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
Online Course

Survivors Among Us; Understand Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Other Traumas Which Can Impact Adult Student Learning

PANDA - Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists

This free course will help ABE teachers, managers and volunteers understand symptoms and causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other traumas which can impact adult student learning.  This online training is intended to meet the teacher re-licensure area for “Understanding students’ mental illness trauma”. Read More

Content Areas:

  • Disabilities
  • Mental Health & Trauma

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • 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
Online Course

Suicide Prevention for Adult Educators

PANDA - Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists

This free online course will help teachers learn about suicide and prevention. Master a suicide prevention method and practice role playing how to approach students who show signs of suicidal thinking. This course is intended to address the re-licensure area of suicide prevention. Read More

Content Areas:

  • Disabilities
  • Mental Health & Trauma

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
Online Course

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness

PANDA - Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists

This free online course will help teachers understand mental health disorders common to the adult population. Learn to reduce the stigma of mental illness and how to make it more comfortable to talk about mental illness. The course is intended to address the re-licensure area of understanding key warning signs… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Disabilities
  • Mental Health & Trauma

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
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