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May 2021

May 10, 2021 10:00 am – 11:45 am
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Tutoring with Northstar Digital Literacy

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Registration Deadline: MON. 5/10/21 The last year has shown just how vital digital literacy skills are in society. Northstar Digital Literacy provides a wide-range of tools and resources to help learners develop their digital literacy skills. In the webinar, participants will learn: The features of Northstar Digital Literacy How to set up and proctor a Northstar assessment How to access and use the Northstar Proctor Portal How find assessments and learner information How to access the Northstar Online Learning Portal…

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May 12, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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I Hear You! Effective Listening Instruction for English Language Learners

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Registration Deadline: WED. 5/12/21 Come learn how explicit listening instruction builds a foundation for literacy skills and fosters independence for language learners. This workshop will identify authentic learning tasks that English learners encounter daily, try out a variety of listening activities across multiple levels, and discuss which explicit listening strategies are used for each one. Participants will leave with ideas for listening tasks that can be used in remote or in-person instruction.

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May 13, 2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Remote Tutoring 101

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Registration Deadline: THU. 5/13/21 Join Literacy Minnesota Adult Basic Education and ESL trainers for a virtual workshop on how to be an effective tutor from a distance! Learn best practices for connecting and communicating one-on-one with adult learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors and checking comprehension in a virtual setting, and discover language activities that can be done over the phone or on a video call. Can’t wait to “see” you there!

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May 13, 2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Getting Familiar with Zoom

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Registration Deadline: THU. 5/13/21 Are you tutoring learners on Zoom? Are you using Zoom for the first time or looking to refresh your memory on how to use its common features? If so, this training will help you become more confident using Zoom on your own and with your learners! Literacy Minnesota recognizes that using new technology can be challenging and confusing, so we created a concise step-by-step training to address the most useful features of Zoom from the perspective…

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May 14, 2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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LGBTQIA+ Topics in ABE Spaces

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Registration Deadline: FRI. 5/14/21 What do welcoming spaces in adult education look like? How can we make sure LGBTQIA+ learners, volunteers and professionals feel they belong? In this session, ABE professionals in the LGBTQIA+ community will invite participants to reflect on and discuss topics of gender and sexuality in ESL/ABE classrooms and instruction. Participants will brainstorm how to include more queer representation in adult education curricula, program environments and materials. Presenters will provide lesson examples for teaching gender-inclusive language. It…

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May 18, 2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Getting Familiar with Google Meet

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 5/18/21 Are you tutoring or teaching ABE learners on Meet? Are you using Meet for the first time or looking to refresh your memory using its common features? If so, this training will help you become more confident using the platform on your own and with your learners! Literacy Minnesota recognizes that using new technology can be challenging and confusing, so we created a concise step-by-step training to address the most valuable features of Google Meet from…

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May 18, 2021 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Smashing the Model Minority Myth through a Celebration with Minnesota AAPI Leaders

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 5/18/21 Join Literacy Minnesota and special guests for a Zoom celebration of Asian-American and Pacific Islander lives in Minnesota! Come and learn about AAPI representation in education and the arts from Dr. Rose Chu, Senior Policy Fellow at MNEEP and Professor Emerita at Metro State; politics and policy from State House Representative Samantha Vang; diversity and equity in volunteerism from Wendy Vang Roberts, Training Manager at MAVA; and local organizing from MK Nguyen from St. Paul Promise…

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May 19, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices for Adult Learners

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Registration Deadline: WED. 5/19/21 Trauma and chronic stress can come in many forms, and impact people’s ability to learn new skills and process information in a variety of different ways. In this webinar, learn how stress and trauma can manifest in the classroom, and learn about trauma-informed teaching practices that can help to support positive learning behaviors and increase retention and learner comfort.

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May 24, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Developing and Practicing Reading Fluency

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Registration Deadline: MON. 5/24/21 Come and review the important role of fluency in reading instruction. We will discuss the three key components of reading fluency and look at a variety of activities tutors and teachers can try. We will talk about the mechanics of doing fluency practice via Zoom, Google Meet, Teams or any other remote tutoring tool (including the phone!). Participants will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share resources.

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May 25, 2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Getting Familiar with Zoom

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 5/25/21 Are you tutoring learners on Zoom? Are you using Zoom for the first time or looking to refresh your memory on how to use its common features? If so, this training will help you become more confident using Zoom on your own and with your learners! Literacy Minnesota recognizes that using new technology can be challenging and confusing, so we created a concise step-by-step training to address the most useful features of Zoom from the perspective…

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May 25, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Remote Tutoring 101

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 5/25/21 Join Literacy Minnesota Adult Basic Education and ESL trainers for a virtual workshop on how to be an effective tutor from a distance! Learn best practices for connecting and communicating one-on-one with adult learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors and checking comprehension in a virtual setting, and discover language activities that can be done over the phone or on a video call. Can’t wait to “see” you there!

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May 27, 2021 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
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TechChat: Using Padlet in the Virtual Classroom

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Registration Deadline: THU. 5/27/21  Padlet is a web-based digital application where students and teachers and collaborate, share notes, pictures, links, and documents synchronously or asynchronously. It provides an easy and effective way for learners to do group work or work individually. Since it is compatible with a variety of devices, it makes it an efficient way to keep class notes, do projects, and group assignments. Please join ABE teacher Rallou Rice for an overview of Padlet. She will talk about how she…

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June 2021

June 1, 2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Getting Familiar with Google Meet

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 6/1/21 Are you tutoring or teaching ABE learners on Meet? Are you using Meet for the first time or looking to refresh your memory using its common features? If so, this training will help you become more confident using the platform on your own and with your learners! Literacy Minnesota recognizes that using new technology can be challenging and confusing, so we created a concise step-by-step training to address the most valuable features of Google Meet from…

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June 3, 2021 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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Comprehension Strategies for Intermediate-Level Readers

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Registration Deadline: THU. 6/3/21 Research shows that explicitly teaching a set of comprehension strategies is a great way to help intermediate-level readers maximize their understanding of texts. Come learn a handful of great comprehension tools that will help students develop critical thinking skills and comprehension skills.

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June 14, 2021 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Cultural Perspectives for Diverse Adult Learners

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Registration Deadline: MON. 6/14/21 Anaïs Nin, author of Little Birds, was quoted as saying, “We don’t see people as they are.” Cultural differences can promote diversity in thought and enrichment in a learning environment. These differences can also serve as barriers to student success which is the antithesis of what ought to occur in educational communities. This presentation will cover topics ranging from cultural perspectives and cultural humility to implicit bias in Adult Basic Education. Participants will explore cultural perspectives and…

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June 15, 2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Getting Familiar with Google Meet

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 6/15/21 Are you tutoring or teaching ABE learners on Meet? Are you using Meet for the first time or looking to refresh your memory using its common features? If so, this training will help you become more confident using the platform on your own and with your learners! Literacy Minnesota recognizes that using new technology can be challenging and confusing, so we created a concise step-by-step training to address the most valuable features of Google Meet from…

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June 29, 2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Getting Familiar with Google Meet

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 6/29/21 Are you tutoring or teaching ABE learners on Meet? Are you using Meet for the first time or looking to refresh your memory using its common features? If so, this training will help you become more confident using the platform on your own and with your learners! Literacy Minnesota recognizes that using new technology can be challenging and confusing, so we created a concise step-by-step training to address the most valuable features of Google Meet from…

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