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Take Action! is a civic engagement unit developed for a social studies class at the HSE level. Students learn about the fundamentals and limitations of the municipal, state, and federal levels of government, and apply this knowledge by writing about an issue of importance to them in a formal letter…
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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. They include (1) Well-Structured ESOL Lesson, (2) Limiting Teacher Talk and Increasing Student Engagement, (3) Error Correction, and (4) What NOT To…
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This resource is comprised of two separate components: the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS) document, and three overview videos.  First, the MA ELPS document—a revision of the Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Framework for ESOL.  The MA ELPS integrate the College and…
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News! 2021 Teaching the Skills That Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) Virtual Conference, June 15 and 16, 2021 Over 1,500 adult educators registered for this FREE premier professional development opportunity in 2020. Be a part of it. Register Here! H​​​osted by the Office of Career Technical and…
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The ABE License for teachers is available through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The SABES Program Support PD Center offers support and guidance to those seeking ABE Licensure.  About the ABE License ABE Types of Licenses Policy memorandum regarding the Revised…
Part 1 of the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS) Overview introduces the standards, why they were developed, what is new, and what has stayed the same. (SABES)
Part 2 of the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS) Overview explores the organization of the MA ELPS document. (SABES) See also: MA ELPS (Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards) - Document and Overview Videos for a review of the three videos in this series…
Part 3 of the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS) Overview explores the organization of the MA ELPS document. (SABES).
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Understanding and correctly using workplace credential terminology will enhance our communications with students, employers, workforce agencies and community partners.  This video and write up explains the differences between certificates, certifications, degrees and licenses.
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Explore this collection of resources to deepen your own knowledge about building a culturally responsive learning environment, and apply this information to recognize and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges of your students in an inclusive ESOL classroom.