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This two-part workshop focuses on integrating all language skills to provide rigorous, MA ELPS-aligned lessons that support the academic and professional success of advanced level English learners in both remote and in-person classrooms.

Please note: You will access Zoom and other support materials via Blackboard. You cannot access this online course through the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College 1-2 days before the course begins with instructions on how to access the Blackboard course and Zoom session. If you do not receive these instructions, please check your Spam folder and/or email


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Instructors of High-Intermediate and Advanced English Learners

In this two-part online workshop in Blackboard, we explore how to integrate all language skills to provide rigorous, content-based lessons for advanced English learners. We consider how to implement lessons in both in-person and online instructional contexts, identifying online tools most appropriate to supporting learners' ability to meet targeted outcomes and to develop digital literal skills. A focus of the sessions is on building metacognitive awareness as well as academic and professional language skills for authentic and purposeful communication. Participants will acquire skills for aligning a lesson's focus and objectives to MA ELPS benchmarks. 

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the role metacognitive strategies play in language learning
  • Promote integration of all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing
  • Identify the metacognitive strategies needed to access different text types
  • Develop tasks and lessons that lead to rich, integrated final products
  • Select and use digital tools effectively to enhance student learning and promote their digital literacy
  • Prioritize MA ELPS benchmarks that align to a lesson's objectives and focus
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Ability to participate in a Zoom meeting.


United States

PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Curriculum Development
Digital Literacy
Distance and Blended Learning
ESOL/English Learners