Did you know that Newsela has worked with ACLS to create a customized collection of lessons and resources for Massachusetts? Please join this session to explore the Newsela resources in this custom Massachusetts Adult Basic Education (ABE) Collection, during which you will learn to leverage Newsela content, tools, and teaching resources.
About this workshop:
Once you register, Kathleen O’Connell will send you the information on how to join this online session.
All participants must have an active Newsela account prior to the session. You can find information here about how to sign up through your DESE-funded agency email address, which will give you access to the Massachusetts ABE Collection.
Questions? Please contact Kathleen_oconnell@worlded.org.
- Programs, administrators and instructors who are currently using Newsela
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
During this workshop, you will gain an understanding of the seven modules of the Newsela Massachusetts Adult Basic Education (ABE) Collection:
- Literacy Skills Development
- High School Equivalency Exam Preparation
- Career Pathways
- Workforce Preparation
- Digital Literacy
- Civics Education
- Problem-Based and Project-Based Learning
Teachers will learn strategies and tools for using Newsela differentiated text levels, annotations, and lesson sparks. This session will include facilitator modeling and guidance, time to work and plan within your Newsela account, and opportunities to share experiences, ask questions, and seek platform and implementation support.
Please note: If you need additional support creating an account prior to the workshop, please contact ACLS Distance Education and Digital Literacy Specialist Paula Jurigian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Develop an understanding of the structure and essential components of the Newsela Massachusetts ABE Collection
- Engage and evaluate Massachusetts ABE Collection content and lesson activities
- Plan lessons by leveraging Newsela resources
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
Create a Newsela account and sign in with your DESE-funded program email before the workshop.