ELA: All News

Posted on: 04/08/2021

As you head into the final months of this academic year, replenish and expand your garden of teaching strategies and knowledge with one or more of these ELA PD opportunities. Online Multi-session PD Close Reading Strategies: Self-paced modules during April plus a pair of sessions on April 29 and May...

Posted on: 12/11/2020

ELA PD for April-June 2021 (updated 4/15/21) 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 May or...

Posted on: 02/10/2021

Have you heard any of these questions from colleagues, from your students, or inside your own head? I am confused. The January 6th riot at the Capitol is something I never expected to see here in the U.S. However, some people are saying the signs were there all along, and that this points to...

Posted on: 01/07/2021

How have you been dealing with this week's news in your classes, or reacting when your students bring it up? Teaching Tolerance advises, Do not quiet or dismiss students who want to talk about what's happening. This is an issue of immediate importance, and it will occupy their minds whether you...

Posted on: 11/30/2020

The SABES ELA C&I PD Center has a new Director! Evonne Peters is taking over for Merilee Freeman, who retired on November 20th. Evonne brings 20 years of experience in teaching, training, and education administration to this position, including teaching and program coordination in Adult Education...

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: 10/21/2020

With the event of COVID-19, we hear the word "pandemic" all the time. But do you and your students know the math behind how pandemics spread so quickly? The SABES Math Center, in partnership with the SABES ELA Center, has developed two sets of ready-to-use, downloadable lesson plans and student...

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: 10/14/2020

STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading) is entering its 11th year in Massachusetts! We’ve come a long way since 2010, when STAR was first introduced. Originally, the training was facilitated in person over six days. This evolved into a blended training, with only three days for face-to-face meetings...

Posted on: 09/28/2020

A colleague described her first week of remote teaching this Fall as "*mostly* successful chaos." Yes! Is your school year off to a somewhat chaotic start? Is it at least partially successful? How are you defining success, these days? One measure of success is using available tools effectively to...