Deadlines & Registration  

HELPFUL HINT: To see ALL upcoming events and registration/application deadlines, go to Calendar of Events and click on VIEW ALL EVENTS


Registration for the 2019 ABE Summer Institute is now open!  Visit for registration information and learn more about what Summer Institute has to offer this year. Early bird registration ends July 26, 2019.

ATLAS is seeking applications for ABE teachers and administrators to serve as program representatives on three advisory teams.  Each of the teams is tasked with designing relevant, meaningful, and effective professional development for practitioners within its area of focus:
  • Language & Literacy Advisory Team (known as LLATé) 
  • Minnesota Numeracy Instruction Advisory Team (known as the  MNI A-Team)
  • Transitions Professional Development Advisory Team
Visit the ATLAS website APPLICATIONS page to access all three applications, which are due May 24. Questions? Email Patsy Egan at

Updates & Resources  

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Do you teach non-native speakers of English?  Interested in connecting with ESL teachers from a variety of contexts statewide?  The MELEd conference in November is attended by over 1200 ESL professionals, and this year ATLAS will be offering scholarships!  Priority will be given to those presenting, so read on to learn how to submit a proposal by the May 24 deadline.

New DL Platforms

The number of accepted time-on-task proxy hour distance learning platforms has been growing rapidly, as practitioners identify and document resources that can benefit learners. Find out which platforms were approved recently.


Top Ten​ Considerations When Selecting Technology Tools for the Non-Traditional Classroom

Integrating technology in the classroom is likely a goal that most – if not all – of us have. But how can we do it? To begin to answer this, we must first carefully select the tools that we will integrate into the classroom.


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