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Posted on: 01/23/2019
No matter the geographic area or institutional setting that you’re working in or how demographically homogeneous your student body may appear on the surface, our students (like us) are formed by multiple experiences and identities that shape our values, beliefs, social norms, and communication...
Posted on: 01/23/2019
The D in Disabilities does not stand for Deficit—as this issue’s Math and Numeracy article exclaims. Indeed, although students may struggle for any number of reasons—physical, emotional, neurobiological—we know they all have the ability to learn and progress. Differentiating teaching to ease and...
Posted on: 01/20/2019
As an adult education teacher, you do your best to teach, and some of your students make significant progress. Others, however, linger behind and struggle to move forward. Some of these students arrive with IEPs from the K–12 system, but many do not. You wonder, could there be something else going...
Posted on: 01/17/2019
The “D” in LD—learning disabilities—does not stand for deficit. Therefore, we should not think of students who learn differently as being deficient in some way, although that is often how they have been treated. In fact, even the word disability suggests that someone is unable to learn or that he...
Posted on: 01/11/2019
Imagine that you are facing an ELA class in which you think that most of your students might have some combination of learning challenges, differences, difficulties, or disabilities, whether officially documented or not. (You probably don't need to imagine this—you've likely faced this very...
Posted on: 01/10/2019
The SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD Center is pleased to announce a new paper entitled Strategies that Support Learners with Disabilities, Differences, and Difficulties in the Mathematics Classroom . This resource, which provides a more focused look at...
Posted on: 01/09/2019
We've added new resources on culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP): 1) Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Some Key Features provides guidance and resources on CRP and multicultural education; 2) Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices is a dissertation thesis that provides a rare look at how CRP is...
Posted on: 01/09/2019
Adult learning programs and other organizations that provide direct services to adults with limited literacy are increasingly looking to mobile learning to extend learning opportunities. Join ACLS, SABES, and other adult education colleagues to learn how you can increase access to free mobile...
Posted on: 01/07/2019
The SABES PD Center for Program Support is setting up cohorts for practitioners interested in obtaining the Massachusetts ABE Teacher's License. License-seekers will use this dedicated time to: Prepare to pass two Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (Communications and Literacy Skills; Adult...
Posted on: 12/28/2018
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in effect for over 25 years, and many people are still confused about how the ADA defines disability and what is required of education providers under the law. To help AE programs ensure that students with disabilities can fully participate in the...