Deadlines & Registration  


Register for the Literacy Volunteer Management Conference!

The 2019 Literacy Volunteer Management Conference (VMC) is Friday, December 6. The VMC is for K-12 and adult education staff who work with volunteers: teachers, coordinators, managers and support staff. Choose from 12 concurrent sessions for practical resources and new strategies you can use right away. The conference will include sessions for staff at all levels of experience. Read more and register to attend at
Nominate Your Colleague For An Award for Excellence in Volunteer Engagement

This award honors a K-12 or ABE professional who demonstrates vision, diligence and commitment to integrating volunteers into their program. Nominate your colleague at

The deadline for submissions is November 8. Awards will be presented at the Literacy Volunteer Management Conference on December 6. 

Questions? Contact Wendy at or 651-251-9063.

Updates & Resources  

Distance Learning 101: PD Cohort Opportunity

Distance Learning 101: Foundations of Distance Education & Blended Learning is a professional development cohort focused on research, best practices, planning, and implementation of distance learning programming in MN ABE contexts.

Apply to participate
by September 20!

Math Institute on September 20 – Registration OPEN!

Do you teach math? Do you want to learn strategies for building conceptual understanding and helping your students express their thinking? This is a Math Institute you won't want to miss! We have 3 amazing expert presenters plus travel scholarships available.

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

This fall, we invite your learners to share their voices and submit their original stories and art for publication in the 2020 edition of Journeys. Friday, December 6 is the deadline for this year’s submissions. The submission webform is now open!


New Adult Career Pathways Networking Group

New this year! Keep up to date with all things ACP-related by joining the ACP Networking group. This is an online networking community of practice using the Schoology platform, with a designated facilitator.


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