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Overview of EBRI - August (Online) Wed, 08/01/2018 - 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.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment Training (Fall River) Mon, 08/20/2018 - 9:00am

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Expository Writing test. Before attending this training, practitioners must complete an Assessment Basics webinar (pre-recorded) and also an online, self-paced TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration training. Practitioners who have been previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test are not required to complete the online training, but must complete the webinar.

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

Please register by August 6th to have a guaranteed spot in this training. Practitioners who register after August 6th might be on a wait list.

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adapted Test Administrator Training (Worcester) Mon, 08/20/2018 - 9:30am

The BEST Plus 2.0 six and one half 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.

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

There is a NEW prerequisite for this training. See below for more information.

Please register by August 6th to have a guaranteed spot in this training. Practitioners who register after August 6th might be on a wait list.

Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Area Models (Holyoke) Wed, 08/29/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Area Models is a half-day, face-to-face workshop designed to help adult numeracy teachers understand how to use visual models across the levels and domains in the College and Career Ready Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE). Area models and arrays are wonderful tools to help students see how the basic properties of addition and multiplication work, from whole numbers to binomials.

Integrating Math into ESOL Units: Shopping (Cambridge) Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Successfully integrating math into an ESOL class does not have to interfere with your language objectives or cause you to stress over how to design meaningful math activities. The Integrating Math into ESOL Units series consists of short workshops designed to familiarize ESOL teachers with ready-to-go math activities that can be integrated into the units and contexts you already teach. At the completion of the workshop, you will receive a packet of materials created by a team of math and ESOL teachers at the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center. 

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - September (Online) Sat, 09/01/2018 - 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. 

Overview of EBRI - September (Online) Sat, 09/01/2018 - 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.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - September (Online) Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:15am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

Integrating Math into ESOL Units: Shopping (Ludlow) Thu, 09/06/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Successfully integrating math into an ESOL class does not have to interfere with your language objectives or cause you to stress over how to design meaningful math activities. The Integrating Math into ESOL Units series consists of short workshops designed to familiarize ESOL teachers with ready-to-go math activities that can be integrated into the units and contexts you already teach. At the completion of the workshop, you will receive a packet of materials created by a team of math and ESOL teachers at the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center. 

Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations - Fall 2018 (Online) Mon, 09/10/2018 - 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.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring (Devens) Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:00am

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Expository Writing test. Before attending this training, practitioners must complete an Assessment Basics webinar (pre-recorded) and also an online, self-paced TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration training. Practitioners who have been previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test are not required to complete the online training, but must complete the webinar.

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

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adaptive Test Administration (Fall River) Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am

The BEST Plus 2.0 six and one half 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.

There will be a WORKING LUNCH during the training. Please bring your own lunch.

There is a NEW prerequisite for this training. See below for more information.

Please register by September 1st to have a guaranteed spot in this training (guaranteed for practitioners in ESE-funded programs). Practitioners who register after September 1st might be on a wait list.

ESOL Unit Planning Using Backward Design (Malden ) Fri, 09/21/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

In this participatory workshop, you will develop instructional units using the Backward Design approach, which aligns desired learning outcomes, assessment, and activities.

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adaptive Test Administration (Lowell) Sat, 09/22/2018 - 9:30am

The BEST Plus 2.0 six and one half 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.

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

There is a NEW prerequisite for this training. See below for more information.

Please register by September 8th to have a guaranteed spot in this training (guaranteed for practitioners in ESE-funded programs). Practitioners who register after September 8th might be on a wait list.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring (Cambridge) Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:00am

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Expository Writing test. Before attending this training, practitioners must complete an Assessment Basics webinar (pre-recorded) and also an online, self-paced TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration training. Practitioners who have been previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test are not required to complete the online training, but must complete the webinar.

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

Please register by September 10th to have a guaranteed spot in this training (guaranteed for practitioners in ESE-funded programs). Practitioners who register after September 10th might be on a wait list.

Principles of Second Language Acquisition (Boston / Blended) Thu, 09/27/2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

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, and is a suggested prerequisite to the others.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - October (Online) Mon, 10/01/2018 - 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. 

Overview of EBRI - October (Online) Mon, 10/01/2018 - 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.

EBRI: Diagnostic Reading Assessments Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:00am

WIOA specifies that “the essential components of reading instruction” be incorporated into instruction. Learn how to administer and interpret diagnostic reading assessments for adult learners, how to build individual reading profiles, and how to use this information to plan effective evidence-based reading instruction.

Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Number Line Concepts (Lawrence) Fri, 10/12/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Number Line Concepts  is a half-day, face-to-face workshop designed to help adult numeracy teachers appreciate how number lines are important visual representations, spanning levels and domains in the College and Career Ready Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE). In addition, teachers will look at student work and discuss ways to integrate number lines into the classroom. 

Introduction to Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Blended/Boston) Fri, 10/12/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This workshop is designed for teachers new to teaching basic literacy to English language learners, i.e., those learners with little or no first-language literacy. Two face-to-face sessions and online discussions provide participants with effective instructional and assessment strategies and approaches, with a focus on evidence-based reading and writing instruction.

