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ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - September (Online) Sat, 09/01/2018 - 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 will close the week before the start of the course, to allow 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. 

Overview of EBRI - September (Online) Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - September (Online) Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:15am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations - Fall 2018 (Online) Mon, 09/10/2018 - 9:00am

Part of learning a new language is learning how to talk about math. Unfortunately, math has not traditionally been a regular part of adult ESOL instruction, and many ESOL teachers are not comfortable teaching it. This self-paced, moderated online course is the first in a series for ESOL teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of math and learn how to integrate math and numeracy skills into their ESOL classrooms.

Principles of Second Language Acquisition (Boston / Blended) Thu, 09/27/2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

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, and is a suggested prerequisite to the others.

Engaging Your Workplace Education Planning and Evaluation Team (Boston) Fri, 09/28/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This workshop will introduce you to the critical role a Planning and Evaluation Team (PET) plays in establishing and achieving  Workplace Education Program goals and student outcomes. 

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - October (Online) Mon, 10/01/2018 - 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 will close the week before the start of the course, to allow 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. 

Overview of EBRI - October (Online) Mon, 10/01/2018 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring (Quincy) Mon, 10/01/2018 - 9:30am

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Expository Writing test. Before attending this training, practitioners must complete an Assessment Basics webinar (pre-recorded) and also an online, self-paced TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration training. Practitioners who have been previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test are not required to complete the online training, but must complete the webinar.

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

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Worcester) Wed, 10/03/2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting.

ESOL Instructional Delivery and Classroom Management (Worcester/Blended) Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

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. 

EBRI: Diagnostic Assessments of Reading (Online) Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:00am

WIOA specifies that “the essential components of reading instruction” be incorporated into instruction. Learn how to administer and interpret diagnostic reading assessments for adult learners, how to build individual reading profiles, and how to use this information to plan effective evidence-based reading instruction.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - October (Online) Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

Designing Integrated Education and Training: Tips and Tools for Success (Devens) Thu, 10/11/2018 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

This session provides you with guidance and tools you’ll need to conduct labor market research, develop partnerships, and design a curriculum for a comprehensive IET or IELCE program and begin to develop an IET or IELCE action plan.  

Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Number Line Concepts (Lawrence) Fri, 10/12/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Number Line Concepts  is a half-day, face-to-face workshop designed to help adult numeracy teachers appreciate how number lines are important visual representations, spanning levels and domains in the College and Career Ready Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE). In addition, teachers will look at student work and discuss ways to integrate number lines into the classroom. 

Introduction to Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Boston/Blended) Fri, 10/12/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This workshop is designed for teachers new to teaching basic literacy to English language learners, i.e., those learners with little or no first-language literacy. Two face-to-face sessions and online discussions provide participants with effective instructional and assessment strategies and approaches, with a focus on evidence-based reading and writing instruction.

Intercultural Awareness (Holyoke/Blended) Fri, 10/12/2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

In this three-part workshop, we look at ESOL instruction through the lens of intercultural awareness to identify beliefs about language learning and teaching, the roles of the teacher and student in the classroom, and the cultural backgrounds and educational goals of our learners. 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 ways to integrate intercultural awareness into your teaching practice and receive professional development support while doing so.

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

 

Integrating Math into ESOL Units: Shopping (Chicopee) Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Successfully integrating math into an ESOL class does not have to interfere with your language objectives or cause you to stress over how to design meaningful math activities. The Integrating Math into ESOL Units series consists of short workshops designed to familiarize ESOL teachers with ready-to-go math activities that can be integrated into the units and contexts you already teach. At the completion of the workshop, you will receive a packet of materials created by a team of math and ESOL teachers at the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center.

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adaptive Test Administration (Worcester) Mon, 10/15/2018 - 9:30am

The BEST Plus 2.0 six and one half 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.

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

There is a NEW prerequisite for this training. See below for more information.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Springfield) Mon, 10/15/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting. The October meeting will feature the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Outstation Coordinator.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Lawrence) Tue, 10/16/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting. The October meeting will feature the new Outstationing Coordinator for the Merrimack Valley Mass Hire.

Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE and ESOL Classroom (Online) Wed, 10/17/2018 - 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.

History Made Memorable Through Multimedia (Online) Thu, 10/18/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This course offers multimedia approaches for bringing history to life, through websites and audiovisual tools that effectively engage students and help them gain a deeper understanding of what they are studying.

