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Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package

According to the website: "The Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package offers school and district administrators and staff a framework and roadmap for adopting a trauma-sensitive approach school- or districtwide. The Training Package includes a variety of resources for educating school staff about trauma and trauma-sensitive practices and for providing school leaders with a step-by-step process for implementing a universal, trauma-informed approach using package materials."

Minnesota Association of Workforce Boards (MAWB) Website

MAWB represents the cooperative efforts of 16 area workforce development boards across the state. The MAWB website is the go-to online source for regional and local workforce development board plans, WIOA resources, the Governor’s workforce development board, and much more.

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.

Developing Basic Skills Curriculum for an IET: A Guide for the Pathways to Employment Program

This guide provides resources and tools that will help practitioners plan, design, and implement the basic skills component of an IET (Integrated Education and Training) curriculum. Informed by ISAL’s curriculum design for a variety of career pathways.

Career Path Graphics

These two-sided, colored, nicely designed and formatted graphic handouts are excellent examples of materials that illustrate the value of moving along a career path. Eight documents cover careers in construction, education, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, transportation, information technology and agriculture.

USCIS Educator Resource Center

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) maintains a free, online resource center for educators and volunteers who are helping students prepare for citizenship. The comprehensive website has information about the naturalization process, links to supplemental teaching resources, and opportunities for professional development.

Adult Career Pathways Glossary

Confused about Adult Career Pathways and transitions terminology? You're not alone! Check out this handy ACP glossary.

ACES Observation Tools

These observation tools have been developed to make it easier for you to keep track of ACES implementation in your program.

Explicit Instruction Poster

A printable poster of the 4 steps of explicit instruction.

Navigating the CCRS Tools – ELA

This document provides an overview of the tools to support CCRS Implementation.

CCRS Individualized Instruction Planning Tool – for Programs

The CCRS Individualized Instruction Planning Tool is intended to help teachers in one-room school house or other individualized instruction settings plan and document standards-aligned experiences for all students. This document could be used as a teacher planning tool or as a tracking document in a student’s folder.

CCRS Individualized Instruction Planning Tool – Math

The CCRS Individualized Instruction Planning Tool is intended to help teachers in one-room school house or other individualized instruction settings plan and document standards-aligned experiences for all students. This document could be used as a teacher planning tool or as a tracking document in a student’s folder.

Program CCRS Implementation Plan – TEMPLATE

This blank template was designed to help program teams in the CCRS Implementation Cohort expand several key components of standards implementation beyond their cohort participants.

Navigating the CCRS Tools – Math

This document provides an overview of the tools to support CCRS Implementation.

CCRS Individualized Instruction Planning Tool – ELA

The CCRS Individualized Instruction Planning Tool is intended to help teachers in one-room school house or other individualized instruction settings plan and document standards-aligned experiences for all students. This document could be used as a teacher planning tool or as a tracking document in a student’s folder.

WorkForce Center Contacts

Many entities are found under the WorkForce Center (WFC) or One-Stop roof. As you develop relationships at the WFC, this simple tool helps you keep track of the “ who – what – how” of it all. Record and update contact information in grids as you go along.

WIOA Core Partners

This chart defines the basic purpose of Title I Adult & Dislocated Worker Program, Title I Youth Program, Title II Adult Basic Education, Title III Job Service, and Title IV Vocational Rehabilitation Services. In addition, it outlines the potential roles each can take in adult career pathway programs.

Understanding Your Role in a Team

This 56-item team role self-assessment exercise is an easy way to determine which of 8 team roles best fits your personality and operating style. A brief description of each type follows, including typical features, strengths, and allowable weaknesses. Understanding one’s role on a team can improve functioning in complex collaborative projects.

Sample MOU and Infrastructure Costs Toolkit

This Sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from the federal level and accompanying Cost Allocation Analyses for hypothetical local areas may be used as a reference guide or toolkit when developing your own MOU.

Regional and Local Workforce Development Area MN Map

A useful color-coded reference map of Minnesota’s six Regional Workforce Development Areas and the smaller Local Workforce Development Areas within each region.

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ELA CCRS Evaluation & High Value Action Alignment Tool

Use this tool to determine a resource’s (curriculum, text, lesson, book, etc.) level of CCRS alignment and to identify specific high-value actions to improve a resource’s alignment to the CCRS. Use the embedded note sheet to record your thoughts.

CareerForceMN Tools and Resources for ABE Professionals

This document covers important resources for ABE professionals contained on CareerForceMN.com, our state’s career resource site.

Differing Types of Workplace Credentials

This 10-minute video from WorkCred.org breaks down the differences among credentials, certification, certificates, and licenses. There is also a handout from WorkCred.org that breaks down credentials, certification, certificates, and licenses, including how they are awarded, what they indicate, and several examples.

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Presenter Information

Get information about stipends, reimbursements, and other instructions for presenters.

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

December 1, 2022 2:00 pm–3:15 pm
Russ Fraenkel
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ABE-Dev Ed Affinity Group Meeting

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Mark your calendar NOW, for this school year’s online ABE-Dev Ed Affinity Group meetings.  Attendees are provided two meeting options to discuss the same content, allowing for greater practitioner engagement.  The upcoming meeting options are: Thursday, December 1 (2-3:15pm) or Friday, December 2 (10-11:15am) Thursday, January 19 (2-3:15pm) or Friday,… Learn More

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December 1, 2022 2:30 pm–4:00 pm
ATLAS
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Algebra?! Not ALGEBRA! Let’s Make Sense of Math-y Relationships

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Registration Deadline: THU. 12/1/22 Did you know that algebraic reasoning starts in CCRS Level A?! Come experience a routine (Always, Sometimes, Never) that creates space for students to reason mathematically and justify their thinking, while “doing algebra”! In this webinar, you will get to participate in rich math… Learn More

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December 2, 2022 8:30 am–2:45 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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Volunteer Management Conference (VIRTUAL)

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Registration Deadline: THU. 12/1/22  The Volunteer Management Conference (VMC) is a one-day professional development opportunity that brings together Adult Basic Education staff who work with volunteers: coordinators, teachers and managers alike. This year, the conference will be virtual, on Zoom. Some of the topics that will be offered include:… Learn More

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