The online Minnesota Adult Education PD Catalog provides an overview of all MN Adult Ed professional development (PD) activities in one convenient, searchable place. Here you will find brief descriptions of all PD offerings currently provided by the Minnesota Adult Education Support Network.

Note: Not all activities listed here have been scheduled yet, and many can be provided to you by request. Others are available on an ongoing basis.

  • Scheduled activities are linked to the MN Adult Ed Events Calendar or other sites, where you can find registration and more details.
  • For an overview of upcoming PD activities for the year, see FY22 MN Adult Ed PD Dates.

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Conference

Statewide Integrated Education & Training (IET) Event

ATLAS

After participating in a nationally-offered IET Design Camp along with several ATLAS consultants and ABE practitioners in fall 2o21, ATLAS will host a statewide Integrated Education & Training (IET) event in spring 2022. The event will likely focus on writing SSLOs (single set of learning objectives), working with training partners… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Adult Career Pathways

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Webinar/Webcast

Statewide Virtual “Regionals”

ATLAS

While the public safety landscape continues to shift due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ATLAS is offering statewide virtual events in place of certain in-person regionals. These virtual events are open to attendees from all regions of Minnesota. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • ACES / Transitions
  • Adult Career Pathways
  • Assessment
  • CCR Standards
  • Civics & Citizenship
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Disabilities
  • Distance Learning
  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Math / Numeracy
  • Mental Health & Trauma
  • One-Room Schoolhouse / Multilevel
  • Program Management
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
Webinar/Webcast

ACES Webinar Series

ATLAS

The goal of ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) is to support instructors in teaching the hard-to-define, yet make-or-break skills needed to succeed in the workplace, college, and community. ATLAS provides webinars throughout the year to keep adult educators up to speed on ACES work and keep these important transitions… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ACES / Transitions

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Webinar/Webcast

One-Room Schoolhouse Webinar Series

ATLAS

The one-room schoolhouse is a teaching and learning context where students drop in for instruction unpredictably, or where students are working at different levels on various content areas in one class. ABE practitioners working in one-room schoolhouse settings have unique challenges that have become ever more complicated as our field… Read More

Content Areas:

  • One-Room Schoolhouse / Multilevel

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Webinar/Webcast

Cultural Competency Training

ATLAS

There is a great deal more to cultural competency than using the right words or choosing multicultural readings. This PELSB-approved cultural competency training is aligned to MN Administrative Rule 8710.0310 Subpart 1D* and introduces adult educators to concepts and skills needed to start on the journey to becoming a more… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
Webinar/Webcast

Administrator/Manager Webinar Series

ATLAS

Based on input from the Administrator PD Advisory Team, ATLAS offers a webinar series for MN Adult Ed administrators and managers throughout the year. Topics vary and are determined by the Advisory Team; examples include decision-making around learning models (blended, hybrid, HyFlex, etc.), and supporting and supervising staff at a… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Program Management

Audiences:

  • Administrator
Webinar/Webcast

ABE Foundations at a Distance: Webinar Series

ATLAS

ATLAS offers 3 live webinars to supplement the ABE Foundations Online Course and support new ABE staff members’ entry into the field. The purpose of the webinar series is to: Provide a guided, connected way to complete the ABE Foundations online course content in… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • ACES / Transitions
  • CCR Standards
  • Civics & Citizenship
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Program Management
  • SiD Database
  • Support Services
  • Using Volunteers

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
Online Course

Survivors Among Us; Understand Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Other Traumas Which Can Impact Adult Student Learning

PANDA - Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists

This free course will help ABE teachers, managers and volunteers understand symptoms and causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other traumas which can impact adult student learning.  This online training is intended to meet the teacher re-licensure area for “Understanding students’ mental illness trauma”. Read More

Content Areas:

  • Disabilities
  • Mental Health & Trauma

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
Webinar/Webcast

Teaching ABE Students About Mental Health

PANDA - Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists

Everyone knows that physical health is important to students’ well-being. Often, though, educators are reluctant to tackle the topic of mental health in the ABE classroom. They may believe they lack requisite knowledge, or they may be uncomfortable discussing such weighty or personal topics. By attending this virtual… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ACES / Transitions
  • CCR Standards
  • Disabilities
  • Distance Learning
  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL
  • Mental Health & Trauma

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
Online Course

Distance Learning Basics for Adult Basic Education

Literacy Minnesota

This course will teach you the basics of designing and implementing quality distance education programs in ABE schools and classrooms. This course is appropriate for ABE teachers, managers and support staff. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Distance Learning
  • Technology

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer