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Overview of EBRI - March (Online) Fri, 03/01/2019 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - March (Online) Fri, 03/01/2019 - 8:00am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction. 

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics. 

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

Introduction to Learning Disabilities in Adults - March (Online) Fri, 03/01/2019 - 8:00am

The SABES Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) PD Centers, in partnership with LINCS, are offering three online, self-paced modules as a foundation in Learning Disabilities in Adults: Definitions of Learning Disabilities, Accommodations, and Workforce Preparation Strategies. These modules are part of Learning to Achieve, a suite of research-based resources and professional development materials developed by LINCS. The three modules in the Introduction are prerequisites for the specific LD trainings for the ELA and ESOL C&I PD Centers. 

ELA PD at Your Program--and Coaching, too! Sat, 03/02/2019 - 8:00am

The ELA C&I PD Center will come to you! In addition to our highly accessible online offerings, we offer ELA coaches for curriculum and EBRI (by June we will also offer writing coaches) and ELA facilitators, who will provide PD at your program location on:

  • Critical Friends (several shorter sessions over weeks or months)
  • MESCA—Making the ELA Standards Come Alive
  • Using Text Sets to Build Knowledge: Examine a text set, discuss the design of the coherently sequenced set of resources, consider implications for classroom instruction, and explore sources for text sets to use with your class
  • Science Skills for All Levels of Literacy: Reflect on and analyze the role of science process skills in your teaching and in your students’ learning as you both explore different activities and discuss which activities align with the seven science process skills. Appropriate for ELA and ESOL teachers of all levels of learners.

These are not regularly posted on the calendar; they are available to programs on request with enough advance notice.

Take advantage of this terrific opportunity to engage in face-to-face PD and coaching at times and locations that work for your program.

Contact Merilee Freeman, Director of the ELA C&I PD Center, at mfreeman@qcc.mass.edu or 508-854-4296.

The Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education – An Overview – March (Online) Sat, 03/02/2019 - 9:00am

Three self-paced, 20-minute online modules give an overview of the new Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education, background on why and how they were developed and are organized, and guidance on how teachers can use them. 

Please note: You cannot access the online modules from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with access instructions. 

Navigating Pathways to Opportunity: Comprehensive Student Supports (Online) Mon, 03/04/2019 - 9:00am

Navigating Pathways to Opportunity prepares advisors, coaches, and college and career navigators to provide the comprehensive supports students need to successfully transition to career pathways, integrated education and training, and postsecondary education. In this course, you will learn strategies for identifying and engaging your adult learners’ aspirations, addressing barriers, and building a comprehensive network of support to promote persistence. 

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - March (Online) Tue, 03/12/2019 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

EBRI: Fluency for Beginning Readers (GLE 0 - 3.9) (Online) Mon, 03/18/2019 - 8:00am

Explore fluency, one of the essential components of reading. Fluency interacts with alphabetics, vocabulary, and comprehension to impact reading, and teachers should provide evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) in fluency to adults who are beginning readers (GLE 0-3.9).

English for Entrepreneurship (Malden/Blended) Mon, 03/25/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Entrepreneurship can be a viable option for English language learners seeking successful employment. However, to succeed they need knowledge about legal and business issues as well as language, digital-literacy, and intercultural skills. This three-part workshop will guide you in developing lessons that integrate all key elements.

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Chicopee/Blended) Tue, 03/26/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This three-part, blended workshop looks at various reasons and ways to assess ESOL learners’ language learning, such as determining their class level and learning needs, monitoring and acknowledging their progress, and informing instructional plans. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three sessions, you will have opportunities to try out new formative and summative assessment tools and techniques in your practice and receive professional development support while doing so. 

This workshop is one of six that were developed to support ESOL teachers in gaining proficiency in and mastery of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Lynn/Blended) Wed, 03/27/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This three-part, blended workshop looks at various reasons and ways to assess ESOL learners’ language learning, such as determining their class level and learning needs, monitoring and acknowledging their progress, and informing instructional plans. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three sessions, you will have opportunities to try out new formative and summative assessment tools and techniques in your practice and receive professional development support while doing so. 

This workshop is one of six that were developed to support ESOL teachers in gaining proficiency in and mastery of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

Responding to the Needs of All Adult Learners for Literacy Instruction (Worcester/Blended) Thu, 03/28/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

The challenges presented by learning disabilities and ADHD persist into adulthood and can have profound effects on the lives of individuals. Examine various conceptions of disability and their implications for adult literacy development, explore the role of executive function in literacy learning, experiment with methods of assessing learning needs, and practice integrating Universal Design for Learning elements into instructional planning to meet the needs of adult learners. 

