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Are you looking for a way to engage students with relevant reading that can also help your learners find and strengthen their writing voice? Come and learn about new resources available from The Change Agent—a FREE source of engaging, student-written content, accompanied by CCRSAE-aligned activities that help you teach basic skills. Available in formats that work well for the in-person or distance classroom, The Change Agent content includes diverse, multi-level voices sharing ideas about the issues our students face every day.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers and tutors of intermediate to advanced ESOL and ABE learners

The Change Agent Editor Cynthia Peters will provide you with a tour of what the publication has to offer, including PDFs, audio, and Google slide versions of articles. You will leave the workshop with more clarity about how to access these resources, how to use them to supplement your curriculum, and how to integrate them into the teaching of reading, writing, and digital literacy.

Note: Ruzica Banovic ( will send you a separate email with instructions on how to access the Zoom session.

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Access The Change Agent and navigate to key parts of the website
  • Choose a set of Google slides to customize and adapt for use in the classroom
  • Use a graphic organizer available in the current issue (“Our Immigration Stories”) as a standards-aligned approach to teaching reading and writing
  • Prepare students to respond to the new Call for Articles (forthcoming in February 2023)
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
10/06/2022 - 1:00 pm to 10/06/2022 - 2:30 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center
Topic Area
Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching
ADEI (anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion)
Digital Literacy
ESOL/English Learners
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
Self-Paced Monthly Offering