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Translanguaging as an Antiracist Practice

In this recorded webinar, Minnesota adult English teacher Cydnee Sanders and Hamline University Professor Betsy Parrish define translanguaging and give tangible examples teachers can try in their classrooms. There are examples of vocabulary, reading and writing activities, plus some other things to consider in your classroom such as what to do if there is only one speaker of a language.

Benefits of Language and Accent Diversity Among ABE Teachers and Volunteers

Minnesota Adult Education community members Justyna Sparrow and Andrea Echelberger bring us a session on the numerous benefits of having teachers and volunteers who did not grow up with English as a home language. They also discuss how we can support, advocate and retain teachers with diverse languages and accents which is so important in progressing equity within our schools.

Designing IET Programs: The Single Set of Learning Objectives

Join us to explore approaches and strategies for the planning integrated education and training programs! This webinar will focus on an overview of the IET design process and creating standards-based IET curricula with a Single Set of Learning Objectives (SSLO). Guest presenters KayLynn Hamilton, M.Ed. and Blaire Willson Toso, Ph.D. will guide us through the process of creating SSLOs for your IET.

IET Webinars – MN Adult Education

This playlist on the MN Adult Education YouTube channel houses a variety of webinars related to Integrated Education & Training (IET).

My SSLO Story

SSLOs - that irksome but oh-so-important Single Set of Learning Objectives - emerge in programs in their own way! Join us to hear about various programs' SSLO journeys, and how they finally landed on SSLOs worthy of the great teaching and learning happening at their sites. Panelists include ABE colleagues from Moose Lake DOC, Sauk Rapids (Hillside Adult Education), and the International Institute.

Planning for Your IET Roadtrip: Real Talk about SSLOs

Ever driven with your family across the country? Did you have that “Ok, here’s how it’s gonna be, kids…” pre-road trip family meeting? In this session, we apply the same principle to planning for an IET. Join us as we get real about the perceived ‘roadblock’ of SSLOs (single set of learning objectives). Those pesky SSLOs may actually be the thing that makes your IET destination possible and the journey more pleasant, for everyone!

ABE Foundations at a Distance: Webinar Recordings

The ABE Foundations at a Distance webinar series was created to complement the ABE Foundations online course, giving participants a more supported and cohort-like experience. These webinars are archived in the YouTube playlist linked here.

Collaboration in ACPs: Co-teaching for Student Success!

Wondering about ways to collaborate and improve co-teaching with Adult Career Pathways (ACP)? Hear from MDE staff and ACP leaders around the state on this important topic. This recorded webinar provides current examples of successful ACP collaborative efforts big and small, as well as tools and resources to help move your ACP work forward.

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.

From I-BEST to Early I-BEST: Designing IETs That Start Students on Career Pathways at Earlier Levels – Webinar

This webinar gives four examples of career pathway courses designed for intermediate-level students utilizing flexible, innovative integrated education and training (IET) models. The presenters from the Pima College system in Arizona also discuss working collaboratively with partners to identify and implement IETs that meet local employer and students’ needs, while questioning and going beyond assumed limitations of the adult education program to deliver in new ways.

Building Strong Enrollments: Recruitment & Marketing for Adult Career Pathways – Webinar

Fourth in a series of five 2019-20 Minnesota ABE webinars on adult career pathways.  MN Dept. of Education staff and ABE professionals from across the state share best practices, successful models, lessons learned, plus tools and resources for your use locally. (1.5 hours)

Engaging Employers in Adult Career Pathways – Webinar

Third in a series of five 2019-20 Minnesota ABE webinars on adult career pathways.  MN Dept. of Education staff and ABE professionals from across the state share best practices, successful models, lessons learned, plus tools and resources for your use locally. (1.5 hours)

ABE and College Collaborations in Adult Career Pathways – Webinar

Second in a series of five 2019-20 Minnesota ABE webinars on adult career pathways.  MN Dept. of Education staff and ABE professionals from across the state share best practices, successful models, lessons learned, plus tools and resources for your use locally. (1.5 hours)

Making Adult Career Pathways Work for Your Students – Webinar

First in a series of five 2019-20 Minnesota ABE webinars on adult career pathways.  MN Dept. of Education staff and ABE professionals from across the state share the basics of ACPs, successful models, plus tools and resources for your use locally. (1.5 hours)

Pronunciation Webinar 1: Voice Quality Settings

Learn how Voice Quality Settings (VQS) impact accent and pronunciation. Discover ideas for integrating VQS instruction into your classroom instruction and daily routines at any level.

An Introduction to the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education

Webinar, recorded on 1/28/15 - Patsy Egan, Lia Conklin Olson, Astrid Liden, Kristine Kelly, Amber Delliger (members of the MN ABE CCRS Implementation Team)

Integrated Education & Training: A Service Model for Adult Education Across the Spectrum

This one-hour archived webinar reviews the IET definition and guidance in WIOA regulations. It goes on to explore a few of the many adult education programs that have discovered the power of IET and, through a variety of partnerships, have implemented the IET strategy to serve people across the educational functioning level spectrum.

New Resources

ACES Routine Template

Do you have a great ACES routine that would help learners to develop and hone their skills in one or more of the TIF categories? Write up your idea as an ACES Routine and submit it to be shared as part of the TIF 2.0 updates! (And earn 1 CEU for your work!) We are hoping to cultivate a collection of ACES Routines that can be used at a variety of levels and in many different teaching contexts.

Gender Inclusive Biology

This website is a collection of lesson materials, teaching guides, and other resources for biology teachers with a focus on gender inclusion as part of the Next Generation Science Standards. The audience is primarily K-12 teachers, but touches on many of the topics addressed GED and HSE science classes.

Understanding Heteronormativity in Language Teaching Materials

In this 20-minute video, Ashley Moore, author of the peer reviewed journal article "Understanding heteronormativity in ELT textbooks: A practical taxonomy", answers the questions: But what is "heteronormativity"? How does it manifest in language teaching materials? How can we, as language educators, combat heteronormativity effectively?

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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

October 3, 2022 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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Core Training Module 1: Overview of Minnesota Adult Education and Program Accountability

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Registration Deadline: MON. 10/3/22 Participants learn about Adult Basic Education programming in Minnesota, demographics of learners, instructional content standards as well as initial and on-going assessment. This session wraps up with learner motivations, barriers and persistence. Learn More

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October 5, 2022 9:00 am–10:15 pm
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CCRS Foundations Refresher Webinar

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Registration Deadline: WED. 10/5/22 Promotional Flyer – Feel free to download the flyer and forward to your colleagues! Join us as we take a moment to refresh on key components of CCRS Foundations! This webinar is for any teacher, coordinator, administrator, or program leader who… Learn More

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October 5, 2022 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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Working with Literacy and Beginning Level ESL Learners

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Registration Deadline: WED. 10/5/22 Learners with limited English and literacy skills have unique needs for in-person and remote instruction. Participants will learn best practices and tips for success at this level. They’ll also get several ideas for routines, activities and resources to use in their tutoring sessions. Learn More

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