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

Statewide Virtual “Regionals”

ATLAS

While the public safety landscape continues to shift due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ATLAS is offering statewide virtual events in place of certain in-person regionals. These virtual events are open to attendees from all regions of Minnesota. 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
  • Volunteer
Webinar/Webcast

ACES Webinar Series

ATLAS

The goal of ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) is to support instructors in teaching the hard-to-define, yet make-or-break skills needed to succeed in the workplace, college, and community. ATLAS provides webinars throughout the year to keep adult educators up to speed on ACES work and keep these important transitions… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ACES / Transitions

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Webinar/Webcast

One-Room Schoolhouse Webinar Series

ATLAS

The one-room schoolhouse is a teaching and learning context where students drop in for instruction unpredictably, or where students are working at different levels on various content areas in one class. ABE practitioners working in one-room schoolhouse settings have unique challenges that have become ever more complicated as our field… Read More

Content Areas:

  • One-Room Schoolhouse / Multilevel

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
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

Administrator/Manager Webinar Series

ATLAS

Based on input from the Administrator PD Advisory Team, ATLAS offers a webinar series for MN Adult Ed administrators and managers throughout the year. Topics vary and are determined by the Advisory Team; examples include decision-making around learning models (blended, hybrid, HyFlex, etc.), and supporting and supervising staff at a… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Program Management

Audiences:

  • Administrator
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
By Request, Webinar/Webcast

Practicing Fluency from Afar

Literacy Minnesota

Come and review the important role of fluency in reading instruction. We will discuss the three key components of reading fluency and look at a variety of activities tutors and teachers can try. We will talk about the mechanics of doing fluency practice via Zoom, Google Meets, Teams or any… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL
  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
By Request, Webinar/Webcast

Teaching Reading Vocabulary Remotely or In Person

Literacy Minnesota

Vocabulary is everyone’s favorite reading component! And helping students master reading vocabulary is a key to helping them master comprehension. But how many words should you teach? And which words are the most important? What strategies are best for helping students learn new words? How do you get students to… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL
  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
By Request, Webinar/Webcast

One Step at a Time: Remote Tutoring for Literacy Level Learners

Literacy Minnesota

Learners with limited English and literacy skills are proving that they are successful remote learners. In this webinar, learn creative approaches that tutors are taking to support literacy level learners through remote one-on-one tutoring using video calls. Participants will learn best practices, try out alphabetics and vocabulary building exercises, and… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
By Request, Webinar/Webcast

Please Say That Again: Virtual Pronunciation Instruction for Adult ESL Learners

Literacy Minnesota

It can be challenging to make yourself understood over the phone, even for native English speakers! In this webinar, learn about three different pronunciation features that can be taught and practiced during virtual video instruction. Participants will learn how the three features impact speakers’ intelligibility, and explore activities designed to… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer