ELA: All News

Posted on: 09/16/2021

You have a lot to do! And we have a lot to offer you. Not sure where to start? Check out our ELA PD Pathways. Want a big picture idea of what's in store this academic year? Review our Year at a Glance. Please note that both documents are subject to change—continue to check the ELA website for the...

Posted on: 09/27/2021

ELA Offerings Through October See a November Sneak Peek at the end of the list, and check out our Year at a Glance and PD Pathways for 2021-22. We continue to publish lots of new offerings! In our quest to reduce emails, we are trying another tack. Monday we sent out Math offerings in October; today...

Posted on: 11/06/2020

Support student outcomes by using standards-aligned curriculum and instruction. Good idea! So...what does it mean to be standards-aligned? Standards-in-Action writes about three main items in a standards-aligned ELA class: Texts worth reading / listening to; Questions worth discussing and answering...

Posted on: 09/17/2021

It's September 2021! We asked teachers what they are—or will be—working on in these first weeks of classes, the strengths they are bringing to this new year, and what they are looking forward to. The two biggest themes to emerge were 1) how happy teachers are to be going back to in-person classes...

Posted on: 11/21/2019

Two excellent nonprofit educational organizations based in Massachusetts provide these free educator webinars. While geared toward K–12 educators, the webinars will also be relevant to ABE and ESOL teachers who wish to incorporate these topics into classes, or to use the teaching strategies modeled...

Posted on: 08/23/2021

EBRI PD in 2021-22 Learn how to support your students at all grade level equivalents (GLEs) with Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) tools and strategies through the following PD opportunities. Need the big picture? Read To the Point: WIOA, EBRI, and STAR. Want some details? Read more about...

Posted on: 11/30/2016

Overview of the STAR Initiative The STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) initiative focuses on building the reading skills of intermediate level adult learners (GLE 4.0–8.9). STAR is explicitly listed as one of the ways in which OCTAE “supports states in meeting these new WIOA requirements”. Years...

Posted on: 06/08/2021

Learning Gain Rather than learning loss, this year has seen a huge learning gain for adult education practitioners: how to adapt to all sorts of new instructional situations, holding classes and tutoring sessions over Zoom and Google Meet, creating and posting videos on YouTube, working with Google...

Posted on: 12/11/2020

ELA PD for June 2021 (updated 5/28/21) All PD is online through June 2021. Strategies for remote instruction are included. Overview of EBRI: This pre-recorded webinar is a prerequisite for all further Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) PD and is available monthly. Register for June. Facing...

Posted on: 04/22/2021

When you return to classes after April break, try the latest Teaching Idea from Facing History and Ourselves: Accountability, Justice, and Healing After Derek Chauvin's Trial. And in early June, join us for PD led by Facing History's Charles FitzGibbon: Facing History: Equipping Ourselves and Our...