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Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations (Online) Mon, 08/28/2017 - 9:00am

Part of learning a new language is learning how to talk about math. Unfortunately, math has not traditionally been a regular part of adult ESOL instruction, and many ESOL teachers are not comfortable teaching it. This self-paced, moderated online course is the first in a series for ESOL teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of math and learn how to integrate math and numeracy skills into their ESOL classrooms.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction—September (Online) Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:00am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics.

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. After you register, you will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course.

Foundations for New Staff: Overview of the Adult Education Field—September (Online) Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:00am

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) requires all new staff to complete the 15-hour Foundations for New Staff (FNS) course in the first 12 months of employment.The FNS has two components: Overview of the Adult Education (AE) Field and the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. Educators do not need to take this course if they already possess a certificate of completion from the FNS or its predecessor New Staff Orientation

Overview of the AE Field is the first component and a 5-hour online course. A new cohort for this online  course begins the first of every month.  This month’s course will run between September 1 and September 29, 2017. The registration period for each month’s course closes one week prior to the end of the previous month to allow for enrollment logistics.

Upon completing the Overview of the AE Field online course, teachers are required to take the 10-hour Art of Teaching course, and advisors are required to take the 10-hour Art of Advising course. 

Note: All staff must successfully complete the Overview of the AE Field online course before attending the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. However, practitioners are encouraged to register for these courses before completing the Overview of the AE Field course to ensure there is space.

Overview of EBRI—September (Online) Tue, 09/05/2017 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

CCRSAE Standards for Mathematical Practice (Online) Sat, 09/09/2017 - 9:00am

This series introduces the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice, as described in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) for Mathematics. No prior knowledge of the Mathematical Practices or the CCRSAE is required.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA—September (Online) Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:15am

This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE for ELA).

Continuous Improvement Planning: An Overview (Online) Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:00am

Continuous Improvement Planning: An Overview focuses on the use of a systematic process of program assessment, goal setting, plan development, and evaluation to maximize program outcomes. This self-paced, 5 hour course is available through the Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) Blackboard learning management system.

Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE and ESOL Classroom (Online) Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:00am

This six-week online course provides hands-on activities to prepare instructors and advisors to incorporate lessons from the Integrating Career Awareness (ICA) curriculum guide into classroom instruction and advising to assist students with education and career planning.

Analyzing Student Work to Inform Math Instruction (Cambridge/Hybrid) Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:15am

Analyzing Student Work to Inform Math Instruction is a blended online and face-to-face course for adult education instructors at all levels (novice, intermediate, and advanced) who are looking to improve their ability to analyze and make use of student work in mathematics. In this course, we will look at both student videos and student written work, with a stronger emphasis on the latter. Participants are encouraged to collect and bring examples of student work from their own classes to the face-to-face session.

Exploring Exponents (Online) Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:15am

In this course, you will deepen your conceptual understanding of exponents by exploring the connections among in/out tables, graphs, equations, and verbal expressions. Each lesson begins with a question to pique your interest in the topic. Through exploration, you will investigate the effect that exponents can have on situations.

EBRI: The Diagnostic Reading Assessment (Devens) Mon, 09/25/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This three-part training covers how to administer and interpret diagnostic reading assessments for AE learners, how to build individual reading profiles, and how to use this information to plan effective instruction. This training is a prerequisite for all further EBRI (evidence-based reading instruction) trainings. NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

National Conference: 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy (Minneapolis, MN) Wed, 09/27/2017 - 9:00am to Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:00pm

ProLiteracy, 2017 US Conference on Adult Literacy (USCAL)

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Contact: ProLiteracy, 888-528-2224, Website: https://www.proliteracy.org/Professional-Development/ProLiteracy-Conference

#ProLitCon 

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Starting the New Year (Online) Thu, 09/28/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical areas that need to be addressed when starting the new year: post-planning class completion, adding staff, assigning teachers, updating contact information, etc.
  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.
From Class to Classify: Effective Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners: Part 1 (Holyoke/Hybrid) Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Based on research from the Center for Applied Linguistics, this workshop focuses on the four recommended elements of vocabulary instruction and how to incorporate them into our ESOL teaching practice. A major focus will be on practical applications for our classrooms.

Getting Your Message Across: Communication Strategies for ESOL Teachers (Devens) Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

This two-hour workshop is a practical introduction to strategies that ESOL teachers can use to communicate clearly with students, especially those at the beginning level.

Overview of EBRI—October (Online) Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings. NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Foundations for New Staff: Overview of the Adult Education Field—October (Online) Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:00am

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) requires all new staff to complete the 15-hour Foundations for New Staff (FNS) course in the first 12 months of employment.The FNS has two components: Overview of the Adult Education (AE) Field and the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. Educators do not need to take this course if they already possess a certificate of completion from the FNS or its predecessor New Staff Orientation

Overview of the AE Field is the first component and a 5-hour online course. A new cohort for this online  course begins the first of every month. This month’s course will run between October 1 and September 31, 2017. The registration period for each month’s course closes one week prior to the end of the previous month to allow for enrollment logistics.

