ESOL: All News

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...
Posted on: 09/26/2018
The ESOL Curriculum & Instruction PD Center is ready to support you in the development – and use – of your standards-based ESOL curriculum ACLS’ curriculum policy states that by June 2019, adult ESOL programs are required to use a curriculum that… Is aligned to the College and Career Readiness...
Posted on: 04/23/2018
ESOL Highlights Since this is our final newsletter of this year, we would like to share some highlights of FY18 with you. Keep reading for lots of upcoming PD! Our team of consultants expanded and blended all the PD offerings based on the ESOL Professional Standards , so they are now 8–10 hours of...
Posted on: 01/02/2018
We are excited to start the new year with several blended professional development (PD) offerings! Some of them are completely online, so you won’t have to leave the warmth of the indoors and venture out into the wintery cold. Others combine face-to-face sessions with online components—giving you...
Posted on: 11/06/2017
Have you ever taken a blended/hybrid course? Have you ever wanted to? Would the ability to participate in High-Quality Professional Development (HQPD) in a blended setting appeal to you? Blended and online learning options have grown in leaps and bounds over the past 10 years. In a recent survey of...
Posted on: 08/24/2017
Adult educators play a critical role in helping immigrants prepare for U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has developed a variety of resources to support these efforts. At the USCIS Resource Center, you will find information on the naturalization process, the...
Posted on: 08/23/2017
The SABES PD Center for ESOL offers a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers of adult English language learners. Our new pathways graphic presents our menu of offerings, arranged in clusters to help you focus and plan your individual professional development pathway. You may...