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TIF-Lens Series: “Zoom In” on Navigating Systems (NS)

TIF-Lens Webinars and Workshops provide hands-on practice using the A-C-E-S process to integrate TIF (Transitions Integration Framework) skills from the targeted category.

A New Opportunity: Using Standards to Enhance Speaking and Listening Instruction in ESL

This session grappled with how content standards help us to teach the vital speaking and listening skills our learners need; identified ways in which the CCRS Speaking and Listening standards and the TIF Effective Communication skills are already being addressed in ESL classrooms; and identified the ways we can use content standards to boost rigor in our classes and improve the oral language demanded of our learners in today’s world.

Academic Language & Skills Are Everybody’s Business in ABE!

This session demonstrated that academic language is used not only in school, but at work and in our communities. It is language that gives all learners access to opportunities. 

ACES 101 workshop

From 2014 ABE Summer Institute - Patsy Egan, Lia Conklin Olson, Astrid Liden

ACES for Volunteers (and relevant for part-time teachers!)

From 2014 Volunteer Management Conference - Mary Zamacona, Minnesota Literacy Council

ACES, TIF and Small Programs

From 2014 ABE Summer Institute - Rosemary Sharkey & Becky Smayling

New Resources

Levels of Learning Mathematics

Developed by Appalachian State University, this resource outlines the levels of learning math proposed by Mahesh C. Sharma: intuitive, concrete/experiential, pictorial/representational, abstract, applications, and communication. The chart explains each level and gives an example of what that level would look like in the classroom.

Total Physical Response (TPR): A Curriculum for Adults

Learn about the "how" and "why" of using TPR in the classroom and explore a lesson routine that can be used for a wide variety of TPR topics. A great resource for teachers who are new to incorporating TPR into their lessons.

Health Literacy Resources

This collection of multi-language health videos, classroom lessons, and support resources was created to support language learners who are new to English and who may have limited literacy skills to reduce barriers to access healthcare and improve health literacy.

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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 16, 2021 8:30 am–12:00 pm

PELSB Cultural Competency Training


Registration Deadline: THU. 4/8/21 (This registration is for BOTH April 16 and April 30; you do not need to submit a separate registration for each meeting.) Eligibility: Minnesota adult education practitioners only This Cultural Competency training is only open to Minnesota adult educators. Our apologies if you are located… Learn More

April 16, 2021 5:00 pm–5:00 pm

MCTM Spring 2021 Virtual Conference


The theme of this year’s Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) spring conference is Moving Forward. Come learn from engaging presenters and network with teachers from K-12, 2-year colleges, and other ABE programs. More information can be found at the website listed in the Details section below. NOTE: The… Learn More

April 20, 2021 12:30 pm–1:15 pm
Burlington English

MN Teachers: Lunch and Learn: Student Progress in BE – What’s New?


Registration Deadline: TUE. 4/20/21 So much has changed! Join us for this session where you will learn what’s new with locating and using the Student Progress component in BE. NOTE: A BurlingtonEnglish account is required to register. For account setup, contact JennaRose Dahl at:… Learn More