ESOL: All News

Posted on: 08/15/2019
We are excited to announce a new page on the SABES ELA website: Text Sets . 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. From...
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: 07/18/2019
The SABES Program Support PD Center has added 13 new cultural competence resources to the library that were collected and annotated specifically for us and adult educators by Dr. Vivian Carlo , Professor Emerita, Lesley University Graduate School of Education. Vivian presented the PD session...
Posted on: 07/15/2019
Hot off the press: our ESOL Year-at-a-Glance calendar! Organized by quarter, this chart shows a list of courses and special events that we’ll be offering throughout the year. Please note the addition of curriculum and instructional coaches and program-based workshops by request, along with our...
Posted on: 06/05/2019
Did you know that every resident in America is required by law to participate in the 2020 census? More importantly, did you know how full participation among all U.S. residents in the 2020 census is essential for ensuring proportionate representation in Congress and equitable distribution of...
Posted on: 02/28/2019
Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning is now open to anyone who has completed Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations . Teachers no longer need to have completed Mathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Fractions, Percentages, and Decimals first to be eligible for...
Posted on: 11/20/2018
From January to May, 2019, the SABES ESOL PD Center, in collaboration with English for New Bostonians, is offering a series of workshops designed to help ESOL teachers prepare their students for gainful employment. Follow the links below for more information and to register for one or more event;...
Posted on: 11/18/2018
“Coming to America” was the lesson topic, and the students of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) wrote and posed questions to one another about their experiences. However, this was no ordinary ESOL class. The nine students and their teachers had gathered at Holyoke Community College’s...
Posted on: 08/17/2018
This message is brought to you jointly by the three Curriculum & Instruction PD Centers for Math, ELA, and ESOL. Are you using standards-aligned curriculum? Deadline ACLS Curriculum Policy states: Programs offering ABE instruction in mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and...
Posted on: 09/25/2018
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). Our Director, Dori McCormack, has...