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

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
By Request, Webinar/Webcast

Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices for Adult Learners

Literacy Minnesota

Trauma and chronic stress can come in many forms, and impact people’s ability to learn new skills and process information in a variety of different ways. In this webinar, learn how stress and trauma can manifest in the classroom, and learn about trauma-informed teaching practices that can help to support… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Disabilities
  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL
  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
Webinar/Webcast

Teaching ABE Students About Mental Health

PANDA - Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists

Everyone knows that physical health is important to students’ well-being. Often, though, educators are reluctant to tackle the topic of mental health in the ABE classroom. They may believe they lack requisite knowledge, or they may be uncomfortable discussing such weighty or personal topics. By attending this virtual… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ACES / Transitions
  • CCR Standards
  • Disabilities
  • Distance Learning
  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL
  • Mental Health & Trauma

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
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
  • 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

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
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, Workshop

The Role of Culture in Tutoring Adult Learners

Literacy Minnesota

As adult teachers and tutors, we know that culture plays a tremendous role in our day-to-day interactions with learners. Many of us become experts on the cultures of the people that we work with, without ever pausing to think about how each of our actions, expectations, and decisions are influenced… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
By Request, Workshop

Why Don’t They Try to Understand My English?

Literacy Minnesota

Teachers of adult ESL learners often hear stories of learners trying out their new English skills in the community, and being ignored or rebuffed because of their accent. In this workshop, learn about the politics of accent in the United States. Participants will leave with ideas for how to help… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer