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Overview: 

This 5.5-hour workshop explores the ways you can use the new Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education (MA ELPS) to increase academic rigor in adult ESOL instruction.

Audience: 

This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Novice and experienced adult-ESOL teachers who will use the MA ELPS to support curriculum development and lesson planning
Description: 

The new MA ELPS integrate English language development and college and career readiness into one comprehensive document. In this in-depth, hands-on workshop, you will build on what you learned from the SABES online overview of the MA ELPS and develop more confidence applying the standards to your teaching practice. 

You will:

  • Analyze the MA ELPS document itself
  • Compare the new document with the previously used Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Framework for ESOL and identify examples of increased academic rigor 
  • Learn how to apply the standards and benchmarks most relevant to your class levels and students' needs
  • Practice creating learning activities that will promote both student engagement and academic rigor
Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Locate relevant information in the MA ELPS
  • Make connections between the MA ELPS and the Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Framework for ESOL
  • Match MA ELP standards and threads with learning objectives
  • Align MA ELP standards and benchmarks with unit goals within a curriculum scope and sequence
  • Use content topics within the MA ELPS to plan lessons and learning activities
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 
Prerequisites: 

Before attending this workshop, you are required to complete the online Overview of the MA ELPS, which is available on the ESOL C&I Center page on the SABES website. The Overview is three 20-minute self-paced modules which provide key background information about the purpose, development, and organization of the new MA ELPS. 

You can find the Overview here:  https://www.sabes.org/content/ma-elps-massachusetts-english-language-proficiency-standards-document-and-overview-videos

Date: 
09/20/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Location: 
TERC
2067 Mass. Ave. - Nelson Room
Cambridge, MA 02140
Directions: 
PD Center: 

ESOL

SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area: 
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Frameworks/Standards
Educator Effectiveness
ESOL/English Language Learner
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