The Components of Language (Fall River/Blended) Thu, 03/28/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This three-part workshop explores the basic building blocks of English from the point of view of an English language learner, and offers strategies and activities for the English language teacher. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three components, you will have opportunities to try out new teaching tools and techniques in your practice and to receive professional development support while doing so.

Going Mobile! Tools for ESOL Learning on the Go (Online PLC) Thu, 03/28/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This six-month online professional learning community (PLC) will explore the power of mobile technology to promote language learning in the classroom and beyond. The series includes a self-paced introductory module, six facilitated virtual sessions, and five reflective discussions. 

Learning Disabilities, Difficulties, and Differences: Designing ESOL Instruction to Meet Learners' Diverse Needs (Worcester/Blended) Fri, 03/29/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This workshop offers an extraordinary opportunity for ESOL teachers to learn from a respected specialist in literacy and learning disabilities. With Chris Wenz, PhD, from Landmark College’s Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT), you will explore the unique challenges encountered by second language learners with learning disabilities, difficulties, and differences, and the strategies you can use to help them meet and overcome these challenges. (LCIRT is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for students with learning disabilities.) 

Volunteer Coordinator Sharing Groups (Cambridge) Fri, 03/29/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

The Program Support PD Center is pleased to launch our Volunteer Coordinator Sharing Groups, facilitated by Michele Sedor. This offering is a facilitated sharing and learning group for new and experienced Volunteer Coordinators and others in Adult Education programs who work with volunteers. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field.

TABE CLAS-E Reading Administration and Scoring (Online) Mon, 04/01/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to administer and score the reading component of the Tests of Adult Basic Education Complete Language Assessment System–English (TABE CLAS-E).

TABE 11/12 Administration and Scoring (Online) Mon, 04/01/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to administer and score levels E, M, D, and A of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Forms 11/12.

TABE Level L Administration and Scoring (Online) Mon, 04/01/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to administer and score Level L (Literacy) of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Forms 11/12, which is the assessment recommended by ACLS for some adult learners at low reading levels.

Overview of EBRI - April (Online) Mon, 04/01/2019 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

Assessment Basics Webinar Mon, 04/01/2019 - 8:00am

This online webinar-based training consists of two videos followed by questions. The first video describes what assessment is, how assessment fits into curriculum and instruction, and how to interpret different types of test scores. The second video explains what assessments are required in Massachusetts for NRS reporting purposes and provides an overview of the ACLS assessment policies.

Assessment Basics is available 24/7 and takes 30-40 minutes to complete.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - April (Online) Mon, 04/01/2019 - 8:00am

(Important:  This is Not the Overview of the NEW MA ELP Standards, which you can find on the SABES Calendar on the second of each month). This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics. 

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

MAPT Administration (Online) Mon, 04/01/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration (Online) Mon, 04/01/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to administer the writing component of the Tests of Adult Basic Education Complete Language Assessment System–English (TABE CLAS-E). You will also learn how to score the multiple-choice portion of the assessment. To be certified to fully score the CLAS-E Writing, you must attend a face-to-face CLAS-E Writing Scoring training after completing this online training.

ELA PD at Your Program--and Coaching, too! Tue, 04/02/2019 - 8:00am

The ELA C&I PD Center will come to you! In addition to our highly accessible online offerings, we offer ELA coaches for curriculum and EBRI (by June we will also offer writing coaches) and ELA facilitators, who will provide PD at your program location on:

  • Critical Friends (several shorter sessions over weeks or months)
  • MESCA—Making the ELA Standards Come Alive
  • Using Text Sets to Build Knowledge: Examine a text set, discuss the design of the coherently sequenced set of resources, consider implications for classroom instruction, and explore sources for text sets to use with your class
  • Science Skills for All Levels of Literacy: Reflect on and analyze the role of science process skills in your teaching and in your students’ learning as you both explore different activities and discuss which activities align with the seven science process skills. Appropriate for ELA and ESOL teachers of all levels of learners.

These are not regularly posted on the calendar; they are available to programs on request with enough advance notice.

Take advantage of this terrific opportunity to engage in face-to-face PD and coaching at times and locations that work for your program.

Contact Merilee Freeman, Director of the ELA C&I PD Center, at mfreeman@qcc.mass.edu or 508-854-4296.

APRIL SESSION CLOSED - PLEASE REGISTER FOR MAY OR JUNE - The NEW! Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education – An Overview – April (Online) Tue, 04/02/2019 - 9:00am

Three self-paced, 20-minute online modules give an overview of the new Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education, background on why and how they were developed and are organized, and guidance on how teachers can use them. 

Please note: You cannot access the online modules from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with access instructions. 

