Opportunities for Teachers
PANDA provides professional development in the areas of disabilities, mental illness and specific learning disorders at all Minnesota ABE events. All PANDA professional development workshops are FREE to Minnesota ABE staff
The following PANDA courses are available on CANVAS. Click on the title of course to access:
The Three L’s: The Difference Between Learning Disability, Low Ability, and Low Literacy workshop is intended to meet the relicensure area of modifying and adapting curricula, materials, and strategies. This course offers 3 CEUs.
Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Other Traumas Which Can Impact Adult Student Learning workshop is intended to meet the relicensure area of Understanding Students’ Mental Illness Trauma. This course offers 3 CEUs.
Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness workshop is intended to address the relicensure area of Understanding Key Warning Signs of Early Onset Mental Illness in Adolescents and Adults. This course offers 3 CEUs.
Suicide Prevention for Adult Educators workshop is intended to address the relicensure area for Suicide Prevention. This course offers 1.5 CEUs.
ATLAS Professional Development Catalog
Provides an overview of all Minnesota Adult Education professional development opportunities in one convenient, searchable place. https://mnpdcatalog.org/. Scheduled activities are linked to the Minnesota Adult Education events calendar. https://atlasabe.org/events/
ACCESSIBLE PRESENTATION METHODS
THE FOLLOWING COURSE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME:
Teaching ABE Students About Mental Health, created by former PANDA consultant and former Robbinsdale Adult Academic Program teacher, Colleen Crossley. This is a recorded webinar that you take at your own pace. Everyone knows that physical health is important to students’ well-being. Often, though, educators are reluctant to tackle the topic of mental health in the ABE classroom. They may believe they lack requisite knowledge, or they may be uncomfortable discussing such weighty or personal topics. By attending this virtual workshop, you will become more comfortable with and knowledgeable about mental health in general. You will explore the basics of several common mental health concerns through multimedia lesson plans and related resources. Finally, you’ll write a reflection paper and adapt a lesson plan to help you gain confidence teaching it! After completion of the recorded workshop, submit your reflection paper and lesson plan to PANDA. Four CEUs intended to address the re-licensure area of Understanding Key Warning Signs of Early Onset Mental Illness in Adolescents and Adults will be provided upon approval. Click HERE to access the registration form. After you complete and submit the registration form, you will receive an email with the link to the training.