Upon completing the Overview of the AE Field online course, teachers are required to take the 10-hour Art of Teaching course, and advisors are required to take the 10-hour Art of Advising course. 

Note: All staff must successfully complete the Overview of the AE Field online course before attending the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. However, practitioners are encouraged to register for these courses before completing the Overview of the AE Field course to ensure there is space.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction—October (Online) Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:00am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics. 

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. After you register, you will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instruction on how to access the course.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

Welcome to Atomic Learning: Tech Tool Tutorials (Online) Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:00am

Atomic Learning is a collection of hundreds of free online training and professional development video tutorials for educators. As educators, we all know that there is never enough time in the school year to search for and review new technology. With that in mind, every quarter the SABES PD Center for Distance Learning and Technology Support will showcase five Atomic Learning tutorials for you to try in your classroom. 

The Art of Hiring and Parting Ways (Online) Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:00am

The online course, The Art of Hiring and Parting Ways focuses on the importance of hiring the "right" employee by establishing a process of competency-based hiring within your program. This self-paced, 5-hour course is accessed through the Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) Blackboard learning management system. 

EBRI: The Diagnostic Reading Assessment (Cambridge) Mon, 10/02/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This three-part training covers how to administer and interpret diagnostic reading assessments for AE learners, how to build individual reading profiles, and how to use this information to plan effective instruction. This training is a prerequisite for all further EBRI (evidence-based reading instruction) trainings. 
NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Contextualized Instruction (Online) Mon, 10/02/2017 - 9:00am

Contextualized instruction is an effective classroom practice that helps students develop academic skills and career awareness of current industry and sector-focused issues. In this highly participatory, facilitated online course, you will learn about the principles and techniques of contextualized instruction, which will help you achieve your long-term instructional goals.

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adaptive Test Administrator Training (Worcester) Wed, 10/04/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The BEST Plus 2.0 seven-hour training is the first of three steps to become certified to administer the BEST Plus 2.0 test.

The other two steps, which must be completed within 3 weeks of the training, are to:

  1. Complete 10 practice test administrations
  2. Pass a Scoring Activity using the DVD in the BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Toolkit

*** Participants must arrive on time and attend the entire session. Also, please remember to bring a lunch.

Revitalizing Your Program Culture: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It (Online) Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

This webinar series will offer tools, strategies, and a framework for defining, assessing, and creating a program culture that supports student success—in particular, the seamless integration of technology and distance learning education. 

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA—October (Online) Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:15am

This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE for ELA).

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Worcester) Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted one month prior to each meeting.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Starting the New Year (Online) Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical areas that need to be addressed when starting the new year: post-planning class completion, adding staff, assigning teachers, updating contact information, etc.
  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.
CCRSAE Standards for Mathematical Practice (Online) Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:30pm

This series introduces the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice, as described in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) for Mathematics. No prior knowledge of the Practices or the CCRSAE is required.

EMPower Plus in the Classroom (Fall River) Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

This workshop provides you with an introduction to using the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)-aligned EMPower Plus materials.

From Class to Classify: Effective Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners: Part 3 (Holyoke/Hybrid) Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Based on research from the Center for Applied Linguistics, this workshop focuses on the four recommended elements of vocabulary instruction and how to incorporate them into our ESOL teaching practice. A major focus will be on practical applications for our classrooms.

Building a Solid Foundation (Cambridge) Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

In this course, you will build your own math content knowledge as you learn strategies for teaching topics conceptually, not just procedurally. This four-session series consists of full-day trainings over several months with homework between sessions. Activities will be hands-on and exploratory.  Teachers must commit to all four sessions. Teachers with students at a variety of levels are encouraged to attend.

Intercultural Awareness (Brockton/Hybrid) Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

In this three-part workshop, we look at ESOL instruction through the lens of intercultural awareness to identify beliefs about language learning and teaching, the roles of the teacher and student in the classroom, and the cultural backgrounds and educational goals of our learners. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three components, you will have opportunities to try out new ways to integrate intercultural awareness into your teaching practice and receive professional development support while doing so.

This workshop is one of six based on the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL. 

Enhancing Student Motivation, Part 1 (Boston) Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:45am to 3:30pm

This event is for teachers and advisors to learn about the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a form of empathic dialogue used to strengthen a student’s motivation and commitment toward a goal by eliciting and exploring their reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

After you attend this session, you will be eligible to attend Enhancing Student Motivation, Part 2, on November 2.

Art of Teaching (Cambridge) Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

SMARTT New User (Online) Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:00am

The SMARTT New User online course is a self-paced, moderated training designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified. 

TABE CLAS-E Consolidated Reading and Writing Administration Assessment Training (Holyoke) Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

This offering will train practitioners to administer and score the TABE CLAS-E Interview and Locator test, administer and score the TABE CLAS-E Reading test (upon completion of an open book test), and administer (but not score) the two TABE CLAS-E Writing components. 

