SABES Tips and Highlights

When I think of our work

"When I think of our work, I think of a former student who was living in a car with her three children, and who is now the director of the same adult ed program that helped her succeed."

Luanne Teller, Co-director, SABES Program Support PD Center

It's about more

"It's about more than scoring well on a test, it's about being ready for college and career." 

Per Barbara Bradbury, Springfield Adult Learning Center at Springfield Technical Community College, about teaching students for success in their lives rather than for passing tests

Definitely Increased My Understanding

"DESE places such a strong emphasis on the three instructional shifts that I believe they require a special understanding of how to incorporate them into ESOL lessons in the best, most practical ways possible. I'm so grateful to have taken the Recipes course and it has definitely increased my understanding of the three key instructional shifts. … Thank you so much and again, I really got so much out of the course!"

Michelle Walch, participant in The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA

What Do ESOL Instructors Need To Know and Be Able To Do?

Review the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL to find out. Then sign up for one of the SABES professional development sessions, which provide teachers with opportunities to investigate the standards and customize their own PD–whether they are novice or experienced practitioners. Look for ESOL courses on our SABES calendar.

Massachusetts Adult Education High Quality PD Standards

#2. HQPD has clear goals and objectives relevant to desired student outcomes.

#4. HQPD is informed by data, research, and/or standards relevant to the identified goals, objectives, and audience.

Massachusetts Adult Education Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD)