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Climate Generation

Climate Generation offers a suite of Grades 3-12 curriculum resources in the form of curriculum guides, as well as online modules that can be downloaded for free. All of these resources are standards-based and interdisciplinary. In addition, there are lessons focusing on energy use and those using polar expedition journals documenting climate change in the arctic.

Adult ELL Pathway to Literacy

Find the Adult ELL Pathway to Literacy curriculum and online assessment tools here. These resources were developed by a team of literacy level teachers, and piloted with in-person and online classes of literacy level learners.

Arlington Education and Employment Program

This site has extensive resources for teachers and learners, including a full life skills-based curriculum, interactive story links for beginners, and collections of links on a variety of topics including typing, pronunciation, and citizenship.

BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental Readers

Find readers and accompanying course packets written specifically for adults. The six levels of readers range from low beginner to the equivalent of grade 9 in the K-12 system. Use the readers and course packets online, or download them as PDFs.

Beyond Citizenship: True Stories for the Civics Class

These true stories allow students to benefit from other students’ experiences by using the approach of using real life situations as material in the classroom. Each story is accompanied by pre-reading questions, new vocabulary, and post-reading activities to assist students in applying the situation in the story to their own life experiences.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

This course will prepare learners to take the Personal Care Assistance (PCA) and Community First Supports and Services (CFSS) Test. Students will become familiar with the types of jobs that Personal Care Assistants get hired for and typical job duties. Students will have the opportunity to earn a CPR/First Aid certification. || AUTHOR: Brigid Tully, Ed.D, Metro South ABE

Office Support – Bridge Course

This bridge course will prepare students for a front desk/customer service position.  Students will learn personal communication skills, practice digital literacy skills, the basics of appointment scheduling and other office skills such as time management and teamwork. || AUTHOR: Deb Sandvig, Metro South ABE

Career and College Success

This course introduces students to career and college exploration. It integrates instruction of soft skills needed for successful entry into career and/or college. It also integrates digital literacy and introduces students to Northstar Digital Website. Students work toward a goal of completion of Northstar Digital Certification. || AUTHOR: Rallou Rice, Metro North

Save the Food! A Food Waste Prevention Course

This resource provides five lesson plans and resources regarding preventing food waste. Wasted food costs money and harms the environment. This course explains basic concepts of food waste prevention and provides easy tips for students to follow, while offering useful and relevant English language exercises, money-saving tips, and skills for being a thoughtful citizen.

Total Physical Response (TPR): A Curriculum for Adults

Learn about the "how" and "why" of using TPR in the classroom and explore a lesson routine that can be used for a wide variety of TPR topics. A great resource for teachers who are new to incorporating TPR into their lessons.

Early Childhood Education Bridge Semester 2

Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the early childhood education field. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed

Manufacturing Bridge Semester 2

Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the Manufacturing industry. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. Upon completion, students earn college credit for Machining Processes I course and NIMS Material, Measurement & Safety industry credential. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics (TDL) Bridge Semester 1

Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the TDL industry. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Exploration of TDL career options is incorporated into personalized career plans.  Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed

Culinary / Restaurant Management Bridge Semester 1

Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the culinary / restaurant management industry. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Exploration of culinary / restaurant management career options is incorporated into personalized career plans.  Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed

Information Technology Bridge Semester 1

Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the information technology field. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Exploration of information technology career options is incorporated into personalized career plans.  Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed

Early Childhood Education Bridge Semester 1

Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the early childhood education field. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Exploration of early childhood education career options is incorporated into personalized career plans.  Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed

Healthcare Bridge Semester 1

Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the healthcare field. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Exploration of healthcare career options is incorporated into personalized career plans.  Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics (TDL) Bridge Semester 2

Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics industry. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed

Culinary / Restaurant Management Bridge Semester 2

Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the culinary / restaurant management industry. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. The course can be run concurrently with a college-level credit course in culinary arts: Introduction to Food Service. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed

Information Technology Bridge Semester 2

Students improve their reading and writing skills using materials related to the information technology field. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. The course can be run concurrently with a college-level credit course such as Computer Information Systems 101. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed

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Climate Generation

Climate Generation offers a suite of Grades 3-12 curriculum resources in the form of curriculum guides, as well as online modules that can be downloaded for free. All of these resources are standards-based and interdisciplinary. In addition, there are lessons focusing on energy use and those using polar expedition journals documenting climate change in the arctic.

Science News for Students

Science News for Students publishes stories about recent research and current events across the full breadth of STEM fields. Power Words are defined at the end of each article.

The Biology Corner

The Biology Corner is a resource site for introductory to more advanced levels in biology. Student handouts, quizzes, and PowerPoint presentations reinforce science concepts. Simple lab investigations give students the opportunity to observe, collect and analyze data, and draw conclusions, all skills for scientific thinking.

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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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