ELA: All News

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...

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 teachers...

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: 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

What?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 vocabulary and knowledge-building.Learn about the structure, use, and pre-teaching considerations of text sets...

Posted on: 10/01/2019

"One Thing We Knew For Sure"—Blending Science and Social Studies into STARIn 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 teaching and...

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: 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, and...

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...