To become certified to ADMINISTER AND SCORE the expository writing component of the TABE CLAS-E Writing test, you MUST ATTEND this training AND the TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring offering (scheduled 10/17/2017), AND complete the scoring activity.

***Lunch is scheduled for 30 minutes. Please bring your own.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment Training (Holyoke) Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.  Before attending this training, you need to attend the TABE CLAS-E Reading and Writing Administration training or be previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test.

Within three weeks following the training, you are required to successfully complete a scoring activity. This completes requirements to be certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.

EBRI: Teaching Advanced Readers (Worcester) Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Explore ways to support adult learners who read at GLE 9–12 through evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI).

  1. Face-to-face session in Worcester: Tuesday, 10/17/17
  2. Webinar: Thursday, 11/30/17; choose from either 10:00 am-12:00 pm or 4:00 pm-6:00 pm.
Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Lawrence) Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted one month prior to each meeting.

Art of Teaching (Lawrence) Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This three-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

EBRI: Teaching Advanced Readers (Holyoke) Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Explore ways to support adult learners who read at GLE 9–12 through evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI).

  1. Face-to-face session in Holyoke: Wednesday, 10/18/17
  2. Webinar: Thursday, 11/30/17; choose from either 10:00 am-12:00 pm or 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
TABE CLAS-E Consolidated Reading and Writing Administration Assessment Training (Haverhill) Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

This offering will train practitioners to administer and score the TABE CLAS-E Interview and Locator test, administer and score the TABE CLAS-E Reading test (upon completion of an open book test), and administer (but not score) the two TABE CLAS-E Writing components. 

To become certified to ADMINISTER AND SCORE the expository writing component of the TABE CLAS-E Writing test, you MUST ATTEND this training AND the TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring offering (scheduled 10/26/2017), AND complete the scoring activity.

***Lunch is scheduled for 30 minutes. Please bring your own.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Boston) Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted one month prior to each meeting.

Art of Teaching (Holyoke) Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

Art of Teaching (Fall River) Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

Foundations for New Staff: Art of Advising—Part I (Boston) Tue, 10/24/2017 - 9:45am to 3:30pm

Foundations for New Staff: Art of Advising introduces new advisors to tools, strategies, and concepts they can apply directly to the education and career planning process to help students plan their next steps. While this course is geared towards new advisors, it can also benefit experienced advisors seeking to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Art of Teaching (Lawrence) Tue, 10/24/2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This three-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

Writing Responses to Text-Dependent Questions (Northampton) Wed, 10/25/2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Help your students gain confidence in writing an argument essay, including the process of dissecting the prompt, formulating a debatable claim, and identifying the textual evidence needed to support their claim.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment Training (Haverhill) Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.  Before attending this training, you need to attend the TABE CLAS-E Reading and Writing Administration training or be previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test.

Within three weeks following the training, you are required to successfully complete a scoring activity. This completes requirements to be certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.

Writing Responses to Text-Dependent Questions (Methuen) Fri, 10/27/2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Help your students gain confidence in writing an argument essay, including the process of dissecting the prompt, formulating a debatable claim, and identifying the textual evidence needed to support their claim.

Art of Teaching (Cambridge) Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

Art of Teaching (Worcester) Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

TABE CLAS-E Consolidated Reading and Writing Administration Assessment Training (Cambridge) Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm

This offering will train practitioners to administer and score the TABE CLAS-E Interview and Locator test, administer and score the TABE CLAS-E Reading test (upon completion of an open book test), and administer (but not score) the two TABE CLAS-E Writing components. 

To become certified to ADMINISTER AND SCORE the expository writing component of the TABE CLAS-E Writing test, you MUST ATTEND this training AND the TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring offering (scheduled 11/08/2017), AND complete the scoring activity.

No Lunch!

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Springfield) Mon, 10/30/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted one month prior to each meeting.

Overview of EBRI—November (Online) Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings. 
NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Foundations for New Staff: Overview of the Adult Education Field—November (Online) Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:00am

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) requires all new staff to complete the 15-hour Foundations for New Staff (FNS) course in the first 12 months of employment.The FNS has two components: Overview of the Adult Education (AE) Field and the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. Educators do not need to take this course if they already possess a certificate of completion from the FNS or its predecessor New Staff Orientation

Overview of the AE Field is the first component and a 5-hour online course. A new cohort for this online  course begins the first of every month.  This month’s course will run between November 1 and September 30, 2017. The registration period for each month’s course closes one week prior to the end of the previous month to allow for enrollment logistics.

Upon completing the Overview of the AE Field online course, teachers are required to take the 10-hour Art of Teaching course, and advisors are required to take the 10-hour Art of Advising course. 

Note: All staff must successfully complete the Overview of the AE Field online course before attending the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. However, practitioners are encouraged to register for these courses before completing the Overview of the AE Field course to ensure there is space.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction—November (Online) Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:00am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics.

