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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Webinar/Webcast

Statewide Fall 2020 Teaching and Learning at a Distance Conference

ATLAS

Due to Covid-19, the North and South Regional events have been repurposed as the Statewide Fall 2020 Teaching and Learning at a Distance Conference. This virtual conference is open to attendees from all regions of Minnesota. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • ACES / Transitions
  • Adult Career Pathways
  • CCR Standards
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Disabilities
  • Distance Learning
  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Math / Numeracy
  • Mental Health & Trauma
  • One-Room Schoolhouse / Multilevel
  • Reading
  • Technology
  • Using Volunteers
  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
By Request, Workshop

Teaching Reading Vocabulary

Literacy Minnesota

Vocabulary is one of the four key components of reading instruction (and usually the favorite of students). Come learn how to choose vocabulary words, teach them explicitly, and practice them to mastery. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
Workshop

Volunteer Navigation Training

Literacy Minnesota

Navigators are a mix of mentor, coach, cheerleader and guidance counselor. As a navigator, you’ll help students one-on-one in a variety of ways, from helping them increase their confidence and persist in school to assisting them in identifying and attaining their goals. Depending on the program, volunteers may provide navigation… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ACES / Transitions
  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
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
Workshop

Volunteer Reading, Writing, Math and GED Tutor Pre-Service Training

Literacy Minnesota

This training prepares volunteers to work with adult native English speakers or high-level ESL students on reading, writing and math goals. Volunteers may work 1-1, lead classes, or serve as classroom assistants. Read More

Content Areas:

  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Reading

Audiences:

  • Volunteer
Online Course

ABE Foundations Online Course

ATLAS

This free online Schoology course provides an introduction to the world of Adult Basic Education. Participants can complete the entire course or access specific topics for a refresher, and can earn 6 CEUs for successful completion of all lesson reviews in the course. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • ACES / Transitions
  • CCR Standards
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Program Management
  • SiD Database
  • Support Services
  • Using Volunteers

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
Workshop

ABE Foundations Workshops

ATLAS

To provide new practitioners with an overview of ABE in Minnesota, ATLAS offers face-to-face ABE Foundations workshops twice a year: As a 9-hour Pre-Conference session at the ABE Summer Institute, hosted by Literacy Action Network each August in St. Cloud. As a shortened 3-hour session at the Support Services Conference,… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • ACES / Transitions
  • CCR Standards
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Program Management
  • SiD Database
  • Support Services
  • Using Volunteers

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer