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SABES is changing! So will this website. You’ll still be able to find important PD events and resources just as before, but the site will be configured a bit differently. Stay tuned!

SABES Professional Development

Curriculum & Instruction PD Centers

  • Content knowledge
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Instructional leadership
  • Learning disabilities and difficulties
  • Integration of digital literacy
  • Diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment
  • Professional standards
  • Cultural competence

Additional Resources, PD, and Support

  • Website, calendar, registration and SABES promotional activities
  • Massachusetts adult education system information and resources
  • Massachusetts adult education system information and resources
  • Partner PD organizations and events

What's New at SABES

Read the latest ELA blog post: September 11, 2018: Teaching History with Multimedia —Marie LeBlanc, Mass. Department of Corrections Catch up on the previous posts on the SABES ELA blog, Reflect...

Increasingly, adult educators assist students in accessing occupational training and academic instruction to achieve the employment outcomes required by WIOA by offering Integrated Education and...

In the face-to-face session, we investigate research-based principles and practices that support second language acquisition (SLA) of adult ESOL learners. Our exploration is guided by some of the...

Learn about the critical role the Workplace Education Planning and Evaluation Team (PET) plays in the design, student recruitment, and overall success of your program. We will discuss strategies for...

SABES Tips and Highlights

HQPD acknowledges and addresses the unique context of ABE, the variety of preparation and experience with which adult educators come to ABE, and the diverse realities and needs of adult learners. 

Massachusetts Adult Education Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD)

You may recognize the three women on our new banner image! They are Ana Rodriguez, Laura Porter, and Pesha Black, at our PD workshop Redesigning Career Pathways Programs for Adult Student Success held in Worcester last November.

Review the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL to find out. Then sign up for one of the SABES professional development sessions, which provide teachers with opportunities to investigate the standards and customize their own PD–whether they are novice or experienced practitioners. Look for ESOL courses on our SABES calendar.

#2. HQPD has clear goals and objectives relevant to desired student outcomes.

#4. HQPD is informed by data, research, and/or standards relevant to the identified goals, objectives, and audience.

Massachusetts Adult Education Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD)

HQPD promotes collaboration among educators to encourage sharing of ideas and working together to achieve the identified goals and objectives. 

Massachusetts Adult Education Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD)

"I have also learned that there are different ways to approach a proportion question, and if the student can articulate his reasoning, then we can both learn from each other."

Making Sense of Proportional Reasoning, December, 2017

From a program director:

"I wanted to let you know that I just watched your overview of the CCR Math Standards, and was (again) so inspired! Thanks for putting your video out into the world, in the way you did."

Watch the video here.

"I have learned through the SABES class how to use more open-ended questions to have my student articulate the concepts and extend their application. This will strengthen his understanding and ability to apply the concepts."

Making Sense of Proportional Reasoning, December, 2017

Check Out the SABES Calendar of Events

View upcoming events from the SABES PD Centers and ACLS on the SABES calendar.

The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline

Information about adult education programs and resources, online and at (800) 447-8844

Looking for an Adult Education job in Massachusetts?

Search available jobs or post openings here.