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Framingham/Blended) Fri, 04/05/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This three-part, blended workshop looks at various reasons and ways to assess ESOL learners’ language learning, such as determining their class level and learning needs, monitoring and acknowledging their progress, and informing instructional plans. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three sessions, you will have opportunities to try out new formative and summative assessment tools and techniques in your practice and receive professional development support while doing so. 

This workshop is one of six that were developed to support ESOL teachers in gaining proficiency in and mastery of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

The Professional Adult Educator (Online) Mon, 04/08/2019 - 8:00am

The Professional Adult Educator is a six-week, ten-hour online course that explores the art of teaching adults, viewed through the lens of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Education.

Introduction to Open Educational Resources: A Busy Teacher's Best Friend (Online) Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:00am

Do you find yourself short on time to create lesson plans and accompanying materials for your students? Would you love to know how to find free materials that someone else has already developed, and that are modifiable to meet your students’ needs? Have you ever found a great resource online that you want to use with your students, but then couldn't find information about copyright so weren't sure whether you could use it or not?

Open educational resources (OERs) can help solve these problems. This workshop teaches you how to easily identify these free resources, which you can then use or adapt to meet your students’ needs.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring (Worcester) Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

 The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Expository Writing test. Before attending this training, practitioners must complete an Assessment Basics webinar (pre-recorded) and also an online, self-paced TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration training.

Within three weeks following the training, practitioners are required to successfully complete a scoring activity. This completes the requirements to be certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - April (Online) Tue, 04/09/2019 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Worcester) Tue, 04/09/2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Lawrence) Tue, 04/09/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting. 

Assistive Technologies: Tour and Explore (Worcester) Wed, 04/10/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

We see students with visible and hidden disabilities of all kinds in our programs, but we aren’t always aware of the resources and technology available in our communities to assist them. Join the Program Support PD Center at the Boston MassMATCH Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC).  We’ll tour and explore hundreds of high- and low-tech devices that can assist people with a variety of needs and abilities.  

Directors’ Sharing and Learning Group (Lawrence) Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you wish you had someone to brainstorm with about how your year is going? What’s been surprising, challenging, and rewarding? In response to requests from directors for time to meet, network, and share strategies, the SABES Program Support PD Center is pleased to implement regional Directors’ Sharing and Learning Groups.

The Art of Advising—Part I (Worcester) Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The Art of Advising introduces practical tools, strategies, and approaches to staff whose primary function is education and career advising that you can use to help students plan their next steps. While this course is geared towards staff who are new to the advising role, it can also benefit experienced advisors seeking to refresh their knowledge and skills.

ESOL Unit Planning Using Backward Design (Worcester ) Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:00am to 3:30pm

In this participatory workshop, you will develop instructional units using the Backward Design approach, which aligns desired learning outcomes, assessment, and activities.

CALM (Curriculum for Adults Learning Math) Orientation and Support (Greenfield) Fri, 04/12/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Adult learners often have large gaps in their conceptual understanding of math that prevent them from being college-ready. CALM is a math curriculum developed by the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC that is designed to address those gaps and give adults a strong conceptual foundation that will prepare them to not only earn a high school credential, but to be truly ready for higher education. CALM teaches math concepts using real-world contexts and is appropriate for all adult learners. Lessons focus on explorations so students can build conceptual understanding in a spiral approach that helps connects many math concepts.

CALM is aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards for Math, including both the instructional shifts and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Carefully selected, quality resources are used in CALM, including the EMPower series, which is referenced extensively. Each CALM unit includes individual lessons (or references to resources), formative assessments for each lesson, and an end-of-unit performance-based assessment. 

Assistive Technologies: Tour and Explore (Boston) Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

We see students with visible and hidden disabilities of all kinds in our programs, but we aren’t always aware of the resources and technology available in our communities to assist them. Join the Program Support PD Center at the Boston MassMATCH Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC).  We’ll tour and explore hundreds of high- and low-tech devices that can assist people with a variety of needs and abilities.  

Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning - Spring 2019 (Online) Mon, 04/15/2019 - 9:00am

A headline reads, “Two out of three Americans owned a smartphone in 2015.” Does that mean two out of every group of three Americans? Is it possible to have a group of Americans who all own smartphones?  Adults encounter ratios and proportions all the time in news or media statistics, estimates of risk, shopping for the best deal, creating mixtures and recipes, and countless other daily activities. The ability to reason about these numerical relationships develops over a long period of time and through deliberate exploration of the mathematics involved. Language teachers can provide opportunities for students to encounter and expand their ability to reason with ratios in real life contexts.

Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning is a course for English language teachers who want to deepen their own conceptual understanding of ratios and proportions and to learn strategies for helping students build ratio reasoning skills. This course is for participants who have successfully completed Mathematizing ESOL I

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adaptive Test Administration (Boston) Fri, 04/19/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The BEST Plus 2.0 six and one half hour training is the first of three steps to become certified to administer the BEST Plus 2.0 test.

