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
Cohort

Technology Leadership Academy (TLA)

Literacy Minnesota

Enhance technology integration and expertise within your ABE program with coaching, training and support targeted to your program’s specific technology-related needs and priorities. In this program, you will: Complete a program-wide technology capacity self-assessment; Set technology goals that align with your program-specific needs and priorities; receive… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Distance Learning
  • Program Management
  • Technology

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Math / Numeracy
  • Mental Health & Trauma
  • One-Room Schoolhouse / Multilevel
  • Program Management
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
By Request, Webinar/Webcast

On-Request Technology Training

Literacy Minnesota

Through customized training, Literacy Minnesota helps adult education providers in Minnesota improve and expand their use of technology for teaching, learning, and program management. We will work with you to design a workshop aligned to your site’s specific needs and goals. We can travel to your site or provide training… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Distance Learning
  • Technology

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
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
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
Conference

ABE Summer Institute

Literacy Action Network

ABE Summer Institute is Minnesota’s annual statewide Adult Basic Education conference. The Institute is co-sponsored by Literacy Action Network and the Minnesota Community Education Association. Held every August, the conference brings together more than 500 educators for three days to learn new teaching techniques, discuss policy changes, examine trends in… 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
Cohort

Content Standards Integration (CSI) Cohort

ATLAS

The Content Standards Integration (CSI) Cohort is a 4-month professional development activity designed to help instructors build confidence and familiarity with integrating all three sets of MN ABE Content Standards into their curriculum and instruction: 1) College & Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), 2) Northstar Digital Literacy Standards, and 3) Transitions Integration… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ACES / Transitions
  • CCR Standards
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar

Audiences:

  • Instructor