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Metro South Employability Skills Resource Collection

This excellent collection of resources was put together by Alison Wilcox and Metro South ABE. It contains videos that help students to understand what is meant by the terms "soft skills" and "transferable skills." It also contains links to other resources, such as a transferable skills checklist, a skills inventory, and a list of verbs that can be used for resumes.

JobScout

JobScout is a free online learning platform designed to help users learn basic internet skills that they need to find a job. The website is designed for native English speakers, but with support, is appropriate for high intermediate and advanced English language learners.

Our School Garden

This project-based unit of instruction leads students through a process of writing, filming, editing, and showcasing their own videos about a community garden they have tended all summer.

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

This website offers resources for understanding and teaching prewriting, outlining, paragraphing, quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, avoiding plagiarism, and many other writing skills for students at grade levels 7-12.

Community Writing and Education Station (CWEST)

Provides resources for ABE and ESL students involved in job search. The topics include reading and using job ads, filling out job applications, writing resumes, cover letters, thank yous, and preparing for interviews.

An Excellent Lesson for Long Division

This blog post offers some important aspects to consider in how we teach long division to our students. How does place value play a role in long division, and how do I teach long division so my students strengthen that understanding? The post includes video, a word problem, and a lesson plan that you could use tomorrow!

Reading Skills for Healthcare Workers – ESL

A free online Career Pathway literacy curriculum based on CNA and general healthcare content, including 175 selections for intermediate-level readers between 5.5 and 8.5 grade levels.

Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways

This suite of resources, which includes an issue brief, an interactive, self-paced, online module, and a practice-oriented companion resource, offers tools, practical ideas, and hands-on strategies for educators who help adult ELLs in preparing for work or training in career pathways.

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.

Eslflow.com

This website contains free downloadable handouts on a wide variety of ESL topics, including Business English, English for Tourism, and jobs and careers.

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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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

October 25, 2021 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
ATLAS
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ABE Foundations at a Distance Webinar (3 consecutive dates)

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Registration Deadline: SEE BELOW Due to the virtual Summer Institute conference this year, we were unable to hold the in-person ABE Foundations Workshop, but the online course is a great option for those new to ABE! It’s a lot of information, and we recognize that having the in-person… Learn More

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October 25, 2021 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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Becoming More Culturally Responsive in Rural and Metro Communities

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Registration Deadline: MON. 10/25/21 What are the keys to developing cultural responsiveness and cultural competency? Learn how to identify and be culturally responsive to meaningful cultural differences so that you can make instruction more relevant to learners in adult classrooms. Learn More

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October 26, 2021 9:00 am–11:30 am
Jess Niebuhr
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Convening Focused on College Partnerships

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 10/26/21 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is hosting a convening focused on college partnerships and creating a pathway for underserved learners into college programs. The convening will provide information on college processes, credit for prior learning, as well as be an opportunity for you to… Learn More

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