ESOL Curriculum and Instructional Design (Lawrence/Blended) Thu, 10/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This three-part workshop guides you through a systematic approach to curriculum development based on the Massachusetts ESOL Curriculum Framework, the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, and clearly articulated learner goals and outcomes. 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 this approach as you plan your instruction and receive professional development support while doing so. 

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

ESOL for Parents and Caregivers (Malden/Blended) Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This three-part, blended workshop provides an overview of the integration of family literacy themes in the adult ESOL classroom, with an emphasis on supporting children's learning. It includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. 

Learning for Leading Directors’ Cohorts: Planning for Program Success (Holyoke) Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

Join the SABES Program Support PD Center as we kick off the year with our first in a series of regionally-based Learning for Leading Directors’ Cohorts. Our first meeting will be co-hosted in collaboration with the SABES Math, ELA, and ESOL Curriculum and Instruction PD Centers.  

Come hear about the priorities and work of the new SABES Program Support PD Center, learn what the SABES Centers have planned for the year to help your program achieve your desired student outcomes, and share your suggestions for how we can respond to your PD needs and challenges.

Integrating Math into ESOL Units: Shopping (New Bedford) Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Successfully integrating math into an ESOL class does not have to interfere with your language objectives or cause you to stress over how to design meaningful math activities. The Integrating Math into ESOL Units series consists of short workshops designed to familiarize ESOL teachers with ready-to-go math activities that can be integrated into the units and contexts you already teach. At the completion of the workshop, you will receive a packet of materials created by a team of math and ESOL teachers at the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Boston) Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring (Holyoke) Mon, 10/22/2018 - 9:00am

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Expository Writing test. Before attending this training, practitioners must complete an Assessment Basics webinar (pre-recorded) and also an online, self-paced TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration training. Practitioners who have been previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test are not required to complete the online training, but must complete the webinar.

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

Learning for Leading Directors’ Cohorts: Planning for Program Success (New Bedford) Tue, 10/23/2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

Join the SABES Program Support PD Center as we kick off the year with our first in a series of regionally-based Learning for Leading Directors’ Cohorts. Our first meeting will be co-hosted in collaboration with the SABES Math, ELA, and ESOL Curriculum and Instruction PD Centers.  

Come hear about the priorities and work of the new SABES Program Support PD Center, learn what the SABES Centers have planned for the year to help your program achieve your desired student outcomes, and share your suggestions for how we can respond to your PD needs and challenges.

How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles (Online) Wed, 10/24/2018 - 9:00am

This online webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) theories and principles, with a focus on their application in the adult ESOL classroom. The series includes three facilitated webinars and three self-directed interim activities, all accessed through Blackboard. Participation in all three webinars and the interim activities is required.

Upon registration, you will be enrolled in the course on Blackboard and will receive instructions on how to access it before it begins. 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. 

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

ESOL Curriculum and Instructional Design (Lawrence/Blended) Thu, 10/25/2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This three-part workshop guides you through a systematic approach to curriculum development based on the Massachusetts ESOL Curriculum Framework, the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, and clearly articulated learner goals and outcomes. 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 this approach as you plan your instruction and receive professional development support while doing so. 

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

Principles of Second Language Acquisition (Boston / Blended) Fri, 10/26/2018 - 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, and is a suggested prerequisite to the others.

Making Sense of Fractions (Fall River/Blended) Fri, 10/26/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Screenshot from a video on making sense of fractions

Both teachers and students often report that the hardest thing to teach and learn is fractions. There are so many rules to remember and none of it seems to make sense. By building a solid conceptual understanding of fractions, teachers and students can understand those rules instead of memorizing them. Fractions don’t have to be a source of frustration and anxiety!

Researchers interviewing community college students found that they had a lack of conceptual understanding that had "by the time they entered developmental math classes, significantly impeded the effectiveness of their application of procedures. And application of procedures is, without concepts and a disposition to reason with them, all that students have left to go on.” [Givvin, Stigler, & Thompson, 2011, p. 14] While this research was conducted with students in developmental math classes, this same issue applies to learners in our programs.

