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

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
Webinar/Webcast

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

PANDA - Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists

UDL arose out of the disability community and guides the design of inclusive instruction and accessible materials. UDL is an approach that minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students. UDL can help refine why you teach, what you teach and how you teach. This course is intended to address… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Disabilities
  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • One-Room Schoolhouse / Multilevel

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
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