Integrating Math into ESOL Units: Shopping (Chicopee) Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Successfully integrating math into an ESOL class does not have to interfere with your language objectives or cause you to stress over how to design meaningful math activities. The Integrating Math into ESOL Units series consists of short workshops designed to familiarize ESOL teachers with ready-to-go math activities that can be integrated into the units and contexts you already teach. At the completion of the workshop, you will receive a packet of materials created by a team of math and ESOL teachers at the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center.

ESOL for Parents and Caregivers (Malden/Blended) Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This three-part, blended workshop provides an overview of the integration of family literacy themes in the adult ESOL classroom, with an emphasis on supporting children's learning. It includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. 

Integrating Math into ESOL Units: Shopping (New Bedford) Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Successfully integrating math into an ESOL class does not have to interfere with your language objectives or cause you to stress over how to design meaningful math activities. The Integrating Math into ESOL Units series consists of short workshops designed to familiarize ESOL teachers with ready-to-go math activities that can be integrated into the units and contexts you already teach. At the completion of the workshop, you will receive a packet of materials created by a team of math and ESOL teachers at the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center.

Principles of Second Language Acquisition (Boston / Blended) Fri, 10/26/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

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, and is a suggested prerequisite to the others.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - November (Online) Thu, 11/01/2018 - 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. 

Overview of EBRI - November (Online) Thu, 11/01/2018 - 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.

Teaching Pronunciation in the ESOL Classroom (Worcester) Fri, 11/02/2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

The two-part workshop focuses on effective techniques and strategies for teaching pronunciation in the ESOL classroom and best practices for correcting students' pronunciation errors.

Mathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Benchmark Percentages and Decimals - Fall 2018 (Online) Mon, 11/05/2018 - 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. 

Introduction to Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Blended/Boston) Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This workshop is designed for teachers new to teaching basic literacy to English language learners, i.e., those learners with little or no first-language literacy. Two face-to-face sessions and online discussions provide participants with effective instructional and assessment strategies and approaches, with a focus on evidence-based reading and writing instruction.

Integrating Math into ESOL Units: Shopping (Webster) Wed, 11/28/2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Successfully integrating math into an ESOL class does not have to interfere with your language objectives or cause you to stress over how to design meaningful math activities. The Integrating Math into ESOL Units series consists of short workshops designed to familiarize ESOL teachers with ready-to-go math activities that can be integrated into the units and contexts you already teach. At the completion of the workshop, you will receive a packet of materials created by a team of math and ESOL teachers at the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center. 

ESOL for Parents and Caregivers (Malden/Blended) Fri, 11/30/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

This three-part, blended workshop provides an overview of the integration of family literacy themes in the adult ESOL classroom, with an emphasis on supporting children's learning. It includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. 

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - December (Online) Sat, 12/01/2018 - 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. 

Overview of EBRI - December (Online) Sat, 12/01/2018 - 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.

Teaching Pronunciation in the ESOL Classroom (Worcester) Fri, 12/07/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

The two-part workshop focuses on effective techniques and strategies for teaching pronunciation in the ESOL classroom and best practices for correcting students' pronunciation errors.

Study Circle on Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Worcester) Fri, 12/14/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

In this course, participants will explore relevant research on teaching low-literate English Language Learners and engage in independent reading, reflective classroom tasks, and collegial discussions that inform and deepen maximum professional growth.

Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations - Winter 2019 (Online) Mon, 01/07/2019 - 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.

Study Circle on Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Worcester) Fri, 01/11/2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

In this course, participants will explore relevant research on teaching low-literate English Language Learners and engage in independent reading, reflective classroom tasks, and collegial discussions that inform and deepen maximum professional growth.

Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Singapore strips (Fall River) Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Singapore strips—also called bar models or tape diagrams—are a powerful tool for visualizing a wide variety of mathematical situations. Tape diagrams are explicitly mentioned in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) as a tool for reasoning with ratios, and they can be used for so much more. Through using them, students can improve their number sense, problem-solving skills, and confidence. 

Study Circle on Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Worcester) Fri, 02/08/2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

In this course, participants will explore relevant research on teaching low-literate English Language Learners and engage in independent reading, reflective classroom tasks, and collegial discussions that inform and deepen maximum professional growth.

Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning - Spring 2019 (Online) Mon, 04/15/2019 - 9:00am

A headline reads, “Two out of three Americans owned a smartphone in 2015.” Does that mean two out of every group of three Americans? Is it possible to have a group of Americans who all own smartphones?  Adults encounter ratios and proportions all the time in news or media statistics, estimates of risk, shopping for the best deal, creating mixtures and recipes, and countless other daily activities. The ability to reason about these numerical relationships develops over a long period of time and through deliberate exploration of the mathematics involved. Language teachers can provide opportunities for students to encounter and expand their ability to reason with ratios in real life contexts.

Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning is a course for English language teachers who want to deepen their own conceptual understanding of ratios and proportions and to learn strategies for helping students build ratio reasoning skills. This course is for participants who have successfully completed Mathematizing ESOL I and Mathematizing ESOL II