Deadlines & Registration  

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Last chance to grab a $500 scholarship to attend the 2019 Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Spring Conference on April 26-27 in Duluth! The conference features national keynote speakers and workshop sessions led by math leaders at all academic levels (Pre K-12, ABE, and College), focused on a variety of math topics, teaching methods, resources, and more. Find out more or register for the conference.

The $500 scholarship from ATLAS can be used toward registration, hotel, and/or mileage/transportation. Apply for a scholarship now! >>

Register your students for the annual Journeys Readings event! This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at the Minnesota History Center. With over 800 submissions for this year’s book, we appreciate all the hard work that students, volunteers and staff have put into this year’s Journeys and look forward to celebrating on April 30!

If you have any questions regarding registering for the event or this year’s book (available for pre-order!), please don’t hesitate to contact Kelly at

Updates & Resources  

"Teacher, Only You Understand Me" - Join Pronunciation Study Circle!

How can a teacher tackle pronunciation in a multicultural classroom when there are already a hundred other skills to teach? But intelligible pronunciation is a skill that should not be overlooked in English classrooms. Find out what you can do to address learners' pronunciation challenges, including joining the upcoming Pronunciation Study Circle!

Helpful Resources to Transition to TABE 11/12

The transition period from TABE 9/10 to TABE 11/12 is ending July 1, 2019. Find out about two teacher-created resources to help make the transition to TABE 11/12 be easier and more comfortable. Check out a more in-depth diagnostic checklist, plus a grade level equivalency chart to use in your own setting.

Let’s Talk! Building Conversation into ESL Programming

Conversation circles are a great way for programs to serve the immediate needs of adult ESL learners and generate more contact hours. And for those looking to build more conversation activities into everyday programming, the Minnesota Literacy Council has developed a new Instructional Support Kit with over 20 activity ideas to help learners develop their communication abilities. 


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