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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.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ESOL teachers interested in developing lessons that integrate language skills and career planning

In this workshop you will examine career-development materials and create a lesson that incorporates language and digital-literacy skills. You will consider the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and the MA Curriculum Framework for ESOL in your planning. Topics will include cultural awareness, transferable skills, goal-setting, online job applications, worker rights, and training/education options. 

The course components include:

  • A face-to-face, hands-on session on January 10, 2019 (3 hours): Choose materials and begin developing a standards-based language activity
  • An online facilitated discussion forum (2 hours total): Explore additional resources, exchange ideas, and get support developing your activity and trying it out with your learners
  • A facilitated webinar on January 24, 2019 (1 hour): Share updates and lessons learned, and plan next steps
  • Application to your teaching practice (2 hours)

To receive credit, you must participate in all components. Total PD hours: 8

For more information, contact Dori McCormack at

Snow date for the face-to-face session is January 17, 2019.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify career planning and exploration resources
  • Select materials and implementation options appropriate for the English language learners you teach
  • Draft a lesson and try it with students
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Before attending this workshop series, you should be familiar with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and the MA Curriculum Framework for ESOL.  An overview of both documents is available in a video on the ESOL webpage of the SABES website:

01/10/2019 - 1:00 pm to 01/10/2019 - 4:00 pm
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01/24/2019 - 2:00 pm to 01/24/2019 - 3:00 pm
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World Education
44 Farnsworth St.
Boston, MA
United States

PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Education and Career Planning
ESOL/English Learners
Workforce Development