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How to Use Interesting Photos to Help Students Become Better Writers

Two teachers explain their routine for English language learners to use “What’s Going On in This Picture?” from The New York Times. This routine helps students learn how to create a claim and support that claim with evidence found in a photograph. They also engage in academic conversations that stimulate academic vocabulary development and critical thinking skills.

The 3 R’s: Reaping the Rewards of Routines

Participants in this workout will establish a learner routine that aligns to one or more CCR standards. This workout includes looking at some videos about instructional routines on the Teaching Channel website.

The Value of Reading Instructional Routines

This PDF resource describes the value of instructional routines, recognizes their variability, and provides a model for regular, intentional, and effective lessons.

Sample STAR Instructional Routines

This PDF resource offers nine STAR instructional routines collected from experienced STAR teachers across Minnesota. Each unique routine provides a snapshot of “what STAR looks like” and may offer new or different ideas for scheduling STAR classes and integrating, grouping, and moving STAR students.

Alphabetics Instruction for STAR/EBRI Volunteers

This handout describes what STAR/EBRI volunteers need to know about evidence-based and explicit alphabetics instruction. It also provides a routine for teaching the English letter-sound-syllable patterns that will help students read and spell words alone and in text.

Visible Thinking

Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. This website provides a convenient way to learn about Visible Thinking as well as thorough descriptions of the ideals, routines and activities that were developed from research in K-12 schools.

Talking Politics: Valuing Different Perspectives

This video from Edutopia demonstrates how high school students learn how to share and listen to opposing beliefs with empathy in the classroom.

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Community Interpreter Credential

Resources related to Community Interpreter have been collected by an ATLAS Credential Specialist experienced in this field. The PDF includes information on the credential including testing, ABE and non-ABE providers that offer training, curriculum links, potential participants, Minnesota wage and outlook information and additional certifications on this career pathway.

Certified Nursing Assistant Credential

Resources related to Certified Nursing Assistant have been collected by an ATLAS Credential Specialist experienced in this field. The PDF includes information on the credential including testing, ABE and non-ABE providers that offer training, curriculum links, potential participants, Minnesota wage and outlook information and additional certifications on this career pathway.

Food Protection Manager Credential

Resources related to Food Protection Manager have been collected by an ATLAS Credential Specialist experienced in this field. The PDF includes information on the credential including testing, ABE and non-ABE providers that offer training, curriculum links, potential participants, Minnesota wage and outlook information and additional certifications on this career pathway.

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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

April 23, 2024 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
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Administrator Webinar: Leading ABE Programs with a Trauma-Informed Lens

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 4/23/24 As leaders of ABE programs, coordinators and administrators can do much to create organizations and learning environments that are trauma-informed and healing-centered. In this webinar, join Lucille Rosario, a nationally-known social worker and educator, as she walks us through how leaders can directly impact… Learn More

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April 23, 2024 12:30 pm–1:15 pm
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Burlington English Lunch and Learn: Strategies to Teach to a Multi-Level Classroom

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 4/23/24 In this session, we will explore the challenges and advantages of teaching a multi-level classroom, share ideas on how to overcome these challenges, and brainstorm other strategies that we can use in the classroom.  NOTE: Attendees must have current login credentials… Learn More

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April 23, 2024 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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Developing and Practicing Reading Fluency

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 4/23/24 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… Learn More

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