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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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
Online Course

Using Volunteers in the Classroom

Literacy Minnesota

This class will provide ABE and ESL teachers with ideas for effectively using volunteers in their classrooms. Read More

Content Areas:

  • Using Volunteers

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
Online Course

Citizenship Tutor Training

Literacy Minnesota

The Citizenship Tutor Training educates teachers and tutors to assist students in preparing for United States Citizenship through naturalization. Read More

Content Areas:

  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
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
Online Course

Suicide Prevention for Adult Educators

PANDA - Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists

This free online course will help teachers learn about suicide and prevention. Master a suicide prevention method and practice role playing how to approach students who show signs of suicidal thinking. This course is intended to address the re-licensure area of suicide prevention. Read More

Content Areas:

  • Disabilities
  • Mental Health & Trauma

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
Online Course

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness

PANDA - Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists

This free online course will help teachers understand mental health disorders common to the adult population. Learn to reduce the stigma of mental illness and how to make it more comfortable to talk about mental illness. The course is intended to address the re-licensure area of understanding key warning signs… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Disabilities
  • Mental Health & Trauma

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
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
Online Course

Volunteer in the Adult ESL Classroom

Literacy Minnesota

This training prepares new volunteers to work in an adult ESL classroom, and provides ongoing development for experienced classroom volunteers. Topics covered include volunteer roles, culture and cultural awareness, responding to errors, and effective floating in the ESL classroom. Approximate time to complete course: 3 hours. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL

Audiences:

  • Volunteer
Online Course

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) Online Courses

ATLAS

ATLAS Literacy & STAR Coordinator Marn Frank facilitates three online EBRI-related courses that you can browse or take to earn CEUs. They are hosted by the Minnesota Literacy Council at https://online.themlc.org/: Reading Assessments for ABE (addressing CASAS, TABE, and other diagnostic tests) Explicit Instruction for ABE Teaching CCRS… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
Online Course

CCRS Foundations Online Course

ATLAS

This free online Schoology course provides an introduction to the College & Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) or Mathematics in a self-paced format. Participants can complete the entire course for ELA and/or Mathematics, or access specific topics for a refresher or further practice. Successful… Read More

Content Areas:

  • CCR Standards

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor