The SABES ESOL PD Center recruits exceptionally talented presenters! Our consultant team includes both nationally recognized subject matter experts and outstanding adult educators from within Massachusetts. This list of November and December workshops and facilitators highlights some of the achievements of our team. Click on names to learn more about the presenters and on workshop titles for details and registration.

How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles 

  • Andrea O’Brien: Contributed to the development of the MA ELPS, the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Speakers of Other Languages, and the MA Adult Education Curriculum Framework for ESOL
  • Janet Fischer: ABE/ESOL Instructor with previous roles as a program director and NE SABES Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator; also contributed to the MA Adult Education Curriculum Framework for ESOL

Reading Minds: ESOL Reading Instruction in the Virtual Classroom

Focused Listening Instruction for the Virtual Classroom

  • Jayme Adelson-Goldstein: Nationally recognized educational consultant, author, and presenter who specializes in adult ESOL teacher education

Craft a Compelling Story to Tell and Teach! (Part 1)

  • Cheryl Hamilton: Nationally recognized communications consultant, founder of Stellar Story Company, and Director of Curation and Coaching for the national public TV program, Stories from the Stage

Introducing Civic Literacy in the Adult ESOL Classroom

  • Jan Adversario: An ESOL instructor, educational leader, and national presenter whose interests include multicultural and experiential learning 

Differentiation by Design: Optimizing Learning for All Learners! 

  • Betsy Parrish: Nationally and internationally recognized ESL/EFL educator, teacher educator, author, and consultant.

Teaching the Notes and Melodies—Incorporating Effective Pronunciation Instruction into ESOL Lessons

  • Andrea Echelberger: Nationally and internationally recognized ESOL teacher and trainer, specializing in literacy level instruction, pronunciation, equitable teaching practices, and learner-centered instruction. 
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