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ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - December (Online) Sat, 12/01/2018 - 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. 

Overview of EBRI - December (Online) Sat, 12/01/2018 - 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.

EBRI: Alphabetics (online) Mon, 12/03/2018 - 8:00am

Alphabetics is one of “the essential components of reading instruction” that WIOA requires be incorporated into instruction. In this 6-hour online course, learn about effective, appropriate instructional strategies and activities and create a short alphabetics lesson that corresponds to your learners’ decoding levels.

How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles (Online) Wed, 12/12/2018 - 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. 

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring (Boston) Thu, 12/13/2018 - 9:30am

 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.

FULL-The Art of Advising—Part II (Boston) Thu, 12/13/2018 - 9:45am to 3:30pm

Full-Registration Closed

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.

Developing Workplace Education Curriculum (Boston) Fri, 12/14/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

In this workshop, you will collaborate with your peers from workplace education programs to explore how to create curricula and learning opportunities that meet the needs, goals, and aspirations of students, as well as those of the employer.

Study Circle on Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Worcester) Fri, 12/14/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

In this course, participants will explore relevant research on teaching low-literate English Language Learners and engage in independent reading, reflective classroom tasks, and collegial discussions that inform and deepen maximum professional growth.

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Northampton/Blended) Fri, 12/21/2018 - 9:00am 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.

TABE Level L Administration and Scoring (Online) Tue, 01/01/2019 - 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.

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

The Assessment Basics webinar-based online training is approximately 25 minutes and covers what assessment is, how assessment fits into curriculum and instruction, what assessments are required in Massachusetts for NRS reporting purposes, and what the ACLS assessment policies are. In order to successfully complete this webinar, practitioners are prompted to answer six questions at the end.

The webinar is available 24/7. Completing it is a prerequisite for several assessment trainings.

MAPT Administration (Online) Tue, 01/01/2019 - 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) Tue, 01/01/2019 - 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.

TABE CLAS-E Reading Administration and Scoring (Online) Tue, 01/01/2019 - 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) Tue, 01/01/2019 - 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.

Overview of EBRI - January (Online) Wed, 01/02/2019 - 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 - January (Online) Wed, 01/02/2019 - 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. 

ELA PD at Your Program--and Coaching, too! Thu, 01/03/2019 - 9:00am

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.

Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations - Winter 2019 (Online) Mon, 01/07/2019 - 9:00am

Part of learning a new language is learning how to talk about math. Unfortunately, math has not traditionally been a regular part of adult ESOL instruction, and many ESOL teachers are not comfortable teaching it. This self-paced, moderated online course is the first in a series for ESOL teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of math and learn how to integrate math and numeracy skills into their ESOL classrooms.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - January (Online) Tue, 01/08/2019 - 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!

Mental Health First Aid (Worcester) Thu, 01/10/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Mental Health First Aid is a standardized 8-hour training course designed to give you key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual experiencing a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.  In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives.

Career Exploration and Planning for English Language Learners (Boston/Blended) Thu, 01/10/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Much information is available on career development, but ESOL teachers may find it challenging to choose appropriate, comprehensible materials and use them to create effective language lessons. This three-part workshop will provide opportunities to explore resources and apply them in the classroom.

Study Circle on Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Worcester) Fri, 01/11/2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

In this course, participants will explore relevant research on teaching low-literate English Language Learners and engage in independent reading, reflective classroom tasks, and collegial discussions that inform and deepen maximum professional growth.

Mental Health First Aid (Boston) Sat, 01/12/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Mental Health First Aid is a standardized 8-hour training course designed to give you key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual experiencing a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.  In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives.

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Plymouth/Blended) Sat, 01/12/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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.

EBRI: Diagnostic Assessments of Reading (Online) Mon, 01/14/2019 - 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.

Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Singapore strips (Fall River) Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Singapore strips—also called bar models or tape diagrams—are a powerful tool for visualizing a wide variety of mathematical situations. Tape diagrams are explicitly mentioned in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) as a tool for reasoning with ratios, and they can be used for so much more. Through using them, students can improve their number sense, problem-solving skills, and confidence. 

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Lawrence) Tue, 01/15/2019 - 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. 

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adaptive Test Administration (Hudson) Wed, 01/16/2019 - 9:30am

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.

Career Exploration and Planning for English Language Learners (Boston/Blended) Thu, 01/24/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Much information is available on career development, but ESOL teachers may find it challenging to choose appropriate, comprehensible materials and use them to create effective language lessons. This three-part workshop will provide opportunities to explore resources and apply them in the classroom.

Going Mobile! Tools for ESOL Learning on the Go (Online PLC) Thu, 01/24/2019 - 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. 

Principles of Second Language Acquisition (Worcester / Blended) Fri, 01/25/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This three-part workshop provides you with an overview of second language acquisition theories and principles, with a focus on their applications in the adult ESOL classroom. It includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Participation in all three components is required. 

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL and is a suggested prerequisite to the others.

ESOL Instructional Delivery and Classroom Management (Methuen/Blended) Sat, 01/26/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This three-part workshop explores ESOL instructional practices that maximize learner interaction and communication at all levels of language proficiency. 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. 

TABE Level L Administration and Scoring (Online) Fri, 02/01/2019 - 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 - February (Online) Fri, 02/01/2019 - 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 Fri, 02/01/2019 - 8:00am

The Assessment Basics webinar-based online training is approximately 25 minutes and covers what assessment is, how assessment fits into curriculum and instruction, what assessments are required in Massachusetts for NRS reporting purposes, and what the ACLS assessment policies are. In order to successfully complete this webinar, practitioners are prompted to answer six questions at the end.

