Happy new year to you, our adult education colleagues! We look forward to working with you in 2018. In this newsletter issue, we are continuing our theme of high quality professional development (PD...
Have you wondered how to implement formative assessment effectively with your students? Or, are you looking to increase your TABE (Test for Adult Assessment), MAPT (Massachusetts Adult Proficiency...
There were two big announcements at the Governor’s Online Digital Learning Summit on December 7, 2017! First, the Baker-Polito administration announced the establishment of a new Commission on...
As the adult education program leader or member of the leadership team, have you made a New Year’s resolution to model continuous and measurable improvement in order to be the best version of...
Our PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy continues to create and adjust our offerings to meet your needs. One way that we do this is by developing blended courses. For example, when piloters...
We are excited to start the new year with several blended professional development (PD) offerings! Some of them are completely online, so you won’t have to leave the warmth of the indoors and venture...
The SABES PD Center for Using SMARTT and Cognos is responsible for keeping Massachusetts adult education staff up to speed with the SMARTT and Cognos database systems. Since most data management...
. . . and we heard you! Check out these new resources in our library: Supplemental Integrating Career Awareness (ICA) lessons for multiple levels of ESOL My MN Careers is a career exploration website...
“It’s just good teaching.” While we’ve hopefully all been lucky enough to learn from at least one really good teacher, being a good teacher is definitely harder than recognizing good teaching, though...
The recent monthly mailing from ACLS highlighted a new curriculum resource from the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) : Model Lesson Plans to Build Teacher Capacity in...
Have you ever taken a blended/hybrid course? Have you ever wanted to? Would the ability to participate in High-Quality Professional Development (HQPD) in a blended setting appeal to you? Blended and...
Attention program directors: Redesigning Career Pathways Programs for Adult Student Success i s a workshop that builds on the popular sessions that were offered by LaGuardia Community College during...
The Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) unit of the Massachusetts Department of Education (ESE) is dedicated to helping adult educators improve their practice through participation in High...
We Can Help! In order to succeed, our adult learners need to be equipped with more than just rote math procedures. If you know that your students require deeper understanding so they can apply math...
Wanting to advance your SMARTT skills? The SMARTT FAQ section at smartthelp.zendesk.com has recently been updated with the following tutorials: FY18 New Assessment Policies FY18 Cohort Follow Up FY18...
New Facebook Group The SABES PD Center for Distance Learning and Technology Support recently formed a Facebook group called Distance Learning and Tech AE PD MA for adult education professional in...
The Change Agent , a Boston-based national Adult Education magazine for social justice, is launching their first online course, "Examining Social Issues in the Classroom with The Change Agent." This...
ACLS and SABES convene an Advisory Group twice a year to help inform discussions on how to maximize the effectiveness of the SABES professional development system. We highly value the role of the...
There are many amazing practitioners across our state. Think of the wisdom, experience, and curiosity represented therein. While our classrooms and students are unique, we have in common the...
The YMCA of Greater Boston is looking for evening ESOL teachers at their downtown location. See attached job description.

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