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 FY24 MN Adult Ed PD Dates.

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Core Training Module 1: Overview of Minnesota Adult Education and Program Accountability

Literacy Minnesota

Participants learn about Adult Basic Education programming in Minnesota, demographics of learners, instructional content standards as well as initial and on-going assessment. This session wraps up with learner motivations, barriers and persistence. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • ACES / Transitions
  • Assessment
  • CCR Standards
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
Webinar/Webcast

Statewide Virtual Conferences

ATLAS

In an effort to harness the benefits of both in-person and virtual conferences, ATLAS continues to offer both in-person regional events in the North, South, and Metro regions, as well as virtual statewide conferences that 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

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
Conference

Metro ABE Regional

ATLAS

Metro Regionals take place in the 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
  • Volunteer
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
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
By Request

ACES Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

ATLAS

ACES professional learning communities (PLCs) provide teachers with the opportunity to examine their roles as adult educators in a “transitions” landscape; explore and practice integrating transitions (TIF) skills into their lessons, materials and instructional settings; and work collaboratively with colleagues to reflect on and develop their teaching practice. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ACES / Transitions

Audiences:

  • Instructor
Online Course

ACES Foundations Online Course

ATLAS

ACES Foundations is a free online course that is hosted on the Canvas platform; it provides a wonderful overview of ACES (Academic, Career and Employability Skills) and how it can give teachers the tools they need to help students reach their goals. The course was designed for those who are new… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ACES / Transitions

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor