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The SABES ESOL Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center is managed by EDC (Education Development Center). Our center provides relevant, innovative, high-quality professional development, led by local and national subject matter experts, and aligned to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Speakers of Other Languages. We support the ongoing learning needs of ESOL educators working to help adult learners develop English language proficiency to meet their everyday, educational, and professional goals. 

To see dates and register for PD events, visit the SABES Calendar.


FEATURED RESOURCES

Find all ESOL Resources at ESOL: Resources, Research, and Curriculum


NEW! Updated Standards-Aligned Resource Collections 

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UPCOMING ESOL PD EVENTS (click for details & registration)

FEBRUARY

  • Zooming In on the Gradual Release of Responsibility
  • Let's Start at the Very Beginning--Literacy instruction for Adult ESOL Learners
  • Using Google Classroom for Teaching and Learning
  • The Good Struggle: Asking Questions and Addressing the Challenges of Remote ESOL Teaching on Zoom

MARCH

  • Rigorous Instruction for Advanced English Learners
  • Contextualized, Communicative Grammar Instruction
  • Teaching a Second Language to Students with Learning Difficulties
  • Transfer and Transform: Effective Instructional Routines for Remote ESOL Instruction

COACHING AND PROGRAM-BASED PD

The ESOL PD Center also offers custom-tailored coaching services for individuals or instructional teams.  Trained coaches are available to assist with curriculum development, culturally responsive teaching, instructional practices, implementation of EGE, and other needs. 

To suggest new PD topics, or request program-based PD or coaching support for yourself or your program, contact ESOL PD Center Director Dori McCormack (dmccormack@edc.org). 


THE ESOL PD CENTER TEAM:

ESOL: Upcoming Events

02/07/2023
02/14/2023

Using Google Classroom for Teaching and Learning (Online Facilitated)

In this two-session Zoom workshop, you will learn how to use the most important features of the Google Classroom learning...

02/15/2023

The Good Struggle — Asking Questions and Addressing the Challenges of Remote ESOL Teaching on Zoom (Online Facilitated)

This session provides customized, just-in-time support for ESOL practitioners who have challenges and questions about effective teaching and learning with...

03/02/2023
03/09/2023

Rigorous Instruction for Advanced English Learners (Online Facilitated)

This two-part workshop focuses on integrating all language skills to provide rigorous, MA ELPS-aligned lessons that support the academic and...

ESOL: Videos

ESOL: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource

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…

Resource

This resource is comprised of two separate components: the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS) document, and three…

Resource

This collection contains a variety of resources to help you plan career-contextualized units, lessons, and activities within your ESOL curriculum…

ESOL: Our Team

Assistant Director
Program Coordinator
Administrative Manager