The other two steps, which must be completed within 3 weeks of the training, are to:

  1. Complete 10 practice test administrations
  2. Pass a Scoring Activity using the DVD in the BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Toolkit

Participants must arrive on time and attend the entire session.

Lunch is scheduled for 30 minutes. Please bring your own lunch.

There is an online prerequisite for this training. See below for more information.

Planning for Continuous Improvement, Session 3 (Worcester) Mon, 04/22/2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

In this new era of accountability under WIOA, do you believe that you are first and foremost accountable to the adult learners in your program? Are you looking for innovative ways to accelerate their learning, promote successful outcomes, and better support their planning and transitions to next steps? Do you strive to maximize the effectiveness of the time that your teachers and learners spend in your program?

ACLS policy asks programs to “engage in a continuous improvement planning process that involves all stakeholders”, and IPQ 8 guides programs to “engage in a continuous improvement planning process with the goal of improving student outcomes.”

The Planning for Continuous Improvement (PCI) PD is designed to help program directors convene and lead an inclusive planning team to effectively implement an ongoing, cyclical continuous improvement process informed by data that strengthens instruction, learning, and student outcomes.

The Professional Adult Educator (Online) Mon, 04/22/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The Professional Adult Educator is a six-week, ten-hour online course that explores the art of teaching adults, viewed through the lens of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Education.

Planning for Continuous Improvement, Session 3 (Malden) Tue, 04/23/2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

In this new era of accountability under WIOA, do you believe that you are first and foremost accountable to the adult learners in your program? Are you looking for innovative ways to accelerate their learning, promote successful outcomes, and better support their planning and transitions to next steps? Do you strive to maximize the effectiveness of the time that your teachers and learners spend in your program?

ACLS policy asks programs to “engage in a continuous improvement planning process that involves all stakeholders”, and IPQ 8 guides programs to “engage in a continuous improvement planning process with the goal of improving student outcomes.”

The Planning for Continuous Improvement (PCI) PD is designed to help program directors convene and lead an inclusive planning team to effectively implement an ongoing, cyclical continuous improvement process informed by data that strengthens instruction, learning, and student outcomes.

How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles (Online) Wed, 04/24/2019 - 9:00am

This online webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) 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. Participation in all three webinars and the interim activities is required.

Upon registration, you will be enrolled in the course on Blackboard and will receive instructions on how to access it before it begins. Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL. 

Career Fair Preparation for English Language Learners (Cambridge/Blended) Thu, 04/25/2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Career fairs offer English language learners at all proficiency levels opportunities for authentic, real-life language practice, whether they are seeking employment at the time or not. This three-part workshop will provide strategies for helping learners get the most out of career fairs.

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adaptive Test Administration (Worcester) Thu, 04/25/2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

The BEST Plus 2.0 six and one half hour training is the first of three steps to become certified to administer the BEST Plus 2.0 test.

The other two steps, which must be completed within 3 weeks of the training, are to:

  1. Complete 10 practice test administrations
  2. Pass a Scoring Activity using the DVD in the BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Toolkit

Participants must arrive on time and attend the entire session.

Lunch is scheduled for 30 minutes. Please bring your own lunch.

There is an online prerequisite for this training. See below for more information.

The Art of Advising—Part II (Worcester) Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The Art of Advising introduces practical tools, strategies, and approaches to staff whose primary function is education and career advising that you can use to help students plan their next steps. While this course is geared towards staff who are new to the advising role, it can also benefit experienced advisors seeking to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Going Mobile! Tools for ESOL Learning on the Go (Online PLC) Thu, 04/25/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This six-month online professional learning community (PLC) will explore the power of mobile technology to promote language learning in the classroom and beyond. The series includes a self-paced introductory module, six facilitated virtual sessions, and five reflective discussions. 

Directors’ Sharing and Learning Group (Brockton) Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you wish you had someone to brainstorm with about how your year is going? What’s been surprising, challenging, and rewarding? In response to requests from directors for time to meet, network, and share strategies, the SABES Program Support PD Center is pleased to implement regional Directors’ Sharing and Learning Groups.

Making Sense of Proportional Reasoning (Bedford) Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Adult students, even at the lowest levels, have some experience with and intuition about proportional reasoning—the ability to compare two things using multiplicative thinking and then apply the comparison to a new situation. By integrating proportional reasoning throughout the curriculum, you can help your students develop important life and career skills and prepare them to tackle algebra with understanding and confidence. Proportional reasoning can be supported early on by having students explore proportional situations in a variety of contexts using concrete materials or through data collection activities (National Research Council, p.417). Both of these strategies also align with strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities. This course will introduce you, through hands-on exploration, to both the concepts of proportional reasoning and to concrete strategies to help students reason through ratios.

