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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Study Circle

Writing Study Circle

ATLAS

This new Writing Study Circle is being piloted in spring 2022. The activity includes 4 face-to-face meetings of 3 hours each plus classroom-based reflection and peer observation. More information coming soon!… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Instructor
By Request, Study Circle

Trauma-Informed Practices Study Circle

ATLAS

To do our work well, educators need to be aware of our own implicit biases, students’ possible experiences stemming from trauma in a myriad of forms, as well as implications for teaching and learning. In this study circle, a small group of adult educators will work with a facilitator, using… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • Mental Health & Trauma

Audiences:

  • Instructor
By Request, Study Circle

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) Study Circle

ATLAS

ATLAS developed EBRI Study Circles (along with companion training material and resources) for Minnesota ABE programs to improve reading instruction among adult learners in a wide range of contexts and levels. They are intended to expand implementation of EBRI practices one step at a time – beginning with one reading group,… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Instructor
By Request, Study Circle

Low-Literacy Adult ESL Study Circle II: Next Steps in Designing Balanced Instruction

ATLAS

This study circle is for teachers of low-literate Adult Basic Education ESL students – those with little or no first-language literacy. A follow-up to Low-Literacy Adult ESL Study Circle I, teachers explore relevant research and its implications for best practices in the classroom. The activity includes 3… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL

Audiences:

  • Instructor
By Request, Study Circle

Low-Literacy Adult ESL Study Circle I

ATLAS

This study circle is for teachers of low-literate Adult Basic Education ESL students – those with little or no first-language literacy. With a focus on reading development for these learners, teachers explore relevant research and its implications for best practices in the classroom. The activity includes 3 face-to-face meetings of 3… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL

Audiences:

  • Instructor
By Request, Study Circle

Pronunciation Study Circle

ATLAS

This study circle is a professional learning activity for Adult Basic Education ESL teachers who are interested in integrating effective pronunciation instruction into their regular teaching practice. It includes 3 face-to-face meetings of 3 hours each plus classroom-based reflection and peer observation. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL

Audiences:

  • Instructor
By Request, Study Circle

Integrating Language & Numeracy Study Circle

ATLAS

The purpose of this study circle is to advance ABE teachers’ ability to effectively and confidently integrate numeracy instruction and English language instruction. It is appropriate for teachers of all levels of English and math within Minnesota ABE, and includes 3 face-to-face meetings of 3 hours each plus classroom-based reflection… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL
  • Math / Numeracy

Audiences:

  • Instructor