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

Welcome to Atomic Learning: Tech Tool Tutorials (Online) Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:00am

Atomic Learning is a collection of hundreds of free online training and professional development video tutorials for educators. As educators, we all know that there is never enough time in the school year to search for and review new technology. With that in mind, every quarter the SABES PD Center for Distance Learning and Technology Support will showcase five Atomic Learning tutorials for you to try in your classroom. 

Enhancing Student Motivation, Part 2 (Boston) Thu, 11/02/2017 - 9:45am to 3:30pm

This session builds on the concepts and skills presented in Enhancing Student Motivation, Part 1. You will delve more deeply into the individual Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills of Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries (OARS) and the use of reflections and summaries to direct the conversation toward students’ motivation. During the session, you will have the opportunity to practice and experiment with reflections and summaries and MI-based feedback (i.e., MI coaching). 

Using Formative Assessment in Standards-Based Instruction: Pilot (Boston) Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

This two-part workshop prepares instructors to create and use formative assessment as part of their daily standards-based instruction. In Part 1, participants learn about the basics of formative assessment and consider formative assessment approaches; in Part 2, participants use a guiding process to create new assessments for their own standards-based lessons.

Bringing Civics Concepts to Life in the ESOL Classroom (Worcester) Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

This workshop outlines a range of civics topics and activities that extend beyond citizenship preparation and are meaningful to English language learners (ELs) at all levels.

Art of Teaching (Holyoke) Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

Art of Teaching (Fall River) Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

Mathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Benchmark Percentages and Decimals (Online) Mon, 11/06/2017 - 9:00am

Part of learning a new language is learning how to talk about math. Unfortunately, math has not traditionally been a regular part of adult ESOL instruction, and many ESOL teachers are not comfortable teaching it. This self-paced, moderated online course is the second in a series for ESOL teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of math and learn how to integrate math and numeracy skills into their ESOL classrooms. 

Revitalizing Your Program Culture: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It (Online) Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

This webinar series will offer tools, strategies, and a framework for defining, assessing, and creating a program culture that supports student success—in particular, the seamless integration of technology and distance learning education. 

Art of Teaching (Lawrence) Tue, 11/07/2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This three-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adaptive Test Administrator Training (Holyoke) Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The BEST Plus 2.0 seven-hour training is the first of three steps to become certified to administer the BEST Plus 2.0 test.

The other two steps, which must be completed within 3 weeks of the training, are to:

  1. Complete 10 practice test administrations
  2. Pass a Scoring Activity using the DVD in the BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Toolkit

*** Participants must arrive on time and attend the entire session. Also, please remember to bring a lunch.

Foundations for New Staff: Art of Advising—Part II (Boston) Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:45am to 3:30pm

Foundations for New Staff: Art of Advising introduces new advisors to tools, strategies, and concepts they can apply directly to the education and career planning process to help students plan their next steps. While this course is geared towards new advisors, it can also benefit experienced advisors seeking to refresh their knowledge and skills. 

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment Training (Cambridge) Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.  Before attending this training, you need to attend the TABE CLAS-E Reading and Writing Administration training or be previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test.

Within three weeks following the training, you are required to successfully complete a scoring activity. This completes requirements to be certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.

Instructional Shifts for the CCRSAE for Math (Online) Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

This series introduces the three key instructional shifts in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for Mathematics (CCRSAE for Math): focus, coherence, and rigor. No prior knowledge of the instructional shifts or the CCRSAE is required.

EBRI: Reading Fluency for GLE 0-3 (Cambridge) Thu, 11/09/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Gain an understanding of reading fluency and its vital role in reading comprehension through one face-to-face session and two online sessions.

SMARTT New User (Holyoke) Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The SMARTT New User course is designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified.

National Conference: National College Transition Network (NCTN) (Providence, RI) Sun, 11/12/2017 - 9:00am to Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:00pm

The National College Transition Network at World Education tenth annual national conference on Effective Transitions in Adult Education
Location: Providence, RI
Website: http://www.collegetransition.org/conferences.overview.html

Integrated Education and Training (IET) Design Institute at NCTN: The Nuts and Bolts of Designing IET Programs: Models, Tools, and Tips for Success

Sunday, November 12, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM and Monday, November 13, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

This 1½ -day interactive professional development opportunity focuses on three themes that are key to successful IET program planning and implementation in the context of WIOA:

  1. IET program design considerations and options 
  2. Partnerships with training providers, employers, and social supports 
  3. Basic skills curriculum development for IET programs

The Institute will be interactive with many opportunities for networking and learning from colleagues, including IET program presenters. Participants will receive hands-on training to use the tools that are provided and be encouraged to adapt them to their own contexts.  They will leave the Institute with a plan of action for designing their own IET program and developing a basic skills curriculum for it. For full details and how to register, visit the website: http://www.cvent.com/events/effective-transitions-in-adult-education-conference-2017/custom-114-a027eab45e0c4ed8a9e514b919f27248.aspx.

Intro to Cognos (Online) Mon, 11/13/2017 - 5:00am

This online course is a moderated, self-paced introduction to Cognos. You will learn about key features and areas in Cognos, as well as how to access, create, save, print, and manage essential performance data reports.