Intercultural Awareness (Quincy/Blended) Sat, 04/27/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

In this three-part workshop, we look at ESOL instruction through the lens of intercultural awareness to identify beliefs about language learning and teaching, the roles of the teacher and student in the classroom, and the cultural backgrounds and educational goals of our learners. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three components, you will have opportunities to try out new ways to integrate intercultural awareness into your teaching practice and receive professional development support while doing so.

This workshop is one of six based on the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL

 

EBRI: Diagnostic Assessments of Reading (Online) Mon, 04/29/2019 - 8:00am

WIOA specifies that “the essential components of reading instruction” be incorporated into instruction. Learn how to administer and interpret diagnostic reading assessments for adult learners, how to build individual reading profiles, and how to use this information to plan effective evidence-based reading instruction.

Directors’ Sharing and Learning Group (Holyoke) Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you wish you had someone to brainstorm with about how your year is going? What’s been surprising, challenging, and rewarding? In response to requests from directors for time to meet, network, and share strategies, the SABES Program Support PD Center is pleased to implement regional Directors’ Sharing and Learning Groups.

TABE CLAS-E Reading Administration and Scoring (Online) Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to administer and score the reading component of the Tests of Adult Basic Education Complete Language Assessment System–English (TABE CLAS-E).

TABE 11/12 Administration and Scoring (Online) Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to administer and score levels E, M, D, and A of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Forms 11/12.

TABE Level L Administration and Scoring (Online) Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to administer and score Level L (Literacy) of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Forms 11/12, which is the assessment recommended by ACLS for some adult learners at low reading levels.

Overview of EBRI - May (Online) Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

Assessment Basics Webinar Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:00am

This online webinar-based training consists of two videos followed by questions. The first video describes what assessment is, how assessment fits into curriculum and instruction, and how to interpret different types of test scores. The second video explains what assessments are required in Massachusetts for NRS reporting purposes and provides an overview of the ACLS assessment policies.

Assessment Basics is available 24/7 and takes 30-40 minutes to complete.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - May (Online) Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:00am

(Important:  This is Not the Overview of the NEW MA ELP Standards, which you can find on the SABES Calendar on the second of each month).

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics. 

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

MAPT Administration (Online) Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration (Online) Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to administer the writing component of the Tests of Adult Basic Education Complete Language Assessment System–English (TABE CLAS-E). You will also learn how to score the multiple-choice portion of the assessment. To be certified to fully score the CLAS-E Writing, you must attend a face-to-face CLAS-E Writing Scoring training after completing this online training.

How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles (Online) Wed, 05/01/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This online webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) 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. Participation in all three webinars and the interim activities is required.

Upon registration, you will be enrolled in the course on Blackboard and will receive instructions on how to access it before it begins. Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL. 

ELA PD at Your Program--and Coaching, too! Thu, 05/02/2019 - 8:00am

The ELA C&I PD Center will come to you! In addition to our highly accessible online offerings, we offer ELA coaches for curriculum and EBRI (by June we will also offer writing coaches) and ELA facilitators, who will provide PD at your program location on:

  • Critical Friends (several shorter sessions over weeks or months)
  • MESCA—Making the ELA Standards Come Alive
  • Using Text Sets to Build Knowledge: Examine a text set, discuss the design of the coherently sequenced set of resources, consider implications for classroom instruction, and explore sources for text sets to use with your class
  • Science Skills for All Levels of Literacy: Reflect on and analyze the role of science process skills in your teaching and in your students’ learning as you both explore different activities and discuss which activities align with the seven science process skills. Appropriate for ELA and ESOL teachers of all levels of learners.

These are not regularly posted on the calendar; they are available to programs on request with enough advance notice.

Take advantage of this terrific opportunity to engage in face-to-face PD and coaching at times and locations that work for your program.

Contact Merilee Freeman, Director of the ELA C&I PD Center, at mfreeman@qcc.mass.edu or 508-854-4296.

Learning Disabilities, Difficulties, and Differences: Designing ESOL Instruction to Meet Learners' Diverse Needs (Worcester/Blended) Thu, 05/02/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

This workshop offers an extraordinary opportunity for ESOL teachers to learn from a respected specialist in literacy and learning disabilities. With Chris Wenz, PhD, from Landmark College’s Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT), you will explore the unique challenges encountered by second language learners with learning disabilities, difficulties, and differences, and the strategies you can use to help them meet and overcome these challenges. (LCIRT is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for students with learning disabilities.) 

The NEW! Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education – An Overview – May (Online) Thu, 05/02/2019 - 9:00am

Three self-paced, 20-minute online modules give an overview of the new Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education, background on why and how they were developed and are organized, and guidance on how teachers can use them. 

