ELA: All News

Posted on: 10/30/2017
There are many amazing practitioners across our state. Think of the wisdom, experience, and curiosity represented therein. While our classrooms and students are unique, we have in common the challenges and wonders that we face. There are many, many excellent education blogs in existence, but most...
Posted on: 10/23/2017
Catch up on the many items posted to the ELA site since the August newsletter, and learn about new and upcoming resources and opportunities. While you are busy teaching, supporting students, and dealing with RFPs, we are supporting you. RECENTLY ADDED PD SESSIONS New dates and locations of John...
Posted on: 11/13/2017
An issue of the STAR Tips and Techniques newsletter has just been published. Containing helpful implementation ideas and updates on the national STAR initiative, these newsletters can be accessed at http://sabes.org/content/star-tips-and-techniques-newsletter .
Posted on: 11/03/2017
The Change Agent , a Boston-based national Adult Education magazine for social justice, is launching their first online course, "Examining Social Issues in the Classroom with The Change Agent." This self-paced course has an estimated completion time of about four hours, during which there are...
Posted on: 10/05/2017
The New York Times Learning Network is hosting free one-hour "Teaching With The Times Across the Curriculum" webinars: Tuesday, October 10 : Write to Change the World: Crafting Persuasive Pieces With Help from Nicholas Kristof and the Times Op-Ed Page Wednesday, October 25 : These Times Demand the...
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—...