Map of ABE and ESOL programs across Massachusetts, FY17

What is it?
This is a new opportunity for ABE teachers across Massachusetts to connect with each other through an online forum focused on English language arts (ELA) teaching and learning: a user-friendly private forum for sharing ideas and questions related to ELA instruction in the ABE classroom. It will be facilitated by Dr. Amy Trawick, with periodic guest facilitators.

How will it work?
Practitioners will be encouraged to pose their questions to their colleagues and engage in conversations with each other. The facilitator will also periodically pose questions and invite participant response. Participants do not need to post in order to stay engaged in the group. You are welcome to “lurk.”

Topics?
Possible topics include (but are not limited to) evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) for all levels of readers, teaching writing for the HiSET/GED, finding materials for your classes, and curriculum design using the CCR Standards. What do YOU want to discuss?

Why do this?
Connect with fellow practitioners across the state. Learn from each other and from facilitators in a low-key, non-stress environment. Share links and documents in a secure online platform. Find answers to questions of interest to you.

More information will be forthcoming; stay tuned.

PD Center: 
ELA