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Contextualized Instruction (Online) Mon, 04/16/2018 - 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.

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

This brief video overview is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction to 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.

Welcome to Atomic Learning: Tech Tools Tutorials (Online) Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:00am

As educators, we know that there is never enough time in the school year to search for and review new technology. The end of the school year is upon us, with only two months left before the summer break. If you have not already had the opportunity to explore an Atomic Learning Tech Tutorial, this is your last chance for the FY18 school year.

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.

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).

Adult Education Directors’ Meeting Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

One-day Adult Education Directors’ Meeting hosted by ACLS. This date has been confirmed.

Introduction to the SMARTT "Cohort Follow Up" Screen Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

This online session serves as Q&A for the video tutorial Introduction to Cohort Follow Up.  Participants are asked to view that tutorial, linked below, and do some follow up in SMARTT before attending.

Civics in a Digital World (Online) Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Hosted by the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC), this online professional development opportunity is for you, as teachers, to learn and practice new ways of integrating Digital Literacy and Civics into your instruction to develop your students’ (and your own) capacity to engage civically in the 21st century. It offers an opportunity to practice skills for varied purposes and to demonstrate how skills transfer across contexts. There will be an overview webinar followed by practice, with additional PD activities and sharing through Facebook, Google Drive, and follow-up webinars. The first webinar, on April 13, 2018, is a prerequisite for attending other activities. 

Using Formative Assessment in Math Standards-Based Instruction: Part 2 (Worcester)- CANCELED Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This is Part 2 of a new two-part training on formative assessment. Developed by Andy Nash, Director of the New England Literacy Resource Center, this training prepares instructors to create and use formative assessment as part of daily standards-based instruction.

Exploring Linear Equations and Inequalities Tue, 05/29/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

According to the report Algebraic Thinking in Adult Education (Ginsburg, 2010), workplace skills demand workers who are “comfortable with ideas and abstractions, can adapt flexibly to changes, and can generalize and synthesize” information. Per the report, to prepare our adult education students for these workplace skills, one focus of algebraic thinking should involve exploring representations and relationships using tables, graphs and equations.

The report further suggests that algebra instruction should emphasize mathematical modeling that involves analyzing and representing real situations, using mathematical structures that can be applied to both workplace and every day life problems. In fact, the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) Mathematical Practice 4 addresses mathematical modeling, and states that mathematically proficient students should be able to represent situations using tables, graphs and equations and analyze these “models” to make decisions.

How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles (Online) Wed, 05/30/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This blended webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) theories and principles, with a focus on their application in the adult ESOL classroom. The series includes three facilitated webinars and three self-directed interim activities, all accessed through Blackboard. Participation in all three webinars and the interim activities is required.

Upon registration, you will be enrolled in the course on Blackboard and will receive instructions on how to access it before it begins.

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

Tech Savvy Administrator: Online Wed, 05/30/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Spring is a great time to continue planting the seeds for successful integration of digital literacy within all areas of your program. As the program leader, modeling integration and supporting instructional staff as they endeavor to do the same is a big job. It is easy to lose sight of the fact that digital literacy makes day-to-day life easier—at school, at home, at work, and even during our leisure time. Improving adult education students’ digital literacy is especially important because of WIOA.

As the instructional leader, your responsibility is to ensure that effective and engaging student learning takes place in each and every classroom. Digital literacy is a critical element of that goal.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Thu, 05/31/2018 - 5:00pm

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.

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.

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

This brief video overview 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.

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).

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Worcester) Tue, 06/05/2018 - 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. The June meeting will focus on FY 2019 planning for outcome driven results and strategies working with students on the next steps.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Lawrence) Tue, 06/05/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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 two weeks before the meeting. The June meeting will feature Ruby Reyes, Coordinator of the Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline.

EBRI: Comprehension and Vocabulary Through Building Knowledge (GLE 9-12) (online) Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Why, and how, do building knowledge and developing vocabulary play a vital role in reading comprehension success? Learn concrete steps to implement in your classroom.

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Framingham/Blended) Sat, 06/09/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

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.

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.

Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Area Models (Lawrence) Tue, 06/12/2018 - 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.

Tech Savvy Administrator: Online Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Spring is a great time to continue planting the seeds for successful integration of digital literacy within all areas of your program. As the program leader, modeling integration and supporting instructional staff as they endeavor to do the same is a big job. It is easy to lose sight of the fact that digital literacy makes day-to-day life easier—at school, at home, at work, and even during our leisure time. Improving adult education students’ digital literacy is especially important because of WIOA.

As the instructional leader, your responsibility is to ensure that effective and engaging student learning takes place in each and every classroom. Digital literacy is a critical element of that goal.

The Components of Language (Lawrence/Blended) Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

This three-part workshop explores the basic building blocks of English from the point of view of an English language learner, and offers strategies and activities for the English language teacher. 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 English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Engaging and Supporting English Language Learners in ABE Classes Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This engaging two-part workshop is designed to increase Adult Education teachers’ understanding of the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the classroom and to provide practical strategies and resources to better meet these needs. Co-hosted by the ESOL and ELA PD Centers. 

SMARTT /Cognos Update: Ending the Fiscal Year/Rollover (Online) - 6/20/18 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) - 6/22/18 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) - 6/26/18 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) - 6/28/18 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.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Sat, 06/30/2018 - 5:00pm

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.