to offer these free webinars to all educators and supporters of adult education, and are excited to learn from our featured speakers along with you. Read More

ABE Partners with Dev Ed to Achieve Outstanding Student Outcomes

ABE Partners with Dev Ed to Achieve Outstanding Student Outcomes

ABE practitioners and Minnesota State Developmental Education faculty and staff statewide have joined forces to ensure students in developmental education receive high-quality, integrated instruction to address their learning needs. Learn about best practices and benefit from the experience of highly effective statewide partnerships. Read More

Summer Institute Virtual Poster Sessions Still Available to View

Summer Institute Virtual Poster Sessions Still Available to View

Virtual poster sessions created for Summer Institute are still available to view! There are 28 short videos highlighting a program activity, a fun activity, a how-to, or a classroom best practice. Many of the videos also have links to handouts or other resources. Read More

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys 2022 is now accepting submissions! We encourage you to work with your learners this fall on their Journeys writing submissions and help them complete their entries no later than December 3, 2021. Read More

2021 ABE Support Services Conference

2021 ABE Support Services Conference

SAVE the DATE! SPARC announces the dates for the 2021 ABE Support Services Conference. It will be a virtual conference on November 18 and 19, 2021. Currently SPARC is seeking proposals for the conference. Read More

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

MN ABE Summer Institute 2021

MN ABE Summer Institute 2021

Join your fellow ABE colleagues online August 18-19, 2021 for Minnesota’s virtual ABE Summer Institute. We have a great keynote planned and a tremendous lineup of valuable workshops for you, plus some fun trivia, crafting, bingo, and restorative movement sessions. Registration closes August 11! Read More

Updates on the Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

Updates on the Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

The Teacher Verification Model (TVM) was launched in March as a new option for Minnesota ABE teachers and programs to count proxy hours for asynchronous lessons that have been verified by a TVM certified teacher. Over 70 MN adult educators have now completed TVM certification and others are in process. Read on to learn about the basics of TVM and how you can become TVM certified! Read More

Recorded Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Recorded Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

ABE teachers and tutors have busy schedules, so finding time to attend webinars can be a challenge! Literacy Minnesota has five recorded webinars focusing on remote instruction that can be viewed asynchronously, with accompanying reflection guides which can be submitted for attendance credits that count towards the Foundations of Remote Instruction Certificate and generate CEUs. 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