Creating Career Pathways for Adult Learners Within Our Own School Districts – By Liz Andress, Adult Career Pathways Consultant

Creating Career Pathways for Adult Learners Within Our Own School Districts – By Liz Andress, Adult Career Pathways Consultant

Many school districts have employment gaps, and Adult Basic Education has students who can fill those positions. In this article we learn from ABE programs that have established relationships within their districts to build win-win career pathway programs. These pathways include: K-12 paraprofessional / teaching assistant Early childhood and… Read More

Make YOUR voice heard! Participate in the 2019 ABE PD Survey – By Astrid Liden, ABE PD Specialist

Time to tell us what you need!  Because extensive professional development (PD) data was collected in fall 2017, the MN ABE Statewide PD Committee has decided not to administer an in-depth survey this year. However, we DO need your input in just a few areas and are… Read More

Make YOUR voice heard! Participate in the 2019 ABE PD Survey – By Astrid Liden, ABE PD Specialist

Time to tell us what you need!  Because extensive professional development (PD) data was collected in fall 2017, the MN ABE Statewide PD Committee has decided not to administer an in-depth survey this year. However, we DO need your input in just a few areas and are… Read More

New Disability Helpline – By PANDA

Do you have a student who is not making level gains? Do you suspect your student may have a disability? Do you have concerns about student learning challenges? Do you need adaptive equipment for a student? Introducing PANDA’s new easy-to-use online checklist, the Disability Helpline! Read on for more information… Read More

New Disability Helpline – By PANDA

Do you have a student who is not making level gains? Do you suspect your student may have a disability? Do you have concerns about student learning challenges? Do you need adaptive equipment for a student? Introducing PANDA’s new easy-to-use online checklist, the Disability Helpline! Read on for more information… Read More

Top Ten​ Considerations When Selecting Technology Tools for the Non-Traditional Classroom – By Miriam A. DeCock, EdS

Integrating technology in the classroom is likely a goal that most – if not all – of us have. Like many techniques and strategies that we wish to implement in the classroom, we understand the importance of implementation, the benefits to our students, and often we have at least some… Read More

Honor Your Students, Volunteers and Community Partners with a Statewide Award! – By Wendy Roberts, Volunteer Outreach & Hotline Mgr.

We are excited to announce that nomination forms are open for the Minnesota Literacy Council’s annual ABE awards event! The awards ceremony (and the annual student reading from the Journeys Anthology of Adult Student Writing that follows) will take place again at the Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd,… Read More

Encouraging Speaking and Listening in ABE – By Colleen Crossley and John Trerotola, Teachers

According to a recent Education Week article, the ability to communicate verbally is highly valued by employers (Gewertz, Catherine.“Skills Top Employer Wish Lists. But Schools Don’t Teach Them.” Education Week, January 23, 2019). Such skills are thus essential to our students’ future educational and workplace success, yet… Read More

2019 Summer Institute Call for Proposals Open – By Sarah Hoggard, Summer Institute Planning Committee

Please forward this message to your colleagues – Proposals due April 1, 2019! Literacy Action Network and the Minnesota Community Education Association are now seeking presentation proposals for the 2019 ABE State Summer Institute, which will be held August 14-16, 2019 at the St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud, MN. Read More

A CCRS Star is Born! Third CCRS Classroom Video Now Available – By Andrea Echelberger, ESL Training Coord., and Burgen Young, Instructional Mgr.

We like to say that if there is something to support ABE instruction that hasn’t been created yet, MN ABE will make it happen! Continuing the amazing history of homegrown Minnesota resources, the Minnesota Literacy Council and ATLAS have responded to requests for videos with a project that will benefit… Read More