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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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In this series of four videos, two instructors and the director of Abisi Adult Education Center in Lowell, MA introduce you to the STAR program (Student Achievement in Reading), how they implement STAR in their classrooms, and its positive impact on their adult learners.  Work on this series was…
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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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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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(Compiled by the SABES Program Support PD Center. Updated 2/17/21) Disaster Distress Helpline  Emergency counseling resources from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) 1-800-985-5990  or Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746   Tech and Internet Resources (including reduced rate…
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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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Did you know? The SABES Adult Education PD System provides PD offerings that are responsive to the Massachusetts ABE Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD). These standards have been informed by the work of the organization Learning Forward and adapted from the Massachusetts…
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“Over a lifetime, each American throws away nearly 15 tons of packaging. Much of this ends up in the oceans, and much of it is plastic. As plastic ages it breaks into pieces called ‘nurdles’ or ‘mermaid tears.’ These pieces make their way into the food chain and can sicken or kill wildlife.” The…
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Adults who are beginning math learners sometimes find themselves left behind by high school equivalency curricula, or stuck trying to memorize their way through calculations they don’t understand. What will help these learners is a conceptually-focused, cognitively rigorous curriculum that supports…