Critical Friends for ELA is: A facilitated group of teachers that meets several times to analyze assignments and resulting student work A form of professional development with both an immediate...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Catch up on the many items posted to the ELA site since the August newsletter, and learn about new and upcoming resources and opportunities. While you are busy teaching, supporting students, and...
ADULT EDUCATION: CHANGING LIVES VIDEO The SABES PD Communication Center collaborated with ACLS on a video and companion brochure featuring three student success stories from across Massachusetts. The...
The New York Times Learning Network is hosting free one-hour "Teaching With The Times Across the Curriculum" webinars: Tuesday, October 10 : Write to Change the World: Crafting Persuasive Pieces With...
Two excellent nonprofit educational organizations based in Massachusetts provide their webinars for no cost. While geared toward K–12 educators, the webinars will also be relevant to many adult...
Adult educators play a critical role in helping immigrants prepare for U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has developed a variety of resources to support these...

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