2018 Summer Institute Pre-Conference Sessions 

The ABE Foundations pre-conference session is 9.5 hours long. The session begins on Tuesday, August 14 (1:30 pm-7:30 pm) and continues on Wednesday, August 15 (8:15-11:45 am).  Participants must attend both days.  Tuesday dinner and Wednesday breakfast are included in the pre-conference registration fee.

The CCRS Foundations pre-conference sessions are 7.5 hours long. The sessions begin on Tuesday, August 14 (3:30 pm-7:30 pm) and continue on Wednesday, August 15 (8:15-11:45 am).  Participants must attend both days.  Tuesday dinner and Wednesday breakfast are included in the pre-conference registration fee.

Workshop Descriptions:

ABE Foundations

Are you new to Adult Basic Education (ABE)?  Do you want to explore questions and ideas with colleagues from around the state?  Wondering where you fit in the big picture of ABE?

This pre-conference workshop will provide an overview of Adult Basic Education in Minnesota for administrators and instructors who are new to the field or would like a review of the basics.  We'll cover a variety of topics, including:  ABE students and their goals; the ABE delivery system; funding; ABE content standards; adult secondary credentials; policy and accountability expectations; and professional development.  

You will have the opportunity to ask your questions, meet ABE professionals from around the state, participate in roundtable discussions, and learn about additional professional development options.  All staff new to ABE are encouraged to attend this session!

College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) Foundations: ELA/Literacy

This pre-conference session is for those who are beginning their exploration of the CCR standards for English Language Arts/literacy! Join us as we explore the key instructional shifts that shape these standards:  Text Complexity, Evidence, and Knowledge. We’ll talk about how the four strands of ELA (reading, writing, speaking & listening, and language) work together and find ways to apply to your specific teaching level and context!   CCRS Foundations training is a prerequisite for the CCRS Implementation Cohort and Adult Diploma Training.

Target audience: instructors who teach literacy, administrators who oversee ELA/literacy programming

Note: This information was also presented in the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Summer Institute pre-conference offerings, and the 2016, 2017, 2018 Language & Literacy Institutes.

College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) Foundations: Mathematics  

This pre-conference session is for those who are beginning their exploration of the CCR standards for Mathematics! Join us as we explore the key instructional shifts of Focus, Coherence, and Rigor, as well as the 8 Mathematical Practices. Come find ways to apply the Math standards and practices to your specific teaching level and context!   CCRS Foundations training is a prerequisite for the CCRS Implementation Cohort and Adult Diploma Training.

Target audience: instructors who teach math, administrators who oversee math programming

Note: This information was also presented in the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Summer Institute pre-conference offerings and the 2017 Math Institute.