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NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment

The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment is a self-guided, online set of assessments that show an individual’s ability to perform basic computer skills in seven skill area areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows OS/Mac OS, Email, Word Processing (using Microsoft Word), Social Media, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Ventures Online Activities

This website provides free online activities to supplement the Ventures Series. Learners can practice grammar and vocabulary activities that support align with the units in the Ventures student books.

Learning Chocolate

This learner-based website contains lists of technology-based vocabulary words that learners can listen to, then check their understanding with matching, fill-in-the-blank, and dictation games.

LINCS ESL Pro Module 2: Integrating Digital Literacy into Adult English Language Instruction

This self-paced professional development module from LINCS is designed for teachers and administrators interested in integrating digital literacy in their classes and programs for adult English Language Learners.

GCF LearnFree.org

Through videos, basic readings, and step-by-step instructions, users can learn about using web browsers, email, navigating Windows 10 and OS X, and staying safe online.

DigitalLearn

This site is a collection of self-directed tutorials for users to increase their digital literacy. Modules are video-based with narration, 6 to 22 minutes long, written at the fourth grade reading level.

CTEP Digital Homeroom

This website contains extensive vocabulary lists along with videos and interactive lessons on computer basics, Microsoft Word, email and internet at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

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How to Be a Successful Online Student

ESL instructor Dan Bruski describes how he led his low-intermediate ESL students through a project-based learning activity around composing a list of rules and expectations for their online class. The culmination of the lesson was the creation of a video on "How to be a successful online student," which has an authentic use for orienting new students.

Integrated Education and Training Design Toolkit (Initial Release)

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) supported development of this Integrated Education and Training (IET) Toolkit to assist state and local adult education staff to plan, design, implement, and evaluate effective IET programs that are responsive to state and local labor market demands and fulfill the requirements…

ABE Acronyms

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is chock-full is acronyms! There’s one right there! But fear not; we have compiled this list of the most common acronyms that apply to Minnesota Adult Education and/or our learners. ABE Acronyms…

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MN ABE YouTube Channel

The MN ABE YouTube Channel is a free online PD resource that you can use to explore teaching techniques and classroom ideas in action! Find out more in this MN ABE Connect newsletter article.

Upcoming ABE Events

December 8, 2021 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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Making the Most of Your Edmentum Courseware

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Registration Deadline: WED. 12/8/21 This session is for experienced Edmentum Courseware users who would like to learn about new features and strategies for making the most effective use of the system. Learn More

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December 8, 2021 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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Volunteer Foundations Training – Core Training Module 2: Understanding Adult Learners

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Registration Deadline: WED. 12/8/21 Participants develop their personal cultural awareness and learn how expectations around school culture shape how people teach and learn. Motivations and barriers to learning are also covered, as well as guiding principles for effectively delivering instruction to adults. Participants also increase their sensitivity to… Learn More

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December 9, 2021 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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Volunteer Foundations Training – Core Training Module 2: Understanding Adult Learners

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Registration Deadline: THU. 12/9/21 Participants develop their personal cultural awareness and learn how expectations around school culture shape how people teach and learn. Motivations and barriers to learning are also covered, as well as guiding principles for effectively delivering instruction to adults. Participants also increase their sensitivity to… Learn More

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