SABES: All News

Posted on: 01/12/2018
Critical Friends for ELA is: A facilitated group of teachers that meets several times to analyze assignments and resulting student work A form of professional development with both an immediate effect and a lasting impact on strengthening your teaching and the learning experiences of your students...
Posted on: 01/09/2018
Happy new year to you, our adult education colleagues! We look forward to working with you in 2018. In this newsletter issue, we are continuing our theme of high quality professional development (PD). In the November newsletter article Choosing High Quality Professional Development , we described...
Posted on: 01/08/2018
Have you wondered how to implement formative assessment effectively with your students? Or, are you looking to increase your TABE (Test for Adult Assessment), MAPT (Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test), and Basic English Skills Test (BEST) Plus administration skills and certifications? Then check...
Posted on: 01/07/2018
There were two big announcements at the Governor’s Online Digital Learning Summit on December 7, 2017! First, the Baker-Polito administration announced the establishment of a new Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning . Second, through a partnership with edX (see below), GE,...
Posted on: 01/07/2018
As the adult education program leader or member of the leadership team, have you made a New Year’s resolution to model continuous and measurable improvement in order to be the best version of yourself professionally? Here is a sampling of the PD Center for Educational Leadership and Strengthening...
Posted on: 01/07/2018
Our PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy continues to create and adjust our offerings to meet your needs. One way that we do this is by developing blended courses. For example, when piloters told us that it was important for teachers to be able to talk together—in the moment—about topics...
Posted on: 01/02/2018
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...
Posted on: 01/02/2018
The SABES PD Center for Using SMARTT and Cognos is responsible for keeping Massachusetts adult education staff up to speed with the SMARTT and Cognos database systems. Since most data management staff work via computer, these trainings are most often offered online; however, they are sometimes...
Posted on: 01/02/2018
. . . and we heard you! Check out these new resources in our library: Supplemental Integrating Career Awareness (ICA) lessons for multiple levels of ESOL My MN Careers is a career exploration website geared specifically toward English language learners and adults with basic skills. The ESOL...
Posted on: 12/15/2017
“It’s just good teaching.” While we’ve hopefully all been lucky enough to learn from at least one really good teacher, being a good teacher is definitely harder than recognizing good teaching, though that is a great place to start. Within these last three years, the focus in Massachusetts adult...