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 a list of upcoming PD activities for the year, see FY25 MN Adult Ed PD Dates.

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Conference

Support Professionals’ Conference

Southwest ABE

SW ABE, the Minnesota Department of Education, and SPARC (Support Professional Advisory Resource Committee) support an annual statewide conference for support professionals. There is a pre-conference focusing on assessment training followed by a full day general conference. The full day includes an update from our state ABE director and other… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • Assessment
  • SiD Database
  • Support Services

Audiences:

  • Support Staff
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┬ácontent 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
Online Course

ABE Foundations Online Course

ATLAS

ABE Foundations is a free online course that is hosted on the Canvas platform; it provides an introduction to the world of Adult Basic Education in a self-paced, asynchronous format. Participants can complete the entire course and earn CEUs or access specific topics for a refresher. 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
Workshop

ABE Foundations Workshops

ATLAS

To provide new practitioners with an overview of ABE in Minnesota, ATLAS provides face-to-face ABE Foundations workshops twice a year when these events are offered in person: As a 9-hour Pre-Conference session at the ABE Summer Institute, hosted by Literacy Action Network in August in St. Cloud. As a shortened… 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