Please note: You cannot access the online modules from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with access instructions. 

Responding to the Needs of All Adult Learners for Literacy Instruction (Worcester/Blended) Thu, 05/02/2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

The challenges presented by learning disabilities and ADHD persist into adulthood and can have profound effects on the lives of individuals. Examine various conceptions of disability and their implications for adult literacy development, explore the role of executive function in literacy learning, experiment with methods of assessing learning needs, and practice integrating Universal Design for Learning elements into instructional planning to meet the needs of adult learners. 

Directors’ Sharing and Learning Group (Worcester) Thu, 05/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Do you wish you had someone to brainstorm with about how your year is going? What’s been surprising, challenging, and rewarding? In response to requests from directors for time to meet, network, and share strategies, the SABES Program Support PD Center is pleased to implement regional Directors’ Sharing and Learning Groups.

Integrating Math into ESOL Units: Employment (New Bedford) Fri, 05/03/2019 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

Adult ESOL learners need math skills to be smart consumers and effective employees. Successfully integrating math into an ESOL class does not have to interfere with your language objectives or cause you to stress over how to design meaningful math activities. The Integrating Math into ESOL Units series consists of four-hour workshops designed to familiarize ESOL teachers with ready-to-go math activities that can be integrated into the units and contexts you already teach. You will receive a packet of materials created by a team of math and ESOL teachers at the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center to take home with you.  

STAR (Blended/QCC) Fri, 05/03/2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

In this blended training, learn STAR/EBRI strategies and practices that will enable you to support intermediate readers in making measurable gains.

STAR (Student Achievement in Reading) focuses on building the reading skills for adult learners at the intermediate level grade level equivalents (GLE 4-8.9). National student outcome data shows that pre-adult secondary education (ASE) students make measurable gains in reading achievement when STAR’s structures and practices are implemented.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Boston) Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting. 

Making Sense of Proportional Reasoning (Bedford) Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Adult students, even at the lowest levels, have some experience with and intuition about proportional reasoning—the ability to compare two things using multiplicative thinking and then apply the comparison to a new situation. By integrating proportional reasoning throughout the curriculum, you can help your students develop important life and career skills and prepare them to tackle algebra with understanding and confidence. Proportional reasoning can be supported early on by having students explore proportional situations in a variety of contexts using concrete materials or through data collection activities (National Research Council, p.417). Both of these strategies also align with strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities. This course will introduce you, through hands-on exploration, to both the concepts of proportional reasoning and to concrete strategies to help students reason through ratios.

Directors’ Sharing and Learning Group (Boston) Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you wish you had someone to brainstorm with about how your year is going? What’s been surprising, challenging, and rewarding? In response to requests from directors for time to meet, network, and share strategies, the SABES Program Support PD Center is pleased to implement regional Directors’ Sharing and Learning Groups.

Career Fair Preparation for English Language Learners (Cambridge/Blended) Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Career fairs offer English language learners at all proficiency levels opportunities for authentic, real-life language practice, whether they are seeking employment at the time or not. This three-part workshop will provide strategies for helping learners get the most out of career fairs.

MCAE NETWORK Conference Fri, 05/10/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

NETWORK 2019 will be held at the Best Western Royal Plaza at 181 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, MA

Call for proposals (Deadline February 20, 2019)

Formative Assessment Strategies for Math: Analyzing Student Work (Blended) Fri, 05/10/2019 - 9:30am

This course is a blended online and face-to-face course for adult education instructors at all levels who are looking to improve their ability to analyze and make use of student work in mathematics. Recent studies have shown that formative assessment – particularly detailed task-specific comments on student work – can activate interest in a task (Cimpian et al., 2007) and result in better performance (Lipnevich & Smith, 2008). Tasks that offer clear feedback develop a growth mindset pathway for students that enables them to learn at higher levels (Boaler, Mathematical Mindsets, p. 144).

In this course, we will look at both student videos and student written work, with a stronger emphasis on the latter. You are encouraged to collect and bring examples of student work from your own classes to the face-to-face session.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - May (Online) Tue, 05/14/2019 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

How Do You Know That They Know? Formative Assessment for Reading and Writing (Canton/Blended) Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:00am to 5:30pm

How can you be sure that your students are learning as you teach? Formative assessment (checking for student understanding) is a powerful approach that allows you and your students to collaboratively gather evidence of student learning in order to improve learning. This session will engage participants in an exploration of strategies to improve formative assessment in the ELA classroom. 

How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles (Online) Wed, 05/15/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This online webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) 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. Participation in all three webinars and the interim activities is required.

Upon registration, you will be enrolled in the course on Blackboard and will receive instructions on how to access it before it begins. Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL. 

