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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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

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
By Request, Webinar/Webcast

Remote Tutoring 101

Literacy Minnesota

Join Literacy Minnesota ABE 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 learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors and checking comprehension in a virtual setting, and discover… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Distance Learning
  • ESL
  • Reading

Audiences:

  • 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
By Request

On-Request Distance Learning Platform Training

Literacy Minnesota

Through customized training, Literacy Minnesota helps adult education providers in Minnesota improve and expand their use of approved distance learning platforms. We can travel to your site or provide training via a webinar platform. The Distance Learning team is able to provide training on the following platforms: Edmentum Courseware, Read… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Distance Learning

Audiences:

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

On-Request Technology Training

Literacy Minnesota

Through customized training, Literacy Minnesota helps adult education providers in Minnesota improve and expand their use of technology for teaching, learning, and program management. We will work with you to design a workshop aligned to your site’s specific needs and goals. We can travel to your site or provide training… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Distance Learning
  • Technology

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
Workshop

Volunteer Navigation Training

Literacy Minnesota

Navigators are a mix of mentor, coach, cheerleader and guidance counselor. As a navigator, you’ll help students one-on-one in a variety of ways, from helping them increase their confidence and persist in school to assisting them in identifying and attaining their goals. Depending on the program, volunteers may provide navigation… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ACES / Transitions
  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
By Request, Webinar/Webcast, Workshop

Racial Equity 101

Literacy Minnesota

Join us for a presentation and conversation on racial equity. During this session, we’ll discuss important terms, including racism, white supremacy, white privilege and white fragility. We’ll also practice responding to instances of racism in various scenarios. You’ll leave with resources to address and dismantle racism. This is a great… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer