ELA: All News

Posted on: 09/22/2017
See this overview of professional development on evidence-based reading instruction offered in the fall of 2017. You can print the flyer, or view it on-screen to access the live links.
Posted on: 09/14/2017
Two excellent nonprofit educational organizations based in Massachusetts provide their webinars for no cost. While geared toward K–12 educators, the webinars will also be relevant to many adult education teachers. FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES Time: All Facing History webinars are from 3 to 4 p.m...
Posted on: 08/22/2017
The news these days reminds us of how important it is to be able to discuss items of passionate disagreement, to express opinions in ways that don't hurt and kill others, to think through complicated topics and at least acknowledge multiple points of view, to recognize when we don't know something...
Posted on: 08/16/2017
Excerpted and adapted from the ACLS monthly mailing for August 2017 Massachusetts has been selected to be one of four states to pilot a new, hybrid version of the STAR training for FY18. Last year's model of six face-to-face days is replaced by a combination of two face-to-face days, online self-...
Posted on: 08/15/2017
What is the ELA PLC? It is an online forum for practitioners across Massachusetts to share ideas and questions related to English language arts (ELA) teaching and learning in the ABE classroom. It is facilitated by Dr. Amy Trawick, with periodic guest facilitators. How? Pose questions and engage in...
Posted on: 08/15/2017
Critical Friends: an Investment that Returns by Rose Himber Howse This past year I was fortunate to participate in “Critical Friends,” a group of ELA teachers and coaches who met to give feedback on each other’s curriculum. After the first meeting, the name Critical Friends—which sounds oxymoronic—...
Posted on: 07/26/2017
The ELA Research curated collection page has been updated! Please visit it to find links to research that may provide you with background information, a rationale, and evidence to support decisions around ELA teaching, curriculum, and program design.
Posted on: 07/17/2017
The SABES PD Center for ELA has several new or updated resources and curated collections for you to explore, on topics including research, evidence-based reading instruction, standards, and curriculum. Check out our revised home page and follow the links!
Posted on: 06/22/2017
Watch a great movie this summer and prepare for future classes at the same time. Check out the trailers to these six feature-length documentaries, all of which have been successfully used in an adult education classroom. Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed ( YouTube , PBS ) Girl Rising ( YouTube )...
Posted on: 04/10/2017
Lakshmi Nayak from the SABES PD Center for ELA shares her thoughts on the COABE Conference in the following article. It’s exciting to be at a national conference just for the adult education world, to be in a workshop or share a meal with people who share the same concerns, work with similar...