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 FY24 MN Adult Ed PD Dates.

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Cohort, Online Course

Teaching Reading to Adults

ATLAS

The Teaching Reading to Adults mini-cohort focuses on what evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) is, how to assess adult learners in each of the 4 essential components of reading, and strategies for teaching EBRI. This professional development activity takes place over 8 weeks and involves an online course via Canvas and… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Instructor
By Request, Study Circle

Dev Ed/ABE Partnership Study Circle

Dev Ed Consultants

These Study Circles provide opportunities to connect research, successful partnership experience, and practice, in the exploration and creation of a local Dev Ed/ABE partnership. All practitioners within the Minnesota State system and Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE) interested in partaking of this practice-based learning experience can apply to form a study… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Developmental Education & ABE

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Networking Group

Minnesota Dev Ed/ABE Partnership Affinity Group

Dev Ed Consultants

This group brings together individuals who wish to share practices, strategies, knowledge, and resources for improving student success in developmental education via collaborative teaching models and partnerships between development education faculty and adult basic education teachers. There are four virtual meetings per year, each offered at two different times to… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Developmental Education & ABE

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
Cohort, Online Course

Teaching Numeracy to Adults

ATLAS

The Teaching Numeracy to Adults initiative focuses on the actual teaching of math/numeracy (rather than pure standards implementation); it involves an online course via Canvas as well as live webinars and partner work for a robust professional learning experience for participants. It was designed with a wide audience in mind:… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Math / Numeracy

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Cohort

Statewide Mentorship Experience

ATLAS

This initiative is designed to support Minnesota ABE professionals through a relevant, meaningful, and effective mentorship experience between mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees may be managers, coordinators, support staff or instructors who are looking to intentionally support and learn from peers in MN ABE programs. Mentors and mentees will… Read More

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
By Request, Study Circle

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle

ATLAS

Many of us have heard the terms antiracist and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), but how do we actually implement these large frameworks into our adult English classrooms? This study circle goes beyond defining antiracism and explores how the research around Translanguaging by Ofelia García (2017) and Culturally Responsive Teaching by… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion

Audiences:

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

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) Webinar Series

ATLAS

This 6-part series of webinars provides the background of Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI), tools and processes for assessing readers’ strengths and weaknesses, crucial skills for all four reading components, and practitioner-tried routines for teaching them across ABE and ESL levels. The meetings focus on the following topics or questions: Webinar… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
Webinar/Webcast

ACP/IET Webinar Series

ATLAS

To address the many challenges in designing, implementing and sustaining effective adult career pathway (ACP) programs and partnerships, including Integrated Education & Training (IET), ATLAS provides professional development and resources for ABE managers and practitioners who are developing or strengthening career pathways for their students. Based on input from the… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Adult Career Pathways

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
By Request, Webinar/Webcast

Teaching Reading Vocabulary Remotely or In Person

Literacy Minnesota

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… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
By Request, Webinar/Webcast

Comprehension Strategies for Intermediate-Level Readers

Literacy Minnesota

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. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer