Professional Development

ABE Teaching & Learning Advancement System (ATLAS) –

Through ATLAS, all ABE practitioners in Minnesota have access to high quality professional development opportunities, with options for in-person events held across the state as well as activities that can be accessed online.

Professional development (PD) events and activities offered through ATLAS include:

  • PD and resources on literacy instruction, including writing, reading, evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI), and STAR
  • PD and resources on effective adult math/numeracy instruction, including MNI (MN Numeracy Initiative)
  • PD and resources on effectively integrating transitions skills into ABE instruction (ACES)
  • PD on career-focused contextualized basic skills instruction and programming
  • PD on effective adult ESL instruction, including ESL Study Circles on low-literacy and pronunciation
  • PD and support for implementation of College & Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Adult Education
  • Regional PD events in northern Minnesota, southern Minnesota and the metro area
  • Coordination of ABE PD communications, including the MN ABE Calendar of Events and MN ABE Connect e-newsletter