How Do You Know Your Learners are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Boston/Hybrid) Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This three-part workshop looks at various reasons and ways to assess ESOL learners’ language learning, such as determining their class level and learning needs, monitoring and acknowledging their progress, and informing instructional plans. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three sessions, you will have opportunities to try out new formative and summative assessment tools and techniques in your practice and receive professional development support while doing so.

This workshop is one of six that were developed to support ESOL teachers in gaining proficiency in and mastery of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL. 

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA—November (Online) Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:15am

This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE and ELA).

Instructional Shifts for the CCRSAE for Math (Online) Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

This series introduces the three key instructional shifts in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for Mathematics (CCRSAE for Math): focus, coherence, and rigor. No prior knowledge of the instructional shifts or the CCRSAE is required.

EBRI: The Diagnostic Reading Assessment (Fall River) Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

This three-part training covers how to administer and interpret diagnostic reading assessments for AE learners, how to build individual reading profiles, and how to use this information to plan effective instruction. This training is a prerequisite for all further EBRI (evidence-based reading instruction) trainings. 
NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Differentiating Instruction for Mixed-Level ESOL Classes (Lawrence/Hybrid) Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This workshop is a repeat of a series held in the fall of 2016. In this series, participants extend their knowledge and use of games and activities in the ESOL classroom for the purpose of achieving a high level of differentiation, which is the logical approach to managing mixed-level, mixed-skill, mixed-age ESOL classrooms. With a high degree of differentiation, teachers can assure that all learners are profiting from class time in the best possible way.  

Building a Solid Foundation (Cambridge) Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

In this course, you will build your own math content knowledge as you learn strategies for teaching topics conceptually, not just procedurally. This four-session series consists of full-day trainings over several months with homework between sessions. Activities will be hands-on and exploratory.  Teachers must commit to all four sessions. Teachers with students at a variety of levels are encouraged to attend.

Non-Print-Literate English Learners: A Very Special Population (Boston/Hybrid) Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This three-part workshop is based on what the research tells us about non-literate learners, why they learn differently, the basic skills they need, and how you can teach these skills.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Boston) Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted one month prior to each meeting.

Art of Teaching (Quincy) Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

Art of Teaching (Worcester) Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

Overview of EBRI—November (Online) Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:00pm

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings. 
NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Overview of EBRI—December (Online) Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.
NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Foundations for New Staff: Overview of the Adult Education Field—December (Online) Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:00am

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) requires all new staff to complete the 15-hour Foundations for New Staff (FNS) course in the first 12 months of employment.The FNS has two components: Overview of the Adult Education (AE) Field and the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. Educators do not need to take this course if they already possess a certificate of completion from the FNS or its predecessor New Staff Orientation

Overview of the AE Field is the first component and a 5-hour online course. A new cohort for this online  course begins the first of every month.  This month’s course will run between December 1 and December 31, 2017. The registration period for each month’s course closes one week prior to the end of the previous month to allow for enrollment logistics.

Upon completing the Overview of the AE Field online course, teachers are required to take the 10-hour Art of Teaching course, and advisors are required to take the 10-hour Art of Advising course. 

Note: All staff must successfully complete the Overview of the AE Field online course before attending the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. However, practitioners are encouraged to register for these courses before completing the Overview of the AE Field course to ensure there is space.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction—December (Online) Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:00am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics.

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

Welcome to Atomic Learning: Tech Tool Tutorials (Online) Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:00am

Atomic Learning is a collection of hundreds of free online training and professional development video tutorials for educators. As educators, we all know that there is never enough time in the school year to search for and review new technology. With that in mind, every quarter the SABES PD Center for Distance Learning and Technology Support will showcase five Atomic Learning tutorials for you to try in your classroom. 

From Class to Classify: Effective Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners: Part 1 (Boston/Hybrid) Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Based on research from the Center for Applied Linguistics, this workshop focuses on the four recommended elements of vocabulary instruction and how to incorporate them into our ESOL teaching practice. A major focus will be on practical applications for our classrooms.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Holyoke) Fri, 12/01/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted one month prior to each meeting.

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adapted Test Administrator Training (Methuen) Sat, 12/02/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The BEST Plus 2.0 seven-hour training is the first of three steps to become certified to administer the BEST Plus 2.0 test.

The other two steps, which must be completed within 3 weeks of the training, are to:

  1. Complete 10 practice test administrations
  2. Pass a Scoring Activity using the DVD in the BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Toolkit

*** Participants must arrive on time and attend the entire session. Also, please remember to bring a lunch.

Art of Teaching (Quincy) Sat, 12/02/2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

EBRI: Comprehension and Vocabulary Through Building Knowledge (GLE 9-12) (Cambridge) Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Gain a practical understanding of the vital role that Building Knowledge (one of the College and career Readiness Standards for Adult Education [CCRSAE] instructional shifts) plays in reading comprehension, through one face-to-face session and two online sessions. 

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Worcester) Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted one month prior to each meeting.

