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 more details.

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Technology Leadership Academy (TLA)

Literacy Minnesota

Enhance technology integration and expertise within your ABE program with coaching, training and support targeted to your program’s specific technology-related needs and priorities. In this program, you will: Complete a program-wide technology capacity self-assessment; Set technology goals that align with your program-specific needs and priorities; receive… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Distance Learning
  • Program Management
  • Technology

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Cohort

Technology Integration Initiative

Literacy Minnesota

The Technology Integration  (TII) is a professional development opportunity for Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers who want to focus on contextualized use of technology in the classroom. Each year will focus on a particular technology tool or service. The TII is offered every year, with an in-person Kickoff Event in… Read More

Audiences:

  • Instructor
Cohort, Online Course, Webinar/Webcast

Distance Learning 102: Instructional Issues

Literacy Action Network

DL 102 is an online course that begins with an in-person half day cohort kickoff. Distance or blended learning teachers who have some DL experience will spend several weeks focusing on how to best support learners and/or improve their practices around DL and blended or hybrid learning. Each participant develops… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Distance Learning

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Cohort, Online Course, Webinar/Webcast

Distance Learning 101: Foundations of Distance Education and Blended Learning

Literacy Minnesota

This online course begins with an in-person full day kickoff, and is set up to help practitioners develop a site plan for offering distance or blended learning to adult learners. It is also a prerequisite for DL 102: Instructional Issues. Over the course of six weeks, all participants will work… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Distance Learning

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Cohort

STAR Cohort

ATLAS

The goal of the STAR Cohort (offered every other year) is to implement organized reading routines addressing the needs and priorities of Low/High Intermediate ABE and/or Advanced ESL readers. This 9-month model uses a “flipped classroom” approach. Participating ABE managers and teachers learn about evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) from both… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
Cohort

CCRS Implementation Cohort

ATLAS

Participation in the year-long CCRS Implementation Cohort prepares program teams to align curriculum and instruction to the CCR standards, develop a long-term standards implementation plan for their program, and, ultimately, improve learning outcomes for students. Participating teams ideally consist of at least one program administrator/coordinator, one math teacher, and one… Read More

Content Areas:

  • CCR Standards

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Cohort

Content Standards Integration (CSI) Cohort

ATLAS

The Content Standards Integration (CSI) Cohort is a 4-month professional development activity designed to help instructors build confidence and familiarity with integrating all three sets of MN ABE Content Standards into their curriculum and instruction: 1) College & Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), 2) Northstar Digital Literacy Standards, and 3) Transitions Integration… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ACES / Transitions
  • CCR Standards
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar

Audiences:

  • Instructor