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English Language Learners

Professional Development

The Department sponsors a limited amount of professional development opportunities every year. Districts and individual educators are encouraged to seek additional PD offerings tailored to their particular needs.

  1. Current OELAAA Offerings
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    Next Generation ESL Project Model Curriculum Unit Facilitator Training (ESL MCU FacT)
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    Expeditions in Collaborative Practices: The Collaboration Tool and Multilingual Learners
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    Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Schools: Leading for EL Equity and Achievement
  2. Online Learning Opportunities

Below are some additional resources for professional development related to ELs.

  • DESE's PD page: General information about professional development