2008 ABE SUMMER INSTITUTE Thursday: Opening Address. Dr. Barry Shaffer MN State Director of Adult Education. Welcome and Thank You. Literacy Minnesota and MCEA Planning Committee MDE Coordination – Astrid Liden St. John’s University Presenters Participants and Awardees Weather.
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Dr. Barry Shaffer
MN State Director of Adult Education
NavigationAdult Basic Education
Basic Landmarks Oral language - mimicry
Sun, Stars, Moon Mentor, teacher, helper
Map Printed materials
Compass Schools, programs
Radio Beacons Overheads, computers
Satellites, GPS Internet, distance ed.
500 delivery sites statewide
FY 2007 FY 2008
Students 74,708 74,656
Hours 5,214,101 5,054,208
(61% of enrollees)Number of Students and Contact Hours
ESL 32,271 (45%)
ABE 24,514 (34%)
GED/Diploma 14,674 (21%)
FY 1999 FY 2008 FY 2009
$16,300,000 41,059,000 42,292,000
$ 4,433,000 6,808,000 6,725,000
$20,733,000 47,867,000 49,017,000
Cost/Student = $641
Cost/Hour = $9.47State and Federal Allocations
FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008
ABE 34% 31% 36% 41%
ESL 31% 35% 40% 44%
Why is level completion success so important?
Explore the New Minnesota ABE Disability Website:
The new ABE Disability Website, will be launched Thursday (today) at a concurrent session at 2:15 in the Peter Engel Lab 238. Website authors include some or our own ABE professionals.
New Products You Might Encounter…
A job is shared by 4 workers, W, X, Y, and Z. Worker W does 1/4 of the total hours. Worker X does 1/3 of the total hours. Worker Y does 1/6 of the total hours. What fraction represents the remaining hours allocated to person Z?
How many 4 letter permutations can be made from the letter set: A B C D E ?
x set: A B C D E ?2 - x - 6 =
Which pair of equations does NOT have a solution? set: A B C D E ?A) x + y = -1 4x - 3y = 24
B) 4x + 6y = 12 6x + 9y = 12C) 2x - 3y = -4 2x + y = 4D) 5x - 4y = 9 x - 2y = -3
KEEP YOUR COOL set: A B C D E ?
GET ALL THE HELP YOU NEED set: A B C D E ?
BE SAFE set: A B C D E ?
ENCOUNTER FEW set: A B C D E ?
FIND SUCCESS COMES EASY set: A B C D E ?
TURN CHAOS INTO ORDER set: A B C D E ?
If you can do all that, and smile along the way, you will have a pleasant, relaxed year……
THE END have a pleasant, relaxed year……