TABE 9/10 Administering the TABE Assessment (Worcester) Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

TABE 9/10 training prepares participants to administer and score the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Forms 9/10.  The training includes a PowerPoint presentation, direct practice with the test, and a review of ESE-ACLS policies and procedures. To be certified in the TABE 9/10 administration and scoring, participants must pass a competency quiz. 

TABE LEVEL L Administering the TABE Assessment (Worcester) Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00pm

Practitioners who work with ABE students at low reading levels will want to use this test as a pre and post-test, a diagnostic tool, or both. After completing this training, practitioners will be certified to administer the TABE L reading test.

Practitioners must complete training for TABE 9/10 prior to this training. Both trainings may be taken on the same day.

Building a Solid Foundation (Cambridge) Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

In this course, you will build your own math content knowledge as you learn strategies for teaching topics conceptually, not just procedurally. This four-session series consists of full-day trainings over several months with homework between sessions. Activities will be hands-on and exploratory.  Teachers must commit to all four sessions. Teachers with students at a variety of levels are encouraged to attend.

ESOL Curriculum and Instructional Design (Brockton/Hybrid) Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This three-part workshop guides you through a systematic approach to curriculum development based on the Massachusetts ESOL Curriculum Framework, the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE), and clearly articulated learner goals and outcomes. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three components, you will have opportunities to try out this approach as you plan your instruction and receive professional development support while doing so.

This workshop is one of six based on the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

From Class to Classify: Effective Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners: Part 3 (Boston/Hybrid) Fri, 12/15/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Based on research from the Center for Applied Linguistics, this workshop focuses on the four recommended elements of vocabulary instruction and how to incorporate them into our ESOL teaching practice. A major focus will be on practical applications for our classrooms.

Overview of EBRI—January (Online) Mon, 01/01/2018 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.
NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Foundations for New Staff: Overview of the Adult Education Field—January (Online) Mon, 01/01/2018 - 8:00am

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) requires all new staff to complete the 15-hour Foundations for New Staff (FNS) course in the first 12 months of employment.The FNS has two components: Overview of the Adult Education (AE) Field and the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. Educators do not need to take this course if they already possess a certificate of completion from the FNS or its predecessor New Staff Orientation

Overview of the AE Field is the first component and a 5-hour online course. A new cohort for this online  course begins the first of every month.  This month’s course will run between January 1 and January 31, 2018. The registration period for each month’s course closes one week prior to the end of the previous month to allow for enrollment logistics.

Upon completing the Overview of the AE Field online course, teachers are required to take the 10-hour Art of Teaching course, and advisors are required to take the 10-hour Art of Advising course. 

Note: All staff must successfully complete the Overview of the AE Field online course before attending the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. However, practitioners are encouraged to register for these courses before completing the Overview of the AE Field course to ensure there is space.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction—January (Online) Mon, 01/01/2018 - 8:00am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics.

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Tue, 01/02/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA—January (Online) Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:15am

This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE for ELA). 

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Holyoke/Hybrid) Mon, 01/15/2018 - 5:00am

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Lawrence) Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted one month prior to each meeting.

Principles of Second Language Acquisition (Fall River/Hybrid) Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This three-part workshop provides you with an overview of second language acquisition theories and principles, with a focus on their application in the adult ESOL classroom. It includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Participation in all three components is required.

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Holyoke/Hybrid) Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

Art of Teaching (Quincy) Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

SMARTT New User (Boston) Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The SMARTT New User course is designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified.

History Made Memorable Through Multimedia (Online) Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This course offers multimedia approaches for bringing history to life through websites and audiovisual tools that engage students in an effective and comprehensive way and help them gain a deeper understanding of what they are studying.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Reviewing Midyear Data (Online) Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This online training includes two parts:

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical data that need to be examined at mid-year: attendance percentage, NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

Overview of EBRI—February (Online) Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.
NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Foundations for New Staff: Overview of the Adult Education Field—February (Online) Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:00am

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) requires all new staff to complete the 15-hour Foundations for New Staff (FNS) course in the first 12 months of employment.The FNS has two components: Overview of the Adult Education (AE) Field and the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. Educators do not need to take this course if they already possess a certificate of completion from the FNS or its predecessor New Staff Orientation

Overview of the AE Field is the first component and a 5-hour online course. A new cohort for this online  course begins the first of every month.  This month’s course will run between February 1 and February 28, 2018. The registration period for each month’s course closes one week prior to the end of the previous month to allow for enrollment logistics.

Upon completing the Overview of the AE Field online course, teachers are required to take the 10-hour Art of Teaching course, and advisors are required to take the 10-hour Art of Advising course. 

Note: All staff must successfully complete the Overview of the AE Field online course before attending the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. However, practitioners are encouraged to register for these courses before completing the Overview of the AE Field course to ensure there is space.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction—February (Online) Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:00am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics.

