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The BEETLEs project is an excellent resource for activities, lessons, and curriculum that explore the natural world. Designed for K-12 and informal science spaces, content focuses on the natural world and how humans understand it.

Custodian Preparation

This course works with students to gain familiarity with vocabulary and concepts related to cleaning school buildings. Students will also work on skills related to reading and math in a custodial context. Student activities include online activities with Nearpod, Edpuzzle, and G Suite (Forms, Docs). || AUTHOR: Paula Freiermuth, Osseo ABE

Bridge to Healthcare Careers

This is a four-week introductory course on healthcare careers that teaches the occupational and employability skills required for students to take and successfully pass the Minnesota Individual Personal Care Assistance (PCA) and Community First Services and Supports (CFSS) test. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to practice their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as digital literacy skills. || AUTHOR: Reneé Kostner, Lakeville Area Schools

Professional Leadership

This 12-week course helps New Americans who have work experience in the U.S. gain the skills they need to move into leadership roles.  Through class discussion and collaborative learning, students will learn leadership styles, effective feedback, techniques for training employees, networking skills, how to write a resume and computer skills. || AUTHOR: Lynn Thompson and Kate Carter, International Institute of Minnesota

Child Development Associate (CDA)

This is an 8-month class that includes 120 formal classroom hours needed for certification  that allows students to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification to prepare for  work as an early childcare assistant in a childcare center or preschool setting.  Students may need  assistance to be placed in an early childhood center to begin the 480  hours of the required volunteer experience for certification. || AUTHOR: Alison Wilcox and Lori Irene, Metro South ABE

Google Apps for Education

This course is intended for students who have minimum computer skills and experience. Students will learn the features of Google Workspace including basic computer terminology, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Slides and Google Docs. Students will also learn about the Windows 10 operating system. || AUTHOR: Joyce Evenski, Glacial Lakes ABE

Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist

This course is intended for revenue cycle staff with responsibilities in patient access, billing, account resolution, denial management, collections, cash posting, customer service, and self-pay collections. The course focuses on knowledge required in revenue cycle functional areas including registration (front desk), billing, and credit and collections. || AUTHOR: Dr. Heather Rickgarn, for SW ABE

Pathway to Statistics

Pathway to Statistics is a co-requisite support for students in a Statistics course at Central Lakes College. Topics discussed include displaying and describing data, the normal curve, regression, probability, statistical inference, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests with applications in the real world. Students also have the opportunity to analyze data sets using technology. || AUTHOR: Erica Henke, Brainerd ABE

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

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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

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September 29, 2023 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Math Institute 2023 Virtual Conference


Registration Deadline: FRI. 9/29/23  If you require ASL Interpretation, please contact Gail Rutan @ Math Institute 2023 will feature a morning keynote and workshop by Heather Buskirk, Director of Professional Learning for Citizen Math, as well as afternoon concurrent sessions. The overarching… Learn More

September 29, 2023 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota

Understanding and Interrupting Microaggressions


Registration Deadline: FRI. 9/29/23 This class will expose how institutional racism and stereotypes can lead to microaggressions. The session will provide learners with a framework for understanding, identifying and disrupting microaggressions. Participants will be introduced to the various types of microaggressions and how to use interventions to promote… Learn More

October 2, 2023 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota

Edmentum Exact Path New User & Refresher Training


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