Minnesota Adult Basic Education
www.mnabe.org

 

The mission of Adult Basic Education (ABE) in Minnesota is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to become self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens.

 

One of the ways this mission is lived out is through the services provided through the ABE Supplemental Services grant program.

Minnesota ABE Support Network

Three percent (3%) of state ABE (Adult Basic Education) funding is used to fund activities that support adult education programs and staff across Minnesota in key areas. These activities are provided by the members of the Minnesota Adult Education Support Network - organizations that have received ABE Supplemental Service grants from the state to fund their Minnesota Adult Education work. 
Support Network providers are guided in their efforts by the Minnesota Adult Education PD Standards.
ABE Teaching & Learning Advancement System (ATLAS) –
www.atlasABE.org

 

ATLAS brings Hamline faculty expertise in adult and ESL teacher education to provide best practice resources and professional development to Adult Basic Education teachers, staff and administrators through regional and statewide activities. Initiatives this year include STAR (Student Achievement in Reading), MNI (MN Numeracy Initiative), and ACES (Academic, Career, and Employability Skills).

Literacy Action Network
http://www.literacyactionnetwork.org/

 

Literacy Action Network (LAN) coordinates statewide activities and professional development focused on program quality, such as the ABE Summer Institute, the PEGASUS (ABE program of excellence) award process, administrator trainings, and ABE marketing.

Literacy Minnesota
https://www.literacymn.org/

 

Literacy Minnesota recruits, trains, and supports volunteers in their work with adult learners, provides resources and support to volunteer literacy programs, and provides ABE professionals and volunteers with resources, information, and tools to use technology effectively in the classroom.  MLC also supports the development of and hosts MN ABE online courses.

PANDA - MN ABE Disability Specialists
https://pandamn.org/

 

PANDA equips Minnesota ABE teachers, program managers, and volunteers with training, disability awareness, and resources to positively impact students with disabilities. PANDA offers a disability helpline for ABE staff who have questions or concerns regarding students with disabilities.  PANDA also offers professional development workshops on a variety of disability topics and UDL (Universal Design for Learning). Visit the ABE disability website, which offers disability information, resources, and instructional strategies.

Southwest Minnesota ABE
http://www.mnabeassessment.com

 

Southwest ABE provides training to MN ABE staff on ABE assessment tools and provides reimbursements for learning disability assessments for ABE students seeking GED accommodations.  

Minnesota Workforce Council Association (MWCA)
http://mawb-mn.org/

 

Literacy Action Network (LAN) coordinates statewide activities and professional development focused on program quality, such as the ABE Summer Institute, the PEGASUS (ABE program of excellence) award process, administrator trainings, and ABE marketing.

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