Bring an ELA focus to the highly useful and transferable skills of speaking and listening.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ELA teachers at all GLE levels
  • ABE content teachers (science, social studies, workforce prep, etc.)

What role should interviewing, debating, and even listening to podcasts play in the adult education classroom? A big one! So should engaging students in collaborative discussions and formal and informal presentations. Activities like these build important speaking and listening skills that serve adults well in the twenty-first century; however, many ABE teachers struggle to find time to teach these skills. Explore how to efficiently and effectively integrate instruction in speaking and listening with other instructional goals. The CCRSAE Speaking and Listening standards will be used as a guide.

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Describe the research-based connections among speaking, listening, reading, and writing
  • Design speaking and listening tasks appropriate for targeted CCRSAE levels and connected to reading and/or writing activities
  • Provide effective feedback to students on the development of their speaking and listening skills
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 
  • Recommended: View this video introducing the CCRSAE for ELA
  • Recommended: Complete the 3-hour online course, The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA

Directions for parking and public transit: https://www.juliesfamily.org/contact-us/location-directions/

03/27/2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Julie’s Family Learning Program
133 Dorchester St.
Boston, MA 02127
PD Center: 


SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
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