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Posted on: 11/30/2016
Overview of the STAR Initiative The ST udent A chievement in R eading (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”...
Posted on: 11/21/2019
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...
Posted on: 10/07/2019
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...
Posted on: 11/04/2019
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...
Posted on: 08/15/2019
A text set on Japanese American Internment during World War II has been added to the ELA Text Sets collection. More than a collection of resources on a topic, text sets are curated and sequenced short collections of resources, with a glossary and a few simple accompanying activities to support...
Posted on: 10/01/2019
"One Thing We Knew For Sure"—Blending Science and Social Studies into STAR In this latest blog post, two veteran teachers describe their methods and strategies for planning and running a successful STAR class. * * * * * Our blog— Reflect & Connect: The Reflective Practitioner —focuses on...
Posted on: 09/07/2018
With our first-class ELA coaches, you can extend your professional development experience, dig deeper into a topic, receive personalized help and support, or work with colleagues in a facilitated small group at or near your program. Critical Friends facilitators support groups of teachers over...
Posted on: 09/18/2019
Support your students with Evidence-Based Reading Instruction tools and strategies. Support yourself / your colleagues in this endeavor with quality professional development from the SABES ELA Curriculum & Instruction PD Center. Get the big picture with To the Point: WIOA, EBRI, and STAR...
Posted on: 08/19/2019
Facing History & Ourselves is a Massachusetts education nonprofit with many great resources that can be adapted or used as is for adult education. Their powerful motto is: People Make Choices. Choices Make History. Check out their Back-to-School Checklist , with "reflection questions, ideas,...
Posted on: 09/12/2018
Is your program interested in hosting a PD session by Dr. Amy Trawick on Teaching Advanced Readers? (In house—no travel time for your staff!) Please contact the ELA Center director, Merilee Freeman ( mfreeman@qcc.mass.edu or 508-854-4296). Evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) is for all adult...