Cultural Competence: Putting Equity Front and Center in Our Teaching and Advising (Malden) Thu, 05/16/2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

In this interactive session, you will gain a greater understanding of cultural competence and proficiency—the ability to work effectively across cultures in a way that acknowledges and respects the cultures of the adult learners you serve. By engaging with a variety of small and large group activities and audio-visual resources, you will explore the relationship of culture to the self and others, learn to identify micro- and macro-aggressions and strategies to overcome them, and practice your newly gained knowledge to turn understanding into more effective programs and services.

How Do You Know That They Know? Formative Assessment for Reading and Writing (Danvers/Blended) Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

How can you be sure that your students are learning as you teach? Formative assessment (checking for student understanding) is a powerful approach that allows you and your students to collaboratively gather evidence of student learning in order to improve learning. This session will engage participants in an exploration of strategies to improve formative assessment in the ELA classroom. 

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Framingham/Blended) Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

This three-part, blended workshop looks at various reasons and ways to assess ESOL learners’ language learning, such as determining their class level and learning needs, monitoring and acknowledging their progress, and informing instructional plans. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three sessions, you will have opportunities to try out new formative and summative assessment tools and techniques in your practice and receive professional development support while doing so. 

This workshop is one of six that were developed to support ESOL teachers in gaining proficiency in and mastery of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

From Class to Classify: Effective Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners (Devens/Blended) Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Based on research from the Center for Applied Linguistics, this workshop focuses on the four recommended elements of vocabulary instruction and how to incorporate them into ESOL teaching practice. A major focus will be on practical applications for classrooms.

Formative Assessment Strategies for Math: Analyzing Student Work (Blended) Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

This course is a blended online and face-to-face course for adult education instructors at all levels who are looking to improve their ability to analyze and make use of student work in mathematics. Recent studies have shown that formative assessment – particularly detailed task-specific comments on student work – can activate interest in a task (Cimpian et al., 2007) and result in better performance (Lipnevich & Smith, 2008). Tasks that offer clear feedback develop a growth mindset pathway for students that enables them to learn at higher levels (Boaler, Mathematical Mindsets, p. 144).

In this course, we will look at both student videos and student written work, with a stronger emphasis on the latter. You are encouraged to collect and bring examples of student work from your own classes to the face-to-face session.

From Class to Classify: Effective Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners (Devens/Blended) Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:00am

Based on research from the Center for Applied Linguistics, this workshop focuses on the four recommended elements of vocabulary instruction and how to incorporate them into ESOL teaching practice. A major focus will be on practical applications for classrooms.

Making Sense of Fractions (Cambridge/Blended) Mon, 05/20/2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

Screenshot from a video on making sense of fractions

Both teachers and students often report that the hardest thing to teach and learn is FRACTIONS. There are so many rules to remember and none of them seem to make sense. By building a solid conceptual understanding of fractions, teachers and students can understand those rules instead of memorizing them. Fractions don’t have to be a source of frustration and anxiety!

Researchers interviewing community college students found that they had a lack of conceptual understanding that had "by the time they entered developmental math classes, significantly impeded the effectiveness of their application of procedures. And application of procedures is, without concepts and a disposition to reason with them, all that students have left to go on” [Givvin, Stigler, & Thompson, 2011, p. 14]. While this research was conducted with students in developmental math classes, this same issue applies to learners in our programs.

The Professional Adult Educator (Online) Mon, 05/20/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The Professional Adult Educator is a six-week, ten-hour online course that explores the art of teaching adults, viewed through the lens of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Education.

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Directors’ Meeting Wed, 05/22/2019 - 9:00am

The one-day ABE Directors’ Meeting will be held at the Devens Common Center and Hilton Garden Inn, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens MA 01434 on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

Going Mobile! Tools for ESOL Learning on the Go (Online PLC) Thu, 05/23/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This six-month online professional learning community (PLC) will explore the power of mobile technology to promote language learning in the classroom and beyond. The series includes a self-paced introductory module, six facilitated virtual sessions, and five reflective discussions. 

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (West) Fri, 05/31/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting.

Overview of EBRI - June (Online) Sat, 06/01/2019 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - June (Online) Sat, 06/01/2019 - 8:00am

Important:  This is Not the Overview of the NEW MA ELP Standards, which you can find on the SABES Calendar on the second of each month.

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction. 

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period will close the week before the start of the course, to allow for enrollment logistics. 

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

Intercultural Awareness (Quincy/Blended) Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

In this three-part workshop, we look at ESOL instruction through the lens of intercultural awareness to identify beliefs about language learning and teaching, the roles of the teacher and student in the classroom, and the cultural backgrounds and educational goals of our learners. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three components, you will have opportunities to try out new ways to integrate intercultural awareness into your teaching practice and receive professional development support while doing so.

