Fall is upon us and the SABES ESOL C&I PD Center is happy to welcome you back to school! We continue to develop and deliver high-quality professional development opportunities to support your instructional practices in the remote, blended, or face-to-face environment.

Please check the SABES calendar and the ESOL Resources pages regularly as courses and resources are being added and updated often.  

Fully online courses currently on the calendar include:

Along with what you will find on the SABES calendar, the following online courses will be coming soon:

  • Zoom Roundtable – Come hear colleagues discuss their Zoom successes, challenges, and best practices in an informal roundtable setting
  • Google Drive/Docs/Forms Roundtable- Listen to your peers as they share their uses for these invaluable tools in the remote environment
  • Zoom Mobile – Experience the Zoom mobile app with this hands-on course
  • And more on Google Docs and Forms, WhatsApp, Differentiated Instruction!

And don’t forget about the many resources found in the ESOL resources including:

  • Videos and supporting materials on using WhatsApp and Quizlet for ESOL Learners (excerpted from our Going Mobile PD)
  • Overview of MA ELPS - 3 video series
  • Instructional Videos - 4 in all!
  • COMING SOON: Self-paced resources which will include recordings and supporting materials from recent Google Docs, Forms, WhatsApp, and Zoom courses
  • COMING SOON: Remote Instruction Demonstration Videos – brief best practices selections from your colleagues

If you are looking for a particular topic that you do not see here—or is currently full—please contact Dori McCormack, ESOL C&I PD Center Director, at dmccormack@qcc.mass.edu and we will do our best to meet your needs.

We are thinking of you all and wishing you good health.

The ESOL PD Center Team

ESOL: Upcoming Events


FULL - Write Away! The Writing Process in the Virtual ESOL Classroom (Online)

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FULL - Google Drive/Docs for the Virtual ESOL Classroom - Beginner (Online Facilitated)

In this session, conducted through Zoom, you will learn practical ways to use Google Docs (part of the Google Suite)...


WhatsApp for ESOL – Basic Tools and Features for Beginner Users (Online)

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ESOL: Resources, Research and Curriculum


Welcome to the SABES ESOL PD Center remote instruction and digital literacy Google Drive folder! Clicking on the link below will take you to our...


Within the Google Drive folder linked below, you will find a collection of brief videos designed to demonstrate how engaging classroom activities can...


Within this PDF, you will find links to valuable tips about ESOL teaching best practices by viewing these videos created by the SABES ESOL PD Center...

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