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Manufacturing Bridge Semester 1

Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the Manufacturing industry. Students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Exploration of manufacturing 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 2

Students improve their reading and writing skills using materials related to the healthcare field. Learning is interactive, including group activities, giving and getting peer feedback, and utilizing evaluation and editing processes to turn rough drafts into improved rewritten drafts. Students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed

Level 1 Interpreter Training Program

Level 1 is an introduction to the terminology used in the Level 2 bridge training called The Community Interpreter (also known in the field as a 40-hour training). Also includes familiarization with technology skills and academic skills that will be used in Level 3 college classes. An additional component is career preparation, including resume development and interview practice. || AUTHOR: Lisa Gibson, Karen Organization of Minnesota

Commercial Driver’s License Exam Prep Course

Students learn the laws, rules and regulations for being a commercial driver. The goal is to pass the state Commercial Driver’s License permit test in order to advance into a career pathway of being a truck or bus driver. || AUTHOR: Elizabeth Harner, SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288

Introduction to Health Careers (Adult Options)

Introduces learners to many and varied entry-level and higher-level healthcare positions and builds basic knowledge and skills relevant to any healthcare work.  Topics include hand washing, infection control, basic living needs for humans, and vital signs.  Also covers body systems.  General job-seeking skills are also developed.  Mymncareers.org is used to develop individualized career plans. || AUTHOR: Steve Gernbacher, Adult Options in Education

Creative Job Search Preparation Classes for ABE Students

Three stand-alone sessions: Getting Ready to Find your Job, Job Applications and Resumes, and Interviewing and Keeping a Job. Materials were designed as a lower literacy version of existing Creative Job Search workshops, to better serve ABE-level participants. The course was designed to be given by a team comprised of Workforce Center staff and ABE teacher. || AUTHOR: Donna McLean, Robbinsdale Area Schools, and Irene Connors, Minnesota WorkForce Center - Bloomington

Advanced Child Development

Focuses on stages of development – infant, toddler, preschool and school-age; literacy development; and early childhood education as a profession – careers, roles and responsibilities, ethics and teamwork.  Emphasis is placed on academic and soft skills necessary for ABE and college success; and students are assisted in discerning their own pathway.  In addition to in-class time, there is a volunteer placement at HeadStart, ECFE, day care center or family day care, allowing students to apply what is learned in the classroom into direction action (optional, highly encouraged). || AUTHOR: Jolee Mosher, St. Paul Public Schools

Building Basics: ESOL Toolkit for General Construction, Landscaping, Painting and Plumbing

Building Basics can be used in a school or community-based program with learners who have expressed a need and desire to learn English in the context of the building trades. The lessons may also be used in instructional settings within the workplace, e.g., contracting or landscaping companies.  Learning activities focus on job-specific vocabulary-building, conversation, workplace skills like schedule-reading, and more. || AUTHOR: Hillary Major, Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center

Practicing Speaking & Listening Skills in English in the Workplace: High-Beginning / Low-Intermediate Level

Develops skills and confidence in English speaking and listening, to improve communication in the current workplace.  Topics include time, giving and receiving instructions, asking for clarification, calling in late or sick, safety, and small talk.  Course was designed for and delivered at BIX Produce Co. || AUTHOR: Mary Ellen Kavanaugh, MORE St. Paul

Numeracy Units: Beginning Level

The Hubbs Center has created a series of Beginning Level Numeracy Units based on real-life applications such as consumerism, temperature, time, health, and work. Find lessons and handouts (in Dropbox folders) under the Numeracy Units link on the main webpage.

Immigrant Story Curriculum for English Language Learners

Immigrant Stories is a digital storytelling and archiving project. This curriculum will allow students to create a 3-5 minute digital story about a personal experience using the Immigrant Stories website (https://immigrantstories.umn.edu/). The curriculum includes everything you need to assign the project: a 4-week schedule, lesson plans, a grading rubric, and student handouts.

Immigrant Story Curriculum for English Language Learners

Immigrant Stories is a digital storytelling and archiving project. This curriculum will allow students to create a 3-5 minute digital story about a personal experience using the Immigrant Stories website (https://immigrantstories.umn.edu/). The curriculum includes everything you need to assign the project: a 4-week schedule, lesson plans, a grading rubric, and student handouts.

NYSED/CUNY CareerKits for HSE and ESL Learners

Not a course, but a resource for use in career pathway courses.  Its goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to make informed choices about their career paths.  Each CareerKit activity fulfills a dual purpose – the acquisition of career information and the development of language, literacy and numeracy skills that support achievement on standardized tests.  Units common across all CareerKits: Analyzing the labor market, Knowing myself, Getting prepared (education and experience), In their own voices (workers’ narratives), Technology and society, Choosing a career/finding a job, and Parenting is a job too. || AUTHOR: CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE/ESL Program

Teaching Immigration with the Immigrant Stories Project

Teaching Immigration with the Immigrant Stories Project contains lessons for grades 8 to adult audiences that help students learn about aspects of United States immigration, past and present, through the personal experiences of immigrants and refugees. The lessons highlight digital stories from the Immigrant Stories collection: brief, original videos made by immigrants and refugees.

Introduction to Child Development

Introduces students to the field of early childhood education and childcare. Students learn about different early childhood settings: centers, schools and family. They learn how to interact with children 0-5 years old and their parents. Major topics include developmental milestones, discipline, nutrition, safety and literacy. Introduces vocabulary, concepts and skills used in early childhood education. Class activities include creating and implementing hands-on activities. Also builds students’ reading, writing, math, and computer skills. || AUTHOR: Laura Rutmanis and Laura Kindig Temali, St. Paul ABE

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What Does It Mean to Be a Refugee?

This video describes the prevalence of global conflict that results in the internal displacement of millions of people due to war, violence and persecution, as well as the difference between an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) and a refugee. This resource is a visually engaging resource to inform ABE practitioners more about refugee populations.

Asian Americans

This is an in-depth documentary on the history and social history of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the U.S. This documentary also provides information on the federal policies that allowed for further immigration of individuals from Asian countries to the U.S., many of whom are served by ABE.

The U.S.-Mexico Migrant Crisis

This news special gives insight to the scope and complexity of migration at the Mexico/U.S. border. This resource can be used by ABE practitioners to better understand the political, social and economic background of a population of learners who we serve in ABE.

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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

June 24, 2021 2:00 pm–3:15 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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TechChat: Using Wakelet in the Virtual Classroom

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Registration Deadline: THU. 6/24/21 Wakelet is a free web-based platform where students and teachers can save, organize and share visually-engaging collections. Wakelet integrates with a growing number of platforms such as: Flipgrid, Google Drive, YouTube, OneDrive and Twitter. Class wakelets are a simple way to share… Learn More

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June 24, 2021 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
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Remote Tutoring 101

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Registration Deadline: THU. 6/24/21 Join Literacy Minnesota Adult Basic Education and ESL trainers for a virtual workshop on how to be an effective tutor from a distance! Learn best practices for connecting and communicating one-on-one with adult learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors… Learn More

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June 28, 2021 8:30 am–11:30 am
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TABE Implementation Training

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Registration Deadline: NONE; please click the Join Webinar link below to join on the day of the webinar. Join Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82764215038?pwd=bUZ6RkpRQjA4VHRRVXhZTmNmTXppZz09 This training provides an overview of TABE 11&12 assessments. It will cover selection and administration of the appropriate TABE test, interpretation of test scores, and… Learn More

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