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Problem-based learning is a student-centered instructional approach that engages students in collaboratively solving an open-ended problem. This instructional strategy cultivates a wide range of skills, including critical thinking, processing and analyzing information,  interpersonal skills, and…
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Project-based learning is a teaching approach in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world, meaningful projects. Students develop knowledge and experience while purposefully using their language skills. Research shows this to be one of the most effective ways to engage adult learners…
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Digital Promise, an organization working toward equitable education systems, has created a self-study guide to support teachers in exploring learner variability and using the Learner Variability Navigator, a free online tool that translates the science of learner variability into easily accessible…
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Take Action! is a civic engagement unit developed for a social studies class at the HSE level. Students learn about the fundamentals and limitations of the municipal, state, and federal levels of government, and apply this knowledge by writing about an issue of importance to them in a formal letter…
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Curricula created by Massachusetts ABE practitioners Units Plans, most with sample Lesson Plans (many of these follow the older templates) Setting Directions (GLE 0–3.9) The Science and Culture of Water (GLE 2-3.9) Community Food Security (GLE 5-6) Our Planet, Our Choices (GLE 6–8) College and…
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Context: WIOA requires ABE programs to provide explicit and systematic instruction in essential components of reading to adult learners of all levels. Explicit and systematic instruction is also good practice for effectively serving our population of students with learning challenges. Research has…
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The Developing Core Proficiencies Curriculum is an integrated set of English Language Arts/Literacy units spanning grades 6-12. Funded by the USNY Regents Research Fund, the free curriculum is comprised of a series of four units at each grade level that provide direct instruction on a set of…
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In her October 4, 2022 post on the Cult of Pedagogy blog, Jennifer Gonzalez shares a collection of online resources for teachers to teach and examine history through a critical and inclusive lens. The resources include educational readings, videos, podcasts, images, primary sources, and lesson…
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ELA Lens: Contextualization & Relevance Contextualized skill instruction engages learners in learning, using, and integrating ELA skills in meaningful ways that replicate how skills are used outside a school setting. Well designed, contextualized instruction can ultimately do double-duty: teach…
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Welcome to the ELA Curriculum Hub Curriculum Basics Overview of ELA Curriculum ACLS' Policy for Curriculum & Instruction Introduction to the Understanding by Design Framework (foundation for the curriculum design process) PD, October 2022: Building and Enhancing ELA Curriculum in ABE (online,…