This workshop is one of six based on the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL

 

ELA PD at Your Program--and Coaching, too! Sun, 06/02/2019 - 8:00am

The ELA C&I PD Center will come to you! In addition to our highly accessible online offerings, we offer ELA coaches for curriculum and EBRI (by June we will also offer writing coaches) and ELA facilitators, who will provide PD at your program location on:

  • Critical Friends (several shorter sessions over weeks or months)
  • MESCA—Making the ELA Standards Come Alive
  • Using Text Sets to Build Knowledge: Examine a text set, discuss the design of the coherently sequenced set of resources, consider implications for classroom instruction, and explore sources for text sets to use with your class
  • Science Skills for All Levels of Literacy: Reflect on and analyze the role of science process skills in your teaching and in your students’ learning as you both explore different activities and discuss which activities align with the seven science process skills. Appropriate for ELA and ESOL teachers of all levels of learners.

These are not regularly posted on the calendar; they are available to programs on request with enough advance notice.

Take advantage of this terrific opportunity to engage in face-to-face PD and coaching at times and locations that work for your program.

Contact Merilee Freeman, Director of the ELA C&I PD Center, at mfreeman@qcc.mass.edu or 508-854-4296.

The NEW! Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education – An Overview – June (Online) Sun, 06/02/2019 - 9:00am

Three self-paced, 20-minute online modules give an overview of the new Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education, background on why and how they were developed and are organized, and guidance on how teachers can use them. 

Please note: You cannot access the online modules from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with access instructions. 

TABE 11/12 Administration and Scoring (Online) Mon, 06/03/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to administer and score levels E, M, D, and A of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Forms 11/12.

TABE Level L Administration and Scoring (Online) Mon, 06/03/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to administer and score Level L (Literacy) of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Forms 11/12, which is the assessment recommended by ACLS for some adult learners at low reading levels.

Assessment Basics Webinar Mon, 06/03/2019 - 8:00am

This online webinar-based training consists of two videos followed by questions. The first video describes what assessment is, how assessment fits into curriculum and instruction, and how to interpret different types of test scores. The second video explains what assessments are required in Massachusetts for NRS reporting purposes and provides an overview of the ACLS assessment policies.

Assessment Basics is available 24/7 and takes 30-40 minutes to complete.

MAPT Administration (Online) Mon, 06/03/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration (Online) Mon, 06/03/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to administer the writing component of the Tests of Adult Basic Education Complete Language Assessment System–English (TABE CLAS-E). You will also learn how to score the multiple-choice portion of the assessment. To be certified to fully score the CLAS-E Writing, you must attend a face-to-face CLAS-E Writing Scoring training after completing this online training.

TABE CLAS-E Reading Administration and Scoring (Online) Mon, 06/03/2019 - 8:00am

In this online training available 24/7, you will learn how to administer and score the reading component of the Tests of Adult Basic Education Complete Language Assessment System–English (TABE CLAS-E).

Making Sense of Fractions (Cambridge/Blended) Mon, 06/03/2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Screenshot from a video on making sense of fractions

Both teachers and students often report that the hardest thing to teach and learn is FRACTIONS. There are so many rules to remember and none of them seem to make sense. By building a solid conceptual understanding of fractions, teachers and students can understand those rules instead of memorizing them. Fractions don’t have to be a source of frustration and anxiety!

Researchers interviewing community college students found that they had a lack of conceptual understanding that had "by the time they entered developmental math classes, significantly impeded the effectiveness of their application of procedures. And application of procedures is, without concepts and a disposition to reason with them, all that students have left to go on” [Givvin, Stigler, & Thompson, 2011, p. 14]. While this research was conducted with students in developmental math classes, this same issue applies to learners in our programs.

How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles (Online) Wed, 06/05/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This online webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) 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. Participation in all three webinars and the interim activities is required.

Upon registration, you will be enrolled in the course on Blackboard and will receive instructions on how to access it before it begins. Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL. 

From Class to Classify: Effective Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners (Devens/Blended) Fri, 06/07/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Based on research from the Center for Applied Linguistics, this workshop focuses on the four recommended elements of vocabulary instruction and how to incorporate them into ESOL teaching practice. A major focus will be on practical applications for classrooms.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - June (Online) Tue, 06/11/2019 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Lawrence) Tue, 06/11/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting. 

Going Mobile! Tools for ESOL Learning on the Go (Online PLC) Thu, 06/20/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This six-month online professional learning community (PLC) will explore the power of mobile technology to promote language learning in the classroom and beyond. The series includes a self-paced introductory module, six facilitated virtual sessions, and five reflective discussions.