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An overview of the ESOL PD Center's offerings for the year, starting in August, to help you plan your professional development.
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News! 2021 Teaching the Skills That Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) Virtual Conference, June 15 and 16, 2021 Over 1,500 adult educators registered for this FREE premier professional development opportunity in 2020. Be a part of it. Register Here! H​​​osted by the Office of Career Technical and…
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Within this PDF, you will find links to valuable tips about ESOL teaching best practices by viewing these videos created by the SABES ESOL PD Center. They include (1) A Well-Structured ESOL Lesson, (2) Error Correction, (3) Increasing Student Engagement and Limiting Teacher Talk, and (4) What NOT…
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The ABE License for teachers is available through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The SABES Program Support PD Center offers support and guidance to those seeking ABE Licensure.  About the ABE License ABE Types of Licenses Policy memorandum regarding the Revised…
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This resource is comprised of two separate components: the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS) document, and three overview videos.  First, the MA ELPS document—a revision of the Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Framework for ESOL.  The MA ELPS integrate the College and…
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Understanding and correctly using workplace credential terminology will enhance our communications with students, employers, workforce agencies and community partners.  This video and write up explains the differences between certificates, certifications, degrees and licenses.
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The Change Agent provides a wealth of timely and relevant material for adult education students and teachers. Its social justice focus is inextricably linked to mathematical reasoning and most issues provide explicit activities or prompts drawing out math that is relevant to our students’ lives. It…
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When it comes to the four basic operations, division is often the one that students find the most difficult. Many adult education students, especially at beginning levels of math, have gaps in their understanding of both when and how to divide. Why does this operation seem to cause more problems…
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Sometimes we may think our students need to be at a certain math level before they can work with tools like Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or Desmos, but there are many rich activities that are accessible to all of our students. Looking to real-world scenarios gives students a practical sense for…
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Culturally Responsive Teaching can include what topics you are teaching about, how you teach, what materials and examples and perspectives you include, and your own awareness and knowledge. We highlight some specific resources to delve into right now, plus links to resource banks (at the end of…