For starters, our new name is the SABES ESOL Curriculum and Instruction Professional Development Center, a.k.a. the ESOL C&I PD Center. We are now centrally located at Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) in Worcester (and no longer have an office in Holyoke).
Do you struggle to connect your existing curriculum pieces while also incorporating the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)? Does your present curriculum seem to focus primarily on procedures, drill, and memorization?
We (Sandy Goodman and Luanne Teller) are thrilled to be collaborating to co-direct the new SABES Program Support PD Center. Our goal is to work in creative and responsive ways to provide professional development according to our system’s High Quality Professional Development (HQPD) Standards. The HQPD Standards and our center’s work are designed to build our collective capacity to maximize opportunities for the adult learners we serve.