Happy New Year 2018!

We are excited to start the new year with several blended professional development (PD) offerings! Some of them are completely online, so you won’t have to leave the warmth of the indoors and venture out into the wintery cold. Others combine face-to-face sessions with online components—giving you the best of both worlds. All of our offerings are presented and facilitated by knowledgeable and skilled ESOL professionals who will support you as you apply what you’re learning to your teaching practice. Below is a complete list of what we will be offering from now until the end of June, 2018.

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The Real Deal: Integrating Authentic Workplace Materials and Skills into ESOL Instruction (online) will be facilitated by Jayme Adelson Goldstein, a national education consultant, author, and presenter specializing in adult ESOL teacher education.

Jayme’s publications include Oxford Picture Dictionary 3e, Step Forward 2e, and the LINCS ESL Pro digital magazine Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways. Jayme is also the co-developer of TESOL’s online course “Teaching and Assessing Adult Learners,” and hosts the podcast “Oxford Adult ESL Conversations.” She has recently provided technical assistance to ESOL instructors in California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin on implementing WIOA’s mandate for rigorous instruction through the integration of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) and the English Language Proficiency Standards.

The Real Deal webinar series focuses on using authentic workplace materials and skills culled from high-growth industries to help teachers plan learner-centered, rigorous language instruction.

The course opens on Friday, January 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m., on Blackboard; pre-readings, course materials, discussion boards, and access to the webinars will be available at that time.

There will be three 1.5-hour interactive webinars:

  • January 26, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • February 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • February 23, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Jayme will also facilitate online discussions between each webinar session.

For a full description of The Real Deal and to register, go to http://sabes.org/event/8821

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How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles (online), a webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition 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.

The course opens on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., on Blackboard, with a self-directed module and preliminary activities, along with course materials, discussion boards, and access to the webinars.

There will be three 1.5-hour interactive webinars:

  • April 18, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • May 2, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • May 30, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There will also be facilitated online discussions between each webinar session.

For a full description of How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles and to register, go to: http://sabes.org/event/8071

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ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction (online),
a lightly facilitated tutorial, introduces the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages. The tutorial discusses why the standards were developed, introduces each of the seven standards, and shows how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.

 A new cohort begins the first of each month. To register for February, go to: http://sabes.org/event/6856

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In addition to the above online series,
the ESOL PD Center also offers several blended courses (comprising face-to-face sessions, online discussions, and facilitated webinars) throughout the winter and spring on a range of topics:

Principles of Second Language Acquisition

  • January 19, Part 1                     9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                   Fall River
  • March 2, Part 2                          9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.                 Webinar

ESOL Instructional Delivery and Classroom Management

  • February 2, Part 1                    9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                    Worcester
  • March 9, Part 2                          9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.                    Webinar 

And:

  • March 3, Part 1                          9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                    Malden
  • April 2, Part 2                             9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.                  Webinar 

Teaching Pronunciation to English Language Learners

  • March 3, Part 1                          9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                    Quincy
  • March 24, Part 2                       9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.                  Webinar 

Intercultural Awareness

  • March 9, Part 1                          9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                    Brockton
  • April 28, Part 2                           9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.                  Webinar

The Components of Language

  • March 16, Part 1                      9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.                  Worcester
  • April 18, Part 2                           12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.                                Webinar

College and Career Readiness for Beginning English Learners

  • February 23, Part 1                  12:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                 Worcester
  • March 23, Part 2                       9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.                  Webinar

Addressing the Needs of High-Skilled Immigrants and Refugees

  • March 9                                        9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                 Boston (face to face only)

ESOL Curriculum and Instructional Design

  • March 30, Part 1                       9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                    Worcester
  • April 27, Part 2                           9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.                  Webinar

From Class to Classify: Effective Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners

  • April 13, Part 1                           9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.                    Quincy
  • April 14–26                                  Self-directed                                      Online discussion
  • April 27, Part 2                           9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.                    Quincy

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom

  • May (date TBD), Part 1           9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                    Plymouth
  • June (date TBD), Part 2           9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.                  Webinar 

Please visit the SABES website for more information.

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And on top of all of that . . .
we will pilot three new PD offerings this spring:

  • Communicative, Contextualized Grammar Instruction
  • Working with English Learners in ABE Classes
  • Preparing English Learners for Jobs in IT

More information on these new offerings will appear in the next SABES newsletter—Stay tuned!

If you have questions about any of the above, please contact Dori McCormack at dmccormack@hcc.edu or 413-552-2393.

PD Center: 
ESOL