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Underrepresentation Curriculum Project (URC)

The URC lessons are created to address underrepresentation of BIPOC folks in science classrooms. The lessons are designed to break down a daunting topic into less daunting instructional steps that other instructors have found to be successful. Each unit comes with detailed lesson plans that teachers can customize to fit the needs of their students.

PBS LearningMedia for Science

PBS LearningMedia provides a suite of resources on a broad variety of topics; from science to social studies, to health and professional development. As an added bonus, educators can search for materials by both subject and grade level, further specifying which resource is best suited for a classroom.

BEETLES Project

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.

Carbon-14 Dating & Half-Life

Carbon-14 dating is a popular topic on the science GED. This resource provides a comprehensive lesson plan that explains the concept of half-life to students, with particular emphasis on how to read and interpret a decay curve graph.

Carbon-14 Dating & Half-Life Lesson

Carbon-14 dating is a popular topic on the science GED. This resource provides a comprehensive lesson plan that explains the concept of half-life to students, with particular emphasis on how to read and interpret a decay curve graph.

National Geographic Education – Earth Structure

This resource provides a series of readings, images, and interactives that focus on the structure of the earth.

TIF 2.0 Lessons

This folder contains new example TIF lesson plans that were updated in 2023 as part of the TIF 2.0 project, using a newly designed lesson plan template. They include ideas for incorporating important topics like DEI (Diversity/Equity/Inclusion) and SEL (Social Emotional Learning), as well as strategies for adapting the lessons to a variety of delivery models.

Next Gen Personal Finance

Next Gen Personal Finance is a nonprofit dedicated to financial literacy, and policy advocacy to bring financial literacy into the middle school or high school classroom. They have excellent content on just about any topic related to financial literacy, including an online Banking Simulator, and usually have effective lessons attached. Many materials are also available for teaching English Language Learners.

PhET – Biology

PhET provides a suite of free, online simulations in a variety of different science disciplines. There are also links to additional resources such as lesson plans and student worksheets. The Natural Selection simulation offers students an opportunity to explore concepts of evolution, natural selection, extinction, and the impact of genetic mutations on a population.

PhET – Physical Science

PhET provides a suite of free, online simulations in a variety of different science disciplines. There are also links to additional resources such as lesson plans and student worksheets. The activities highlighted here are great for HSE (high school equivalency) students interested in biological or physical sciences.

PBS NewsHour Classroom

PBS NewsHour Classroom provides simple, content-specific lessons in the form of current events. Lesson plans typically include a short video, followed by activity suggestions including readings, hands-on activities, and discussion.

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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.

Single Set of Learning Objectives (SSLO) Rubric Used for IET Application Process

When submitting an IET Application, ABE programs complete a grid with four to six Single Set of Learning Objectives (SSLOs) that integrate the three required components of IET; 1) adult basic literacy, 2) workforce preparation, and 3) occupational skills and knowledge. SSLOs will be evaluated by ATLAS staff based on evidence of the required components, clarity and measurable outcomes. View the full rubric to learn more about SSLO criteria.

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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 17, 2024 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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Teaching Reading Vocabulary

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Registration Deadline: WED. 4/17/24 Vocabulary is everyone’s favorite reading component! And helping students master reading vocabulary is a key to helping them master comprehension. But how many words should you teach? And which words are the most important? What strategies are best for helping students learn new words?… Learn More

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April 18, 2024 2:30 pm–4:00 pm
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CCRS Support Webinar (3 of 3): CCRS + TIF = A match made in heaven! 

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Registration Deadline: THU. 4/18/24 The standards for adult education can be confusing – CCRS, TIF, & Northstar, oh my!  They are all important, of course, and we know students need everything, everything, all at once!  Here’s the truth – the standards all interact, all the time.  Join state… Learn More

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April 19, 2024 9:00 am–1:00 pm
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Adult Career Pathways Institute

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Registration Deadline: FRI. 4/19/24 Join ATLAS for a half day, virtual conference on all things Adult Career Pathway! This year’s ACP Institute will feature a welcome from Minnesota ABE Director, Brad Hasskamp. We will introduce Credential Specialists in the areas of Certified Nursing Assistant, Community Interpreter and… Learn More

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