SABES in action

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

What's New at SABES

ACLS launched its revised FY19-FY22 adult education professional development system (SABES) on Monday, July 2, 2018! The new PD system consists of five centers that function as one coordinated system...

Building a Solid Foundation ( BSF ) focuses on developing conceptual understanding of math topics. Conceptual understanding is the ability to represent mathematical situations in a variety of ways...

This half day face-to-face workshop will focus on math concepts and activities that could be woven into an ESOL unit on shopping or consumer awareness. Participants will have the opportunity to...

Have you ever wondered how area models can help students understand math (or what they even are)? Having this tool on hand can help students feel like they don’t have to memorize new steps for every...

SABES Tips and Highlights

From a program director:

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

Watch the video here.

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

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

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

Making Sense of Proportional Reasoning, December, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Making Sense of Proportional Reasoning, December, 2017

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Check Out the SABES Calendar of Events

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

The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline

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

Welcome to our new SABES Home Page!

This page has been updated and is now mobile-friendly. Try it and let us know what you think!