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Borrowing/Carrying –> Regrouping

Participants in this workout learn to teach strategies that support conceptual understanding of place value instead of the algorithm.

Let’s Talk About Dots!

Participants in this workout identify a low-risk strategy for students to see math as patterns and practice speaking about patterns,articulate ways to encourage student sharing around math topics, and consider the creativity present in math.

Why Before How

Teachers can use this book to build the concept of place value, encourage students to consider multiple methods for solving problems, and build real understanding of the meaning behind addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division paving the way to beginning algebra.

Instructional Strategies for Counting

These three blog posts from an elementary math coach describe instructional strategies around basic counting that may be useful for some ABE teachers addressing very basic numeracy.

Fluency Without Fear

Turns out memorization, timed tests and flash cards are not the most effective ways to learn math facts! This article from Jo Boaler addresses developing students' fluency with math facts (such as times tables), including confidence and how some common approaches to math facts can be related to anxiety and loss of perseverance.

22? 30? 50? 100?

A teacher of children blogs about a challenging experience working with a student learning to count. An ABE teacher of basic numeracy may find many suggestions in the comments of this blog entry very useful.

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FAQs: ACP, IET and Workplace Literacy

What is an adult career pathway (ACP)? What is Integrated Education & Training (IET)? What is Workplace Literacy? Find answers to these questions here!

FAQs: Distance Learning

What is distance learning? What is the Teacher Verification Model (TVM), and where can I learn more? Who can I contact with questions about DL policies, platforms, PD and technology? Learn answers to these questions and more here!

Minnesota State Requirements for GED®

Get information on the eligibility requirements for taking the GED® Exam in Minnesota, including age, residency, test preparation and instruction, practice testing, and more.

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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.

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Edmentum Exact Path New User & Refresher Training

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Registration Deadline: MON. 10/2/23 This training will provide an overview of using Exact Path for individualized remediation. This tool, which is a feature within Edmentum Courseware, can help teachers “fill the gaps” that adult learners may have in reading, language arts, and math. It… Learn More

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 10/3/23 Register now for a virtual CASAS Implementation Training! Join your state trainers virtually for a CASAS Implementation training on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. This training provides an overview of the approved CASAS tests. It will cover selection and administration… Learn More

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Core Training Module 1: Overview of Minnesota Adult Education and Program Accountability

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 10/3/23 Participants learn about Adult Basic Education programming in Minnesota, demographics of learners, instructional content standards as well as initial and on-going assessment. This session wraps up with learner motivations, barriers and persistence. Learn More

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