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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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
Conference

Metro ABE Regional

ATLAS

Metro Regionals take place annually in spring, generally all day on a Friday. Regionals: Provide the time and space for colleagues across programs and from within one geographic region to gather in person to network, share resources, decrease isolation, and engage in adult professional learning. Enhance teachers’ and administrators’ knowledge… 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
Conference

South ABE Regional

ATLAS

South Regionals take place in fall and spring, generally all day on a Friday. Regionals: Provide the time and space for colleagues across programs and from within one geographic region to gather in person to network, share resources, decrease isolation, and engage in adult professional learning. Enhance teachers’ and administrators’… 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
Conference

North ABE Regional

ATLAS

North Regionals take place in fall and spring in alternating locations, generally over a Thursday evening and all day Friday, with optional Thursday afternoon sessions sometimes offered. Regionals: Provide the time and space for colleagues to gather in person to network, share resources, decrease isolation, and engage in adult professional… 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
By Request, Conference

CASAS Implementation Training

Southwest ABE

This training covers selecting and using the appropriate CASAS test, interpreting test scores, and measuring student progress. Discussion will focus on administering CASAS appraisals, pre‐ and post‐tests, and introduce online instructional resources. Information about both CASAS Life & Work and CASAS GOALS will be included.  Participants who complete this session… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Assessment

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
By Request, Conference

TABE Implementation Training

Southwest ABE

This session covers selecting and administering TABE 11&12, interpreting test scores, and measuring student progress. Discussion will focus on best practices for using the TABE Locator, and pre‐ and post‐tests.  The latest updates on TABE 11&12 will be shared. Print and online instructional resources will be discussed. Read More

Content Areas:

  • Assessment

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
By Request, Conference

CASAS and TABE Administration Recertification

Southwest ABE

Is it time for your 5-year recertification as a test administrator? Come to this session to hear the latest on TABE 11&12, CASAS Life & Work, and CASAS GOALS.  We will review standardized testing and address questions you may have about administering these tests. This session is for experienced test… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Assessment

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
Conference

ABE Summer Institute

Literacy Action Network

ABE Summer Institute sponsored by Literacy Action Network is Minnesota’s annual statewide Adult Basic Education conference.  Held every third week of August, the conference brings together more than 400+ educators to learn new teaching techniques, discuss policy changes, examine trends in ABE, and connect with peers from across the state. 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
  • Program Management
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Using Volunteers
  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Conference, Webinar/Webcast

Math Institute

ATLAS

Math Institute is offered annually, generally in early fall. While the focus of the institute changes from year to year to respond to current math needs of teachers and programs, the core of all content is grounded in the CCR Math Standards, Mathematical Practices, and Key Instructional Shifts (see the… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Math / Numeracy

Audiences:

  • Instructor
Conference, Webinar/Webcast

Language & Literacy Institute

ATLAS

A two-day, intensive training that brings together reading, writing, and ESL educators in ABE to collaborate with and learn from one another. It offers workshops on reading and literacy instruction topics that have emerged as priorities in the state, as well as the full-day CCRS (College… Read More

Content Areas:

  • CCR Standards
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • ESL
  • Math / Numeracy
  • Reading
  • Technology
  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Volunteer