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TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment Training (Boston) Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.  Before attending this training, you need to attend the TABE CLAS-E Reading and Writing Administration training or be previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test.

Within three weeks following the training, you are required to successfully complete a scoring activity. This completes requirements to be certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction: August (Online) Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:00am

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The tutorial will discuss why the standards were developed, introduce each of the seven standards included in this comprehensive document, and show how each standard can be used to improve ESOL instruction.  

A new cohort will begin on the first of every month. The registration period for each month’s course will close one week prior to the end of the month for enrollment logistics.

Please note: You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA: August (Online) Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:15am

This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE for ELA).

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adaptive Test Administrator Training (Boston) Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

The BEST Plus 2.0 seven-hour training is the first of three steps to become certified to administer the BEST Plus 2.0 test.

The other two steps, which must be completed within 3 weeks of the training, are to:

  1. Complete 10 practice test administrations
  2. Pass a Scoring Activity using the DVD in the BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Toolkit

*** Participants must arrive on time and attend the entire session. Also, please remember to bring a lunch.

TABE 9/10 Administering the TABE Assessment (Worcester) Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

TABE 9/10 training prepares participants to administer and score the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Forms 9/10.  The training includes a PowerPoint presentation, direct practice with the test, and a review of ESE-ACLS policies and procedures. To be certified in the TABE 9/10 administration and scoring, participants must pass a competency quiz. 

TABE LEVEL L Administering the TABE Assessment (Worcester) Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Practitioners who work with ABE students at low reading levels will want to use this test as a pre and post-test, a diagnostic tool, or both. After completing this training, practitioners will be certified to administer the TABE L reading test.

Practitioners must complete training for TABE 9/10 prior to this training. Both trainings may be taken on the same day.

TABE CLAS-E Consolidated Reading and Writing Administration Assessment Training (Haverhill) Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

This offering will train practitioners to administer and score the TABE CLAS-E Interview and Locator test, administer and score the TABE CLAS-E Reading test (upon completion of an open book test), and administer (but not score) the two TABE CLAS-E Writing components. 

To become certified to ADMINISTER AND SCORE the expository writing component of the TABE CLAS-E Writing test, you MUST ATTEND this training AND the TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring offering (scheduled 8/29/2017), AND complete the scoring activity.

***Lunch is scheduled for 30 minutes. Please bring your own.

Principles of Second Language Acquisition (Worcester/Hybrid) Fri, 08/25/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This three-part workshop provides you with an overview of second language acquisition theories and principles, with a focus on their application in the adult ESOL classroom. It includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Participation in all three components is required. 

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment Training (Haverhill) Tue, 08/29/2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.  Before attending this training, you need to attend the TABE CLAS-E Reading and Writing Administration training or be previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test.

Within three weeks following the training, you are required to successfully complete a scoring activity. This completes requirements to be certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

SMARTT New User (Online) Mon, 09/11/2017 - 5:00am

The SMARTT New User online course is a self-paced, moderated training designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified. 

The Components of Language (Holyoke/Hybrid) Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This three-part workshop explores the basic building blocks of English from the point of view of an English language learner, and offers strategies and activities for the English language teacher. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three components, you will have opportunities to try out new teaching tools and techniques in your practice and to receive professional development support while doing so.

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE and ESOL Classroom (Online) Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:00am

This six-week online course provides hands-on activities to prepare instructors and advisors to incorporate lessons from the Integrating Career Awareness (ICA) curriculum guide into classroom instruction and advising to assist students with education and career planning.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Starting the New Year (Online) Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical areas that need to be addressed when starting the new year: post-planning class completion, adding staff, assigning teachers, updating contact information, etc.
  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.
Principles of Second Language Acquisition (Worcester/Hybrid) Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am

This three-part workshop provides you with an overview of second language acquisition theories and principles, with a focus on their application in the adult ESOL classroom. It includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Participation in all three components is required. 

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

ESOL Instructional Delivery and Classroom Management (Boston/Hybrid) Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This three-part workshop explores ESOL instructional practices that maximize learner interaction and communication at all levels of language proficiency. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three components, you will have opportunities to try out new teaching tools and techniques in your practice and to receive professional development support while doing so.

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Starting the New Year (Online) Fri, 09/22/2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical areas that need to be addressed when starting the new year: post-planning class completion, adding staff, assigning teachers, updating contact information, etc.
  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.
National Conference: 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy (Minneapolis, MN) Wed, 09/27/2017 - 9:00am to Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:00pm

ProLiteracy, 2017 US Conference on Adult Literacy (USCAL)

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Contact: ProLiteracy, 888-528-2224, Website: https://www.proliteracy.org/Professional-Development/ProLiteracy-Conference

#ProLitCon 

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Starting the New Year (Online) Thu, 09/28/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical areas that need to be addressed when starting the new year: post-planning class completion, adding staff, assigning teachers, updating contact information, etc.
  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.
MAPT Administration Training (Online) Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Starting the New Year (Online) Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical areas that need to be addressed when starting the new year: post-planning class completion, adding staff, assigning teachers, updating contact information, etc.
  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.
The Components of Language (Holyoke/Hybrid) Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am

This three-part workshop explores the basic building blocks of English from the point of view of an English language learner, and offers strategies and activities for the English language teacher. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three components, you will have opportunities to try out new teaching tools and techniques in your practice and to receive professional development support while doing so.

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

SMARTT New User (Online) Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:00am

The SMARTT New User online course is a self-paced, moderated training designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified. 

ESOL Instructional Delivery and Classroom Management (Boston/Hybrid) Fri, 10/20/2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am

This three-part workshop explores ESOL instructional practices that maximize learner interaction and communication at all levels of language proficiency. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three components, you will have opportunities to try out new teaching tools and techniques in your practice and to receive professional development support while doing so.

This workshop is one of six based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

Foundations for New Staff: Art of Advising – Part I (Boston) Tue, 10/24/2017 - 9:45am to 3:30pm

Foundations for New Staff: Art of Advising introduces new advisors to tools, strategies, and concepts they can apply directly to the education and career planning process to help students plan their next steps. While this course is geared towards new advisors, it can also benefit experienced advisors seeking to refresh their knowledge and skills.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

Foundations for New Staff: Art of Advising – Part II (Boston) Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:45am to 3:30pm

Foundations for New Staff: Art of Advising introduces new advisors to tools, strategies, and concepts they can apply directly to the education and career planning process to help students plan their next steps. While this course is geared towards new advisors, it can also benefit experienced advisors seeking to refresh their knowledge and skills. 

SMARTT New User (Holyoke) Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The SMARTT New User course is designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified.

Intro to Cognos (Online) Mon, 11/13/2017 - 5:00am

This online course is a moderated, self-paced introduction to Cognos. You will learn about key features and areas in Cognos, as well as how to access, create, save, print, and manage essential performance data reports.

National Conference: National College Transition Network (NCTN) (Providence, RI) Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:00am to Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:00pm

The National College Transition Network at World Education tenth annual national conference on Effective Transitions in Adult Education
Location: Providence, RI
Website: http://www.collegetransition.org/conferences.overview.html

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Tue, 01/02/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Holyoke/Hybrid) Mon, 01/15/2018 - 5:00am

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Holyoke/Hybrid) Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

SMARTT New User (Boston) Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The SMARTT New User course is designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Reviewing Midyear Data (Online) Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This online training includes two parts:

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical data that need to be examined at mid-year: attendance percentage, NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Reviewing Midyear Data (Online) Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:00pm

This online training includes two parts:

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical data that need to be examined at mid-year: attendance percentage, NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Reviewing Midyear Data (Online) Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This online training includes two parts:

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical data that need to be examined at mid-year: attendance percentage, NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

SMARTT/Cognos Update: Reviewing Midyear Data (Online) Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This online training includes two parts:

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers typical data that need to be examined at mid-year: attendance percentage, NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar that is held during the times on the date shown. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

SMARTT New User (Online) Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:00am

The SMARTT New User online course is a self-paced, moderated training designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

Intro to Cognos (Online) Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:00am

This online course is a moderated, self-paced introduction to Cognos. You will learn about key features and areas in Cognos, as well as how to access, create, save, print, and manage essential performance data reports.

National Conference: COABE Conference (Phoenix, AZ) Sun, 03/25/2018 - 9:00am to Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:00pm

Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Conference 2018
"Expanding Your Horizons and Soaring to New Heights"

Contact: COABE, 888-442-6223, Website: http://www.coabe.org/conference-2018
#COABE18

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Worcester/Hybrid) Mon, 03/26/2018 - 5:00am

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

National Conference: TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo (Chicago, IL) Tue, 03/27/2018 - 9:00am to Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:00pm

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo
Location: Chicago, IL
Contact: TESOL, 703-836-0774, Website: http://www.tesol.org/attend-and-learn/international-convention

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Worcester/Hybrid) Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Sun, 04/01/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

State Conference: MCAE Network Conference (Marlborough) Fri, 04/06/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

NETWORK 2018, the signature professional development event sponsored by the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE), is on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Best Western Royal Plaza hotel in Marlborough, MA. For more details, visit: http://www.mcae.net.

Intermediate Cognos (Online) Mon, 04/09/2018 - 5:00am

This online course is a moderated, self-paced training to help you further develop your skills using Cognos.

SMARTT New User (Online) Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:00am

The SMARTT New User online course is a self-paced, moderated training designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified.

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Boston/Hybrid) Mon, 04/30/2018 - 5:00am

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

Excel for SMARTT/Cognos in WIOA Era (Boston/Hybrid) Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

This hybrid training introduces participants to key Excel features that can be used to analyze WIOA-related data found in SMARTT and Cognos.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

SMARTT New User (Online) Mon, 06/11/2018 - 5:00am

The SMARTT New User online course is a self-paced, moderated training designed to give you a hands-on experience using SMARTT. It trains SMARTT data entry staff to navigate and do key forms of data entry in the system. All participants who complete this training will be certified.

SMARTT /Cognos Update: Ending the Fiscal Year/Rollover (Online) Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers the necessary steps to end the fiscal year in SMARTT as well as data that need to be examined at the end of the year: NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

SMARTT Update: Ending the Fiscal Year/Rollover (Online) Fri, 06/22/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers the necessary steps to end the fiscal year in SMARTT as well as data that need to be examined at the end of the year: NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

SMARTT Update: Ending the Fiscal Year/Rollover (Online) Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers the necessary steps to end the fiscal year in SMARTT as well as data that need to be examined at the end of the year: NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.

SMARTT Update: Ending the Fiscal Year/Rollover (Online) Thu, 06/28/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This online training includes two parts: 

  • Part 1 is an online asynchronous course done at your own pace. It covers the necessary steps to end the fiscal year in SMARTT as well as data that need to be examined at the end of the year: NRS cohort, assessment reports, and EFL tracking.

  • Part 2 is a live webinar. The live webinar will cover recent updates to SMARTT and other important news.