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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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In this article about the history of preferential hiring practices favoring native English-speaking teachers over non-native speakers, the authors explain the development of this discriminatory tendency in the English language teaching (ELT) field. In addition to documenting the history and…
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In a series of articles recently published in Language magazine, the authors present a reconceptualized version of the field of English language teaching (ELT) which has been decentered from whiteness. Their exploration focuses on three related areas of ELT: classrooms, training and labor, and the…
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This collection of  resources has been developed for advisors so that they can help students with the career awareness and exploration process. We developed this resource based on requests from the field. While there are many tools out there, advisors wanted to know when to use which tools and with…
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In this article in Language Magazine, author Katie Novak describes the core principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and explains why implementing UDL is an effective strategy to increase student engagement.
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This list of general, cross-domain learning strategies complements the domain-specific strategies described in each strand under MA ELPS Standard 4: Use of Effective Strategies, and provides teaching suggestions to encourage effective studying and learning habits.  Although initially published…
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The Mathematics Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Education (August 2022) is one of several companion pieces to the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Education (2017, revised 2019). Three proficiency guides have been created, one each for ELA, mathematics, and ESOL. This one…
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In this 3-part video series you will have the opportunity to view brief videos (less than 40 minutes total viewing time) which will provide you with: 1. An overview and background of the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Speakers of Other Languages 2. A look at each of the 7 standards…
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This two-page document links to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Speakers of Other Languages and the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards, along with orientation videos created by the SABES ESOL PD Center to help educators navigate and understand these…