The SABES ESOL C&I PD Center is here to support your efforts to provide meaningful learning opportunities for your students while you adapt to remote instruction, and to provide meaningful PD for you during this time of crisis. 

We are all seeking resources to share with students to assist them in accessing needed goods and services. Please review and share the resources gathered by our ESOL staff provided here: ESOL Resources for Covid-19.

Currently scheduled online PD includes:

The following online courses will be coming soon:

  • Using Zoom for ESOL Instruction
  • Creating Your Remote Presence – Delivering Instruction in the Virtual World
  • Formative Assessment (Rubrics, Checklists, and Other Tools) and How to Readily Do Them Online
  • Teaching Beginning Level Learners Reading and Research Strategies in an Online Class
  • Teaching Advanced ELs Reading and Research in an online class

Don’t forget about the many resources found on the ESOL website, including:

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 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

This is not the Overview of the NEW MA ELPS. The Overview videos are being moved to the ESOL webpage...
In this 1.5 hour virtual meeting in Blackboard Collaborate, teachers will explore how to transition successfully to remote ESOL instruction...
04/02/2020 04/09/2020 04/23/2020 05/07/2020
This online webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) theories and principles, with a focus...

ESOL: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource ESOL Instructional Videos
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...
Resource Welcome to Quizlet! Video and support document
Excerpted from a webinar in our Going Mobile series which highlights mobile applications for ESOL instruction, this video introduces Quizlet and many...
Resource Welcome to WhatsApp! - video and supporting materials
Excerpted from the mobile instructional tools series Going Mobile brought to you by the ESOL C&I PD Center, the video introduces you to WhatsApp...

ESOL: Our Team

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Administrative Support