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Teaching with Current Events in Your Classroom

The Current Events Teacher Checklist from Facing History and Ourselves provides a step-by-step guide for teachers looking to incorporate reading and discussion about current events into their classroom. This website also offers a variety of accompanying activity suggestions and a moderated list of online news sources. Appropriate for intermediate level ESL and up.

Rational Number Project: Fraction Operations and Initial Decimal Ideas

Free lessons from the Rational Number Project about fraction concepts: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Understanding of decimals is introduced as well. Teacher's guide, worksheets and colored fraction templates included. These resources help develop conceptual understanding.

Rational Number Project: Initial Fraction Ideas

Free lessons about fractions: concept, equivalencies, ordering, adding and subtracting. Teacher's guide, worksheets and colored fraction templates included. These resources help develop conceptual understanding.

Jobs

This CCRS Level B ELA Lesson/Unit Plan focuses on students learning about different jobs in the US, along with the skills, requirements and benefits that come with them. This plan was originally completed by a participant in the 2017/18 CCRS Implementation Cohort.

Health

This CCRS Level B ELA Lesson/Unit Plan focuses on students reading key health and medical language on over-the-counter medication with the goal of identifying appropriate treatments for everyday ailments. This plan was originally completed by a participant in the 2017/18 CCRS Implementation Cohort.

Success

This CCRS Level B/C ELA Lesson/Unit Plan focuses on students building listening comprehension, discussion, and writing skills on the academic topic of success. This plan was originally completed by a participant in the 2017/18 CCRS Implementation Cohort.

Birth Order and Characterization

This CCRS Level C ELA Lesson/Unit Plan focuses on helping students to discover how birth order affects personality and behavior. This plan was originally completed by a participant in the 2017/18 CCRS Implementation Cohort.

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Spring 2020 Webinars

On this Google document, you will find a list of informal Virtual Coffee Breaks and more formal webinars provided by ATLAS, in conjunction with our MN Adult Education Support Network colleagues, during spring 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the move from face-to-face teaching and professional development to online delivery. Included are links to the notes taken during the Virtual Coffee Breaks, as well as links to recordings of the more formal webinars.

Distance Learning in Adult Career Pathways – Webinar

Fifth in a series of five 2019-20 Minnesota ABE webinars on adult career pathways. MN Department of Education staff and ABE professionals from across the state describe a variety of strategies for delivering adult career pathway (ACP) courses with distance or hybrid learning.

Developing a Single Set of Shared Learning Objectives for Integrated Education and Training – Webinar and Worksheet

An introduction to the elements needed for successful team teaching and, specifically, the development of a single set of integrated learning objectives to guide instruction. IET administrators, ESL instructors and workforce training (CTE) teachers explore approaches and strategies for the planning and successful implementation of integrated programs.

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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

June 9, 2020 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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Remote Tutoring 101

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Registration Deadline: TUES. 6/9/20 Join Literacy Minnesota ABE 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 learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors and giving feedback… Learn More

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June 11, 2020 10:00 am–11:00 am
Literacy Minnesota
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Using Zoom to Practice Reading Fluency

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Registration Deadline: THU. 6/11/20 Come explore ways to use Zoom to help students practice their reading fluency. We will provide an overview of the features of Zoom and discuss how you can use them to maximize instruction. We will also review the role of fluency in reading… Learn More

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June 16, 2020 10:00 am–11:15 am
Literacy Minnesota
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Using WhatsApp to Teach Conversation to Adult ESL Learners

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Registration Deadline: TUES. 6/16/20 Schools may be closed, but the learning hasn’t stopped! Adult ESL teachers and tutors are finding creative ways to help learners continue to develop their English skills. In this webinar, learn about the phone app WhatsApp, and explore its advantages and limitations as… Learn More

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