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Posted on: 01/22/2018
A January 2018 special issue of STAR Teacher Tips has just been published! This issue encourages reflection: "The new year is a good time to reflect on how well you are implementing evidence-based reading instruction." It poses sets of four to six questions to consider within each of these three...
Posted on: 01/12/2018
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 effect and a lasting impact on strengthening your teaching and the learning experiences of your students...
Posted on: 12/15/2017
“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 that is a great place to start. Within these last three years, the focus in Massachusetts adult...
Posted on: 11/30/2017
Read the latest post on the ELA blog, Reflect & Connect: The Reflective Practitioner ( https://reflectconnect.weebly.com/ ): Not Going It Alone , by Brooke Machado of the Boston Public Schools Adult Education Program Catch up on the previous blog posts: Meaningful Learning Opportunities Use...
Posted on: 11/17/2017
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 Promoting Deeper Learning Through Formative Assessment: Integrated Literacy in Content Learning. Developed...
Posted on: 11/03/2017
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 self-paced course has an estimated completion time of about four hours, during which there are...
Posted on: 10/30/2017
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 challenges and wonders that we face. There are many, many excellent education blogs in existence, but most...
Posted on: 10/23/2017
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 dealing with RFPs, we are supporting you. RECENTLY ADDED PD SESSIONS New dates and locations of John...
Posted on: 10/05/2017
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 Help from Nicholas Kristof and the Times Op-Ed Page Wednesday, October 25 : These Times Demand the...
Posted on: 09/14/2017
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 education teachers. FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES Time: All Facing History webinars are from 3 to 4 p.m...