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.
Teaching ABE Students About Mental Health, created by PANDA’s consultant and 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 around several common mental health concerns through multimedia lesson plans and related resources. Finally, you’ll write a reflection paper and adapt a lesson plan in order 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.
Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness workshop is intended to address the re-licensure area of Understanding Key Warning Signs of Early Onset Mental Illness in Adolescents and Adults and Suicide Prevention for Adult Educators workshop is intended to address the re-licensure area for suicide prevention. PANDA training courses are available on the Literacy Minnesota online training site. https://online.themlc.org/
PANDA’s Universal Design for Learning (UDL) webcast training is available annually during the month of January each year. This workshop is intended to address the re-licensure area of the area of Adapting Curriculum. Sixteen CEUs are awarded. Click here to find detailed information about the course.