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There are many standards, frameworks, and guidelines to mine for useful information and guidance. Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Basic Education Get the main idea with To the Point: The ELA Proficiency Guide & the MA Prof. Standards for AE Review the ACLS page for...
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Use this form to support observations of an EBRI class, whether by peers, coaches, directors, or others. This PDF form can be downloaded and typed into directly, or printed and used a guide.
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This very brief video will walk you through the timeline of the various standards documents as they have been introduced to the ESOL field in Massachusetts - including the 2019 introduction of the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS). Take a moment to take a look!
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Keeping up with education research helps you understand how learning takes place and why certain teaching practices are likely to be effective. We sort through what’s out there and post the most relevant and useful articles here. Check back often, as we will add to our collection regularly.
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Civic awareness and participation, as well as cultural understanding, are important aspects of successfully navigating a new life in the United States. In addition, civics education is required in adult ESOL programs funded under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). Resources...
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We are all aware of the mandate to integrate college and career readiness into ESOL instruction at all levels, but you might need support at times applying it to your teaching practice. You’ll find links to a vast array of helpful resources here.
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Introducing digital literacy and effectively weaving it into your instruction can prove to be a challenge. What skills do your students currently have? What is their comfort level with technology? How comfortable are you with your own skills? Which tools would truly enhance your instructional goals...
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Are you unclear about definitions for learning disabilities, difficulties, and differences? Do you need information on appropriate accommodations? Are you hoping to gain a better understanding of Universal Design and Differentiated Instruction? Look here to find some great information on these and...
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All the professional and content standards relevant to ESOL practitioners can be found linked below: the complete MAELPS document, with overview videos; the CCRSAE; the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of ESOL; the Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Education. Resources include...
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Did you know? This one-page summary is based on the Massachusetts Adult Education Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD), the foundation of SABES PD. When printing, choose "Fit" or "Fit to page" if you get the choice. Check the HQPD Standards themselves for more detail.

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