Learning for Leading Directors’ Cohorts: Planning for Program Success (Lawrence) Fri, 10/26/2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

Join the SABES Program Support PD Center as we kick off the year with our first in a series of regionally-based Learning for Leading Directors’ Cohorts. Our first meeting will be co-hosted in collaboration with the SABES Math, ELA, and ESOL Curriculum and Instruction PD Centers.  

Come hear about the priorities and work of the new SABES Program Support PD Center, learn what the SABES Centers have planned for the year to help your program achieve your desired student outcomes, and share your suggestions for how we can respond to your PD needs and challenges.

Questioning for Deeper Learning (Northampton) Wed, 10/31/2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Questioning is a powerful teaching approach. Enhance student learning in the ELA classroom by asking high-order questions and providing your adult students with opportunities to think critically and to develop deep explanations. Equally important are the questions that students ask themselves to direct their own learning progress.

How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles (Online) Wed, 10/31/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This online webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) theories and principles, with a focus on their application in the adult ESOL classroom. The series includes three facilitated webinars and three self-directed interim activities, all accessed through Blackboard. Participation in all three webinars and the interim activities is required.

Upon registration, you will be enrolled in the course on Blackboard and will receive instructions on how to access it before it begins. 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. 

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

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - November (Online) Thu, 11/01/2018 - 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 will close the week before the start of the course, to allow 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. 

Overview of EBRI - November (Online) Thu, 11/01/2018 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

Teaching Pronunciation in the ESOL Classroom (Worcester/Blended) Fri, 11/02/2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

The two-part workshop focuses on effective techniques and strategies for teaching pronunciation in the ESOL classroom and best practices for correcting students' pronunciation errors.

The Components of Language (Quincy/Blended) Fri, 11/02/2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

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.

Mathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Benchmark Percentages and Decimals - Fall 2018 (Online) Mon, 11/05/2018 - 9:00am

Part of learning a new language is learning how to talk about math. Unfortunately, math has not traditionally been a regular part of adult ESOL instruction, and many ESOL teachers are not comfortable teaching it. This self-paced, moderated online course is the second in a series for ESOL teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of math and learn how to integrate math and numeracy skills into their ESOL classrooms. 

Making Sense of Fractions (Fall River/Blended) Fri, 11/09/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Screenshot from a video on making sense of fractions

Both teachers and students often report that the hardest thing to teach and learn is fractions. There are so many rules to remember and none of it seems to make sense. By building a solid conceptual understanding of fractions, teachers and students can understand those rules instead of memorizing them. Fractions don’t have to be a source of frustration and anxiety!

Researchers interviewing community college students found that they had a lack of conceptual understanding that had "by the time they entered developmental math classes, significantly impeded the effectiveness of their application of procedures. And application of procedures is, without concepts and a disposition to reason with them, all that students have left to go on.” [Givvin, Stigler, & Thompson, 2011, p. 14] While this research was conducted with students in developmental math classes, this same issue applies to learners in our programs.

Bringing Civics to Life in the ESOL Classroom (Holyoke) Fri, 11/09/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This workshop provides a range of civics topics and activities that extend beyond citizenship preparation and are meaningful to English language learners at all levels.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - November (Online) Tue, 11/13/2018 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles (Online) Wed, 11/14/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This online webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) theories and principles, with a focus on their application in the adult ESOL classroom. The series includes three facilitated webinars and three self-directed interim activities, all accessed through Blackboard. Participation in all three webinars and the interim activities is required.

Upon registration, you will be enrolled in the course on Blackboard and will receive instructions on how to access it before it begins. 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. 

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

Intercultural Awareness (Holyoke/Blended) Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

In this three-part workshop, we look at ESOL instruction through the lens of intercultural awareness to identify beliefs about language learning and teaching, the roles of the teacher and student in the classroom, and the cultural backgrounds and educational goals of our learners. 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 ways to integrate intercultural awareness into your teaching practice and receive professional development support while doing so.

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

 

ESOL Instructional Delivery and Classroom Management (Worcester/Blended) Fri, 11/16/2018 - 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. 

Introduction to Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Boston/Blended) Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This workshop is designed for teachers new to teaching basic literacy to English language learners, i.e., those learners with little or no first-language literacy. Two face-to-face sessions and online discussions provide participants with effective instructional and assessment strategies and approaches, with a focus on evidence-based reading and writing instruction.

