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It’s Time for Spring Training!

It’s Time for Spring Training!

The temperatures are warming up and the snow is melting. Spring is just around the corner (we hope!), so it must be time for spring training! The assessment training team has a couple of CASAS trainings scheduled to help your staff update their training. Read More

U + Windows Key for Better Computer Accessibility

U + Windows Key for Better Computer Accessibility

Windows has always had features built into it but for those who don’t use them, we often forget about them. Simply pressing the letter U and the Windows Key simultaneously automatically opens the Accessibility Menu, offering an array of helpful options. Read More

Embedded Teaching: Application in a Science Lesson (Part 2)

Embedded Teaching: Application in a Science Lesson (Part 2)

This article, which wraps up a 2-part series, provides examples of Embedded Teaching activities in a lesson developed by Nature for New Minnesotans to introduce the concepts of weather and climate to adult English language learners. Read More

Anxiety

Anxiety

Your heart is racing, you’ve broken out in a sweat, your muscles are tense, your mind is racing and you’re having difficulty concentrating. Yikes! When anxiety hits, what do you do? How do you know that’s what this is? When is it time to reach out for help? What can you do to help your students who are anxious and stressed? Read More

Attention Teachers of Low-Literacy Adult ESL Students!

Attention Teachers of Low-Literacy Adult ESL Students!

Do you teach ESL to adult students with little or no literacy in their primary languages? At ATLAS, we are planning to do focused professional development (PD) in the coming year for teachers like you, and we would like some input on what instructors in your context could really use to make your teaching life easier. Read More

Embedded Teaching: A Socio-Cultural Approach to Language Learning Through Science

Embedded Teaching: A Socio-Cultural Approach to Language Learning Through Science

This article introduces the concept of embedded teaching and argues for its use in ABE classrooms focused on building language and science knowledge. This is part one of a two-part series of articles that highlight the Nature for New Minnesotans program. Read More

PANDA Courses Now On Canvas!

PANDA Courses Now On Canvas!

PANDA’s free courses are now available on the online Canvas platform. We’re excited to have you experience our classes on this new, easy-to-use format! Read on for a description of our courses and how to access them on Canvas. Read More

Teaching Numeracy to Adults

Teaching Numeracy to Adults

Don't miss the upcoming Teaching Numeracy to Adults cohort! As previous participants have said, “This cohort really taught me the importance of going beyond just teaching a skill.” "[T]his course teaches more than just math; [it] teaches numeracy. How we use numeracy in our lives and how it impacts all of us…this course teaches strategies and concepts that make math way less scary." Read More

Empowering New Americans in Healthcare: The International Institute of Minnesota’s Medical Career Navigation

Empowering New Americans in Healthcare: The International Institute of Minnesota’s Medical Career Navigation

The healthcare industry remains a cornerstone of society; however, for many immigrants and refugees arriving in the United States, accessing and navigating the complex landscape of healthcare careers can be daunting. The International Institute of Minnesota (IIMN) has tailored the Medical Career Pathway to specifically meet the unique needs of these individuals. Read More

Northstar Adds New Features, Resources, and Spanish Translations

Northstar Adds New Features, Resources, and Spanish Translations

Proactively meeting learner needs for digital literacy skills continues to become ever more central to our work as educators, given the continued expansion of the online world into every facet of life. Northstar Digital Literacy continues to innovate and develop new features to assist teachers and students. Read More