Is your online PD accessible? If it's within Blackboard, the answer is a resounding “YES!”When you sign up for online professional development with the SABES ELA and ESOL C&I PD Centers, your courses are hosted within the Blackboard learning management system (LMS) used by Quinsigmanond Community...

Good day. How are you managing?There is a lot to manage, for us and our students. We will help by sifting through the vast amounts of information related to COVID-19 and to distance teaching and learning. See the ELA Connections page for useful resources, and check back often. Like the other SABES...

The SABES ELA C&I PD Center is providing the following online PD opportunities immediately: Recipe for Success, Overview of EBRI, Intro. to LD in Adults, and Alphabetics.The three that are currently in session will re-open registration and remain open through June. Participants will be able to...

If there ever was a time for the skills of finding credible sources, understanding information in a variety of formats, getting the gist, sorting through evidence, figuring out and accurately using new words and phrases, building knowledge, and communicating clearly--that time is certainly now.You...

What makes an effective ELA teacher? How might you recognize it, in yourself or others?There are SO many ways into this question. Countless books and papers exist on this topic. One approach is to ask,Are students learning?What is the teacher doing that contributes to and supports that learning?What...

CollectEdNY has been putting together a collection of adult education resources that cover a wide range of topics (math, science, career-specific study, learning tool reviews, and more). The collection includes resources for teachers working with students seeking their high school equivalency, as...

With support from the ELA C&I PD Center in FY20, I want to ...Work with an ELA coach, tailored to my program's needs and schedule.Empower students with effective reading tools and strategies, and/or support the teachers and volunteers in EBRI classrooms.Hear from two local veteran STAR teachers...

Overview of the STAR InitiativeThe STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) initiative focuses on building the reading skills of intermediate level adult learners (GLE 4.0–8.9). STAR is explicitly listed as one of the ways in which OCTAE “supports states in meeting these new WIOA requirements”.Years of...

Two excellent nonprofit educational organizations based in Massachusetts provide these free educator webinars.While geared toward K–12 educators, the webinars will also be relevant to ABE and ESOL teachers who wish to incorporate these topics into classes, or to use the teaching strategies modeled...

Update your U.S. Social Studies content knowledge with a Teaching Tolerance webinar, recorded from the live event in early November 2019."Explore the role of U.S. segregation in everything from housing to employment to wealth accumulation—and the policies that made it all happen. Inspired by and...