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Posted on: 10/14/2020

STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading) is entering its 11th year in Massachusetts! We’ve come a long way since 2010, when STAR was first introduced. Originally, the training facilitated in person over six days. This evolved into a blended training, with only three days for face-to-face meetings and...

Posted on: 11/30/2016

Overview of the STAR Initiative The 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...

Posted on: 09/28/2020

A colleague described her first week of remote teaching this Fall as "*mostly* successful chaos." Yes! Is your school year off to a somewhat chaotic start? Is it at least partially successful? How are you defining success, these days? One measure of success is using available tools effectively to...

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: 03/13/2020

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...

Posted on: 03/25/2020

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...

Posted on: 03/24/2020

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...

Posted on: 03/13/2020

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...

Posted on: 02/14/2020

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...

Posted on: 02/07/2020

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...