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August 2021

August 9, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Developing and Practicing Reading Fluency

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Registration Deadline: MON. 8/9/21 Come and review the important role of fluency in reading instruction. We will discuss the three key components of reading fluency and look at a variety of activities tutors and teachers can try. We will talk about the mechanics of doing fluency practice via Zoom, Google Meet, Teams or any other remote tutoring tool (including the phone!). Participants will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share resources. This workshop will be most useful for…

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August 10, 2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Talk Amongst Yourselves: Building Up to Student-Facilitated Conversations

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 8/10/21 Learn about three essential skills students need in order to join a conversation and keep it going. This webinar will demonstrate how to introduce those strategies and get students talking in small groups online. Come ready to participate in your own small groups and try out the techniques yourself!

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August 10, 2021 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
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MN Lunch & Learn with Burlington English: Best Practices on How to Use Read and Life Skills Texts

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 8/10/21 In this session, we will go over the best practices on how to use the Read and Life Skills text in your In-Class lessons. NOTE: Attendees must have current login credentials for their BE account.

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August 12, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
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Tutoring with Northstar Digital Literacy

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Registration Deadline: THU. 8/12/21 The last year has shown just how vital digital literacy skills are in society. Northstar Digital Literacy provides a wide-range of tools and resources to help learners develop their digital literacy skills. This training will focus on how tutors and teachers can guide learners through these resources. In the webinar, participants will learn: The features of Northstar Digital Literacy. How to access and use the Northstar Admin Portal. How to set up and proctor a Northstar…

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August 16, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Teaching Reading Vocabulary Remotely or In Person

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Registration Deadline: MON. 8/16/21 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? How do you get students to make new words part of their receptive and productive vocabularies? This webinar will focus on the theory and best practice behind choosing, teaching and reviewing reading…

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August 17, 2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Writing Activities for English Learners During Remote Instruction

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 8/17/21 Incorporating writing activities into remote instruction for English language learners is a challenge for many teachers and tutors. In this webinar, participants will learn approaches for including writing practice throughout the lesson and activities for extended practice. Participants will also develop strategies for delivering feedback for writing during and in-between lessons. This webinar will focus on beginning level through high intermediate English language learners.

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August 17, 2021 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
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MN Lunch & Learn with Burlington English: Best Practices on Writing in Burlington English CORE

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 8/17/21 In this session, we will work on best practices for writing assignments and writing practice in Burlington English CORE. NOTE: Attendees must have current login credentials for their BE account.

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August 18, 2021 – August 19, 2021 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
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MN ABE Summer Institute

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Registration Deadline: WED. 8/11/21 ABE Summer Institute is Minnesota’s annual statewide Adult Basic Education conference sponsored by Literacy Action Network.  Due to COVID-19 we have made the decision to hold the conference on a virtual platform.  This year’s conference will include a keynote speaker,  ABE updates from the ABE State Director, 30+ break-out sessions, poster sessions, vendor fair, yoga and BINGO!  We are optimistic that this Virtual ABE Summer Institute will be worthwhile and continue Literacy Action Network’s tradition of…

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August 25, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Writing Activities for English Learners During Remote Instruction

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Registration Deadline: WED. 8/25/21 Incorporating writing activities into remote instruction for English language learners is a challenge for many teachers and tutors. In this webinar, participants will learn approaches for including writing practice throughout the lesson and activities for extended practice. Participants will also develop strategies for delivering feedback for writing during and in-between lessons. This webinar will focus on beginning level through high intermediate English language learners.

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August 26, 2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Remote Tutoring 101

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Registration Deadline: THU. 8/26/21 Join Literacy Minnesota Adult Basic Education 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 adult learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors and checking comprehension in a virtual setting, and discover language activities that can be done over the phone or on a video call. Can’t wait to “see” you there!

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August 30, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Comprehension Strategies for Intermediate-Level Readers

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Registration Deadline: MON. 8/30/21 Research shows that explicitly teaching a set of comprehension strategies is a great way to help intermediate-level readers maximize their understanding of texts. Come learn a handful of great comprehension tools that will help students develop critical thinking skills and comprehension skills.

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September 2021

September 24, 2021 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Math Institute 2021

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Registration Deadline: FRI 9/24/21 Please join us for this virtual event. Information forthcoming.    

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November 2021

November 5, 2021 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Statewide ABE Professional Development Conference – Virtual Event

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Registration Deadline: FRI 11/5/21 This virtual event is intended for all Minnesota ABE practitioners. Details forthcoming.  

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February 2022

February 11, 2022 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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PELSB Cultural Competency Training – PART 1

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Registration Deadline: THU. 2/10/22 (REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2022) (This registration is for BOTH February 11 and February 25; 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 outside of Minnesota! Please note that you are welcome to access our Cultural Competency resource library. There is a great deal more to cultural competency than using the…

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February 25, 2022 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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PELSB Cultural Competency Training – PART 2

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Registration Deadline: THU. 2/10/22 (REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2022) (This registration is for BOTH February 11 and February 25; 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 outside of Minnesota! Please note that you are welcome to access our Cultural Competency resource library. There is a great deal more to cultural competency than using the…

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