Integrating Math into ESOL Units: Shopping (Webster) Wed, 11/28/2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Successfully integrating math into an ESOL class does not have to interfere with your language objectives or cause you to stress over how to design meaningful math activities. The Integrating Math into ESOL Units series consists of short workshops designed to familiarize ESOL teachers with ready-to-go math activities that can be integrated into the units and contexts you already teach. At the completion of the workshop, you will receive a packet of materials created by a team of math and ESOL teachers at the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center. 

ESOL Curriculum and Instructional Design (Lawrence/Blended) Thu, 11/29/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This three-part workshop guides you through a systematic approach to curriculum development based on the Massachusetts ESOL Curriculum Framework, the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, and clearly articulated learner goals and outcomes. 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 this approach as you plan your instruction and receive professional development support while doing so. 

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

ESOL for Parents and Caregivers (Malden/Blended) Fri, 11/30/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

This three-part, blended workshop provides an overview of the integration of family literacy themes in the adult ESOL classroom, with an emphasis on supporting children's learning. It includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. 

Making Sense of Proportional Reasoning (Devens/Blended) Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Adult students, even at the lowest levels, have some experience with and intuition about proportional reasoning—the ability to compare two things using multiplicative thinking and then apply the comparison to a new situation. By integrating proportional reasoning throughout the curriculum, you can help your students develop important life and career skills and prepare them to tackle algebra with understanding and confidence. Proportional reasoning can be supported early on by having students explore proportional situations in a variety of contexts using concrete materials or through data collection activities. [National Research Council, p.417]. Both of these strategies also align with strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities. This course will introduce you, through hands-on exploration, both to the concepts of proportional reasoning and to concrete strategies to help students reason through ratios.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - December (Online) Sat, 12/01/2018 - 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 will close the week before the start of the course, to allow 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. 

Overview of EBRI - December (Online) Sat, 12/01/2018 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

EBRI: Alphabetics (online) Mon, 12/03/2018 - 8:00am

Alphabetics is one of “the essential components of reading instruction” that WIOA requires be incorporated into instruction. In this 6-hour online course, learn about effective, appropriate instructional strategies and activities and create a short alphabetics lesson that corresponds to your learners’ decoding levels.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Worcester) Wed, 12/05/2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting.

Teaching Pronunciation in the ESOL Classroom (Worcester/Blended) Fri, 12/07/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

The two-part workshop focuses on effective techniques and strategies for teaching pronunciation in the ESOL classroom and best practices for correcting students' pronunciation errors.

The Components of Language (Quincy/Blended) Fri, 12/07/2018 - 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.

Making Sense of Proportional Reasoning (Devens/Blended) Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Adult students, even at the lowest levels, have some experience with and intuition about proportional reasoning—the ability to compare two things using multiplicative thinking and then apply the comparison to a new situation. By integrating proportional reasoning throughout the curriculum, you can help your students develop important life and career skills and prepare them to tackle algebra with understanding and confidence. Proportional reasoning can be supported early on by having students explore proportional situations in a variety of contexts using concrete materials or through data collection activities. [National Research Council, p.417]. Both of these strategies also align with strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities. This course will introduce you, through hands-on exploration, both to the concepts of proportional reasoning and to concrete strategies to help students reason through ratios.

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Holyoke) Fri, 12/07/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting.

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Plymouth/Blended) Sat, 12/08/2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

This three-part, blended workshop looks at various reasons and ways to assess ESOL learners’ language learning, such as determining their class level and learning needs, monitoring and acknowledging their progress, and informing instructional plans. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three sessions, you will have opportunities to try out new formative and summative assessment tools and techniques in your practice and receive professional development support while doing so. 

This workshop is one of six that were developed to support ESOL teachers in gaining proficiency in and mastery of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles (Online) Wed, 12/12/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This online webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) theories and principles, with a focus on their application in the adult ESOL classroom. The series includes three facilitated webinars and three self-directed interim activities, all accessed through Blackboard. Participation in all three webinars and the interim activities is required.

Upon registration, you will be enrolled in the course on Blackboard and will receive instructions on how to access it before it begins. 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. 

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

Study Circle on Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Worcester) Fri, 12/14/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

In this course, participants will explore relevant research on teaching low-literate English Language Learners and engage in independent reading, reflective classroom tasks, and collegial discussions that inform and deepen maximum professional growth.