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

ESOL Instructional Delivery and Classroom Management (Worcester/Hybrid) Fri, 02/02/2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This three-part workshop explores ESOL instructional practices that maximize learner interaction and communication at all levels of language proficiency. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three components, you will have opportunities to try out new teaching tools and techniques in your practice and to receive professional development support while doing so.

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Reviewing Midyear Data (Online) Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:00pm

This online training includes two parts:

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical data that need to be examined at mid-year: attendance percentage, NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

Art of Teaching (Quincy) Sat, 02/03/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Reviewing Midyear Data (Online) Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This online training includes two parts:

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical data that need to be examined at mid-year: attendance percentage, NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Reviewing Midyear Data (Online) Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This online training includes two parts:

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical data that need to be examined at mid-year: attendance percentage, NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

Using Formative Assessment in Standards-Based Instruction: Part 1 (Worcester) Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

This new two-part training on formative assessment, developed by Andy Nash, Director of the New England Literacy Resource Center, prepares you to create and use formative assessments as part of your daily standards-based instruction. 

Art of Teaching (Worcester) Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

SMARTT New User (Online) Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:00am

The SMARTT New User online course is a self-paced, moderated training designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA—February (Online) Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:15am

This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE for ELA).

Overview of EBRI—March (Online) Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.
NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Foundations for New Staff: Overview of the Adult Education Field—March (Online) Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:00am

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) requires all new staff to complete the 15-hour Foundations for New Staff (FNS) course in the first 12 months of employment.The FNS has two components: Overview of the Adult Education (AE) Field and the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. Educators do not need to take this course if they already possess a certificate of completion from the FNS or its predecessor New Staff Orientation

Overview of the AE Field is the first component and a 5-hour online course. A new cohort for this online  course begins the first of every month.  This month’s course will run between March 1 and March 31, 2018. The registration period for each month’s course closes one week prior to the end of the previous month to allow for enrollment logistics.

Upon completing the Overview of the AE Field online course, teachers are required to take the 10-hour Art of Teaching course, and advisors are required to take the 10-hour Art of Advising course. 

Note: All staff must successfully complete the Overview of the AE Field online course before attending the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. However, practitioners are encouraged to register for these courses before completing the Overview of the AE Field course to ensure there is space.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction—March (Online) Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:45am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics.

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

Art of Teaching (Worcester) Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

History Made Memorable Through Multimedia (Online) Fri, 03/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This course offers multimedia approaches for bringing history to life through websites and audiovisual tools that engage students in an effective and comprehensive way and help them gain a deeper understanding of what they are studying.

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adapted Test Administrator Training (Fall River) Sat, 03/10/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The BEST Plus 2.0 seven-hour training is the first of three steps to become certified to administer the BEST Plus 2.0 test.

The other two steps, which must be completed within 3 weeks of the training, are to:

  1. Complete 10 practice test administrations
  2. Pass a Scoring Activity using the DVD in the BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Toolkit

*** Participants must arrive on time and attend the entire session. Also, please remember to bring a lunch.

The snow date is March 17, 2018.

Art of Teaching (Holyoke) Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

Intro to Cognos (Online) Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:00am

This online course is a moderated, self-paced introduction to Cognos. You will learn about key features and areas in Cognos, as well as how to access, create, save, print, and manage essential performance data reports.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA—March (Online) Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:15am

This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE for ELA).

Art of Teaching (Holyoke) Sat, 03/24/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

National Conference: COABE Conference (Phoenix, AZ) Sun, 03/25/2018 - 9:00am to Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:00pm

Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Conference 2018
"Expanding Your Horizons and Soaring to New Heights"

Contact: COABE, 888-442-6223, Website: http://www.coabe.org/conference-2018
#COABE18

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Worcester/Hybrid) Mon, 03/26/2018 - 5:00am

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

National Conference: TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo (Chicago, IL) Tue, 03/27/2018 - 9:00am to Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:00pm

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo
Location: Chicago, IL
Contact: TESOL, 703-836-0774, Website: http://www.tesol.org/attend-and-learn/international-convention

ESOL Curriculum and Instructional Design (Worcester/Hybrid) Fri, 03/30/2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This three-part workshop guides you through a systematic approach to curriculum development based on the Massachusetts ESOL Curriculum Framework, the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, and clearly articulated learner goals and outcomes. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three components, you will have opportunities to try out this approach as you plan your instruction and receive professional development support while doing so.

This workshop is one of six based on the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Worcester/Hybrid) Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

Overview of EBRI—April (Online) Sun, 04/01/2018 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.
NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Foundations for New Staff: Overview of the Adult Education Field—April (Online) Sun, 04/01/2018 - 8:00am

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) requires all new staff to complete the 15-hour Foundations for New Staff (FNS) course in the first 12 months of employment.The FNS has two components: Overview of the Adult Education (AE) Field and the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. Educators do not need to take this course if they already possess a certificate of completion from the FNS or its predecessor New Staff Orientation

Overview of the AE Field is the first component and a 5-hour online course. A new cohort for this online  course begins the first of every month.  This month’s course will run between April 1 and April 30, 2018. The registration period for each month’s course closes one week prior to the end of the previous month to allow for enrollment logistics.