The webinar is available 24/7. Completing it is a prerequisite for several assessment trainings.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - February (Online) Fri, 02/01/2019 - 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. 

MAPT Administration (Online) Fri, 02/01/2019 - 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) Fri, 02/01/2019 - 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.

TABE CLAS-E Reading Administration and Scoring (Online) Fri, 02/01/2019 - 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) Fri, 02/01/2019 - 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.

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Northampton/Blended) Fri, 02/01/2019 - 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.

Mental Health First Aid (Lawrence) Fri, 02/01/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Mental Health First Aid is a standardized 8-hour training course designed to give you key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual experiencing a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.  In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives.

ELA PD at Your Program--and Coaching, too! Sun, 02/03/2019 - 12:15am

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.

Mental Health First Aid (Chicopee) Mon, 02/04/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Mental Health First Aid is a standardized 8-hour training course designed to give you key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual experiencing a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.  In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives.

STAR (Blended/QCC) Mon, 02/04/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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.

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Clinton/Blended) Tue, 02/05/2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

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.

Integrating Math into ESOL Units: Shopping (Gloucester) Fri, 02/08/2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

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 short workshops designed to familiarize ESOL teachers with ready-to-go math activities that can be integrated into the units and contexts you already teach. At the completion of the workshop, 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.

Study Circle on Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Worcester) Fri, 02/08/2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

In this course, participants will explore relevant research on teaching low-literate English Language Learners and engage in independent reading, reflective classroom tasks, and collegial discussions that inform and deepen maximum professional growth.

ESOL Curriculum and Instructional Design (Holyoke/Blended) Sat, 02/09/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This three-part workshop guides you through a systematic approach to curriculum development based on the Massachusetts ESOL Curriculum Framework, the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, and clearly articulated learner goals and outcomes. 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 this approach as you plan your instruction 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.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - February (Online) Tue, 02/12/2019 - 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!

Employment Options for All (Online) Tue, 02/12/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This one-hour webinar presents a range of nontraditional training and employment options for English language learners. In the online discussion following the webinar, participants will suggest additional resources and share ideas for presenting this information to learners.

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Clinton/Blended) Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

The Components of Language (Fall River/Blended) Thu, 02/28/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

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, 02/28/2019 - 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. 

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.

Assessment Basics Webinar Fri, 03/01/2019 - 8:00am

The Assessment Basics webinar-based online training is approximately 25 minutes and covers what assessment is, how assessment fits into curriculum and instruction, what assessments are required in Massachusetts for NRS reporting purposes, and what the ACLS assessment policies are. In order to successfully complete this webinar, practitioners are prompted to answer six questions at the end.

The webinar is available 24/7. Completing it is a prerequisite for several assessment trainings.

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. 

MAPT Administration (Online) Fri, 03/01/2019 - 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) Fri, 03/01/2019 - 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.

TABE CLAS-E Reading Administration and Scoring (Online) Fri, 03/01/2019 - 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) Fri, 03/01/2019 - 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) Fri, 03/01/2019 - 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.

Principles of Second Language Acquisition (Worcester / Blended) Fri, 03/01/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

This three-part workshop provides you with an overview of second language acquisition theories and principles, with a focus on their applications in the adult ESOL classroom. It includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Participation in all three components is required. 

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL and is a suggested prerequisite to the others.

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.

ESOL Instructional Delivery and Classroom Management (Methuen/Blended) Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

This three-part workshop explores ESOL instructional practices that maximize learner interaction and communication at all levels of language proficiency. 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. 

English for Entrepreneurship (Malden/Blended) Mon, 03/04/2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

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.

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!

ESOL Curriculum and Instructional Design (Holyoke/Blended) Sat, 03/16/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

This three-part workshop guides you through a systematic approach to curriculum development based on the Massachusetts ESOL Curriculum Framework, the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, and clearly articulated learner goals and outcomes. 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 this approach as you plan your instruction 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.

Teaching Advanced Readers (Fall River) Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Explore ways to offer evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) to adult learners reading at GLE 9-12. Teaching Advanced Readers targets the vocabulary and comprehension skills of these readers, sharing concrete EBRI techniques that can be used immediately with adult students. Participants will learn approaches for teaching both academic (Tier 2) and content-specific (Tier 3) words as well as how to support learners in building the skills and strategies required to understand, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize complex content-oriented texts. 

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.

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. 

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

The Assessment Basics webinar-based online training is approximately 25 minutes and covers what assessment is, how assessment fits into curriculum and instruction, what assessments are required in Massachusetts for NRS reporting purposes, and what the ACLS assessment policies are. In order to successfully complete this webinar, practitioners are prompted to answer six questions at the end.

The webinar is available 24/7. Completing it is a prerequisite for several assessment trainings.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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!

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.

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 and Mathematizing ESOL II

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.

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. 

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

 

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

The Assessment Basics webinar-based online training is approximately 25 minutes and covers what assessment is, how assessment fits into curriculum and instruction, what assessments are required in Massachusetts for NRS reporting purposes, and what the ACLS assessment policies are. In order to successfully complete this webinar, practitioners are prompted to answer six questions at the end.

The webinar is available 24/7. Completing it is a prerequisite for several assessment trainings.

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

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.

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.

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.

STAR (Blended/QCC) Fri, 05/03/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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.

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.

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 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. 

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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

The Assessment Basics webinar-based online training is approximately 25 minutes and covers what assessment is, how assessment fits into curriculum and instruction, what assessments are required in Massachusetts for NRS reporting purposes, and what the ACLS assessment policies are. In order to successfully complete this webinar, practitioners are prompted to answer six questions at the end.

The webinar is available 24/7. Completing it is a prerequisite for several assessment trainings.

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).

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.

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. 

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!

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.