Are you looking for a way to engage students with relevant reading that can also help your learners find and strengthen their writing voice? Are you interested in fostering student leadership in the classroom and beyond? 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 reading, writing, and digital literacy 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:

  • ABE teachers and tutors of all levels
  • Teachers of intermediate to advanced ESOL students

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.

Participants will receive 1.5 PD hours in LACES upon completion of this session.

Please note: You cannot access this session from the SABES website. You will receive an email from Zoe Reinecke of the ELA PD Center 1–2 days before the session with instructions on how to access the Zoom session. 

For more information, please contact Zoe Reinecke at zoe_reinecke@worlded.org

    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
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
09/29/2023 - 1:00 pm to 09/29/2023 - 2:30 pm

United States

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