Upon completing the Overview of the AE Field online course, teachers are required to take the 10-hour Art of Teaching course, and advisors are required to take the 10-hour Art of Advising course. 

Note: All staff must successfully complete the Overview of the AE Field online course before attending the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. However, practitioners are encouraged to register for these courses before completing the Overview of the AE Field course to ensure there is space.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Sun, 04/01/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction—April (Online) Sun, 04/01/2018 - 8:45am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics.

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

State Conference: MCAE Network Conference (Marlborough) Fri, 04/06/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

NETWORK 2018, the signature professional development event sponsored by the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE), is on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Best Western Royal Plaza hotel in Marlborough, MA. For more details, visit: http://www.mcae.net.

Intermediate Cognos (Online) Mon, 04/09/2018 - 5:00am

This online course is a moderated, self-paced training to help you further develop your skills using Cognos.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA—April (Online) Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:15am

This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE for ELA).

Art of Teaching (Devens) Tue, 04/10/2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

SMARTT New User (Online) Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:00am

The SMARTT New User online course is a self-paced, moderated training designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified.

Art of Teaching (Devens) Tue, 04/24/2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Boston/Hybrid) Mon, 04/30/2018 - 5:00am

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

Overview of EBRI—May (Online) Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.
NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Foundations for New Staff: Overview of the Adult Education Field—May (Online) Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:00am

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) requires all new staff to complete the 15-hour Foundations for New Staff (FNS) course in the first 12 months of employment.The FNS has two components: Overview of the Adult Education (AE) Field and the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. Educators do not need to take this course if they already possess a certificate of completion from the FNS or its predecessor New Staff Orientation

Overview of the AE Field is the first component and a 5-hour online course. A new cohort for this online  course begins the first of every month.  This month’s course will run between May 1 and May 31, 2018. The registration period for each month’s course closes one week prior to the end of the previous month to allow for enrollment logistics.

Upon completing the Overview of the AE Field online course, teachers are required to take the 10-hour Art of Teaching course, and advisors are required to take the 10-hour Art of Advising course. 

Note: All staff must successfully complete the Overview of the AE Field online course before attending the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. However, practitioners are encouraged to register for these courses before completing the Overview of the AE Field course to ensure there is space.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction—May (Online) Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:45am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics.

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course.

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Boston/Hybrid) Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA—May (Online) Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:15am

This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE for ELA).

Art of Teaching (Devens) Tue, 05/08/2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Art of Teaching, part of the Foundations for New Staff course, is required for all teachers new to the adult education (AE) field. This two-day, 10-hour course includes 9 hours of face-to-face time and 1 hour of online work. During the course, you will explore the latest research and promising practices of teaching while reflecting on your own craft. Topics include adult learning and development theories, curriculum and planning, formative and summative assessments, and high-quality, engaging, and coherent instructional practices that reflect high expectations for all students regarding content, quality of effort, and work.

Overview of EBRI—June (Online) Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.
NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.

Foundations for New Staff: Overview of the Adult Education Field—June (Online) Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:00am

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) requires all new staff to complete the 15-hour Foundations for New Staff (FNS) course in the first 12 months of employment.The FNS has two components: Overview of the Adult Education (AE) Field and the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. Educators do not need to take this course if they already possess a certificate of completion from the FNS or its predecessor New Staff Orientation

Overview of the AE Field is the first component and a 5-hour online course. A new cohort for this online  course begins the first of every month.  This month’s course will run between June 1 and June 30, 2018. The registration period for each month’s course closes one week prior to the end of the previous month to allow for enrollment logistics.

Upon completing the Overview of the AE Field online course, teachers are required to take the 10-hour Art of Teaching course, and advisors are required to take the 10-hour Art of Advising course. 

Note: All staff must successfully complete the Overview of the AE Field online course before attending the Art of Teaching or the Art of Advising. However, practitioners are encouraged to register for these courses before completing the Overview of the AE Field course to ensure there is space.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction—June (Online) Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:45am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics.

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA—June (Online) Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:15am

This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE for ELA).

SMARTT New User (Online) Mon, 06/11/2018 - 5:00am

The SMARTT New User online course is a self-paced, moderated training designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified.

SMARTT /Cognos Update: Ending the Fiscal Year/Rollover (Online) Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers the necessary steps to end the fiscal year in SMARTT as well as data that need to be examined at the end of the year: NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

SMARTT Update: Ending the Fiscal Year/Rollover (Online) Fri, 06/22/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers the necessary steps to end the fiscal year in SMARTT as well as data that need to be examined at the end of the year: NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

SMARTT Update: Ending the Fiscal Year/Rollover (Online) Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers the necessary steps to end the fiscal year in SMARTT as well as data that need to be examined at the end of the year: NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

SMARTT Update: Ending the Fiscal Year/Rollover (Online) Thu, 06/28/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers the necessary steps to end the fiscal year in SMARTT as well as data that need to be examined at the end of the year: NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.