Overview of EBRI - January (Online) Wed, 01/02/2019 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - January (Online) Wed, 01/02/2019 - 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 will close the week before the start of the course, to allow 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. 

Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations - Winter 2019 (Online) Mon, 01/07/2019 - 9:00am

Part of learning a new language is learning how to talk about math. Unfortunately, math has not traditionally been a regular part of adult ESOL instruction, and many ESOL teachers are not comfortable teaching it. This self-paced, moderated online course is the first in a series for ESOL teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of math and learn how to integrate math and numeracy skills into their ESOL classrooms.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - January (Online) Tue, 01/08/2019 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

Study Circle on Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Worcester) Fri, 01/11/2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

In this course, participants will explore relevant research on teaching low-literate English Language Learners and engage in independent reading, reflective classroom tasks, and collegial discussions that inform and deepen maximum professional growth.

How Do You Know Your Learners Are Learning? Assessment in the ESOL Classroom (Plymouth/Blended) Sat, 01/12/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

This three-part, blended workshop looks at various reasons and ways to assess ESOL learners’ language learning, such as determining their class level and learning needs, monitoring and acknowledging their progress, and informing instructional plans. The series includes a face-to-face session, an online companion course, and a follow-up webinar. Through participating in all three sessions, you will have opportunities to try out new formative and summative assessment tools and techniques in your practice and receive professional development support while doing so. 

This workshop is one of six that were developed to support ESOL teachers in gaining proficiency in and mastery of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL.

Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Singapore strips (Fall River) Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Singapore strips—also called bar models or tape diagrams—are a powerful tool for visualizing a wide variety of mathematical situations. Tape diagrams are explicitly mentioned in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) as a tool for reasoning with ratios, and they can be used for so much more. Through using them, students can improve their number sense, problem-solving skills, and confidence. 

Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting (Lawrence) Tue, 01/15/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting. 

Overview of EBRI - February (Online) Fri, 02/01/2019 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - February (Online) Fri, 02/01/2019 - 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 will close the week before the start of the course, to allow 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. 

Study Circle on Teaching Basic Literacy to English Language Learners (Worcester) Fri, 02/08/2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

In this course, participants will explore relevant research on teaching low-literate English Language Learners and engage in independent reading, reflective classroom tasks, and collegial discussions that inform and deepen maximum professional growth.

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - February (Online) Tue, 02/12/2019 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

Overview of EBRI - March (Online) Fri, 03/01/2019 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - March (Online) Fri, 03/01/2019 - 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 will close the week before the start of the course, to allow 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 - March (Online) Tue, 03/12/2019 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

Overview of EBRI - April (Online) Mon, 04/01/2019 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - April (Online) Mon, 04/01/2019 - 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 will close the week before the start of the course, to allow 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 - April (Online) Tue, 04/09/2019 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning - Spring 2019 (Online) Mon, 04/15/2019 - 9:00am

A headline reads, “Two out of three Americans owned a smartphone in 2015.” Does that mean two out of every group of three Americans? Is it possible to have a group of Americans who all own smartphones?  Adults encounter ratios and proportions all the time in news or media statistics, estimates of risk, shopping for the best deal, creating mixtures and recipes, and countless other daily activities. The ability to reason about these numerical relationships develops over a long period of time and through deliberate exploration of the mathematics involved. Language teachers can provide opportunities for students to encounter and expand their ability to reason with ratios in real life contexts.

Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning is a course for English language teachers who want to deepen their own conceptual understanding of ratios and proportions and to learn strategies for helping students build ratio reasoning skills. This course is for participants who have successfully completed Mathematizing ESOL I and Mathematizing ESOL II

Overview of EBRI - May (Online) Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - May (Online) Wed, 05/01/2019 - 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 will close the week before the start of the course, to allow 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. 

MCAE NETWORK 2019 Fri, 05/10/2019 - 8:00am

NETWORK 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

Marlborough, MA

 

The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - May (Online) Tue, 05/14/2019 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!

Overview of EBRI - June (Online) Sat, 06/01/2019 - 8:00am

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of EBRI. It is a prerequisite for all other EBRI offerings.

ESOL Professional Standards: An Introduction - June (Online) Sat, 06/01/2019 - 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 will close the week before the start of the course, to allow 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 - June (Online) Tue, 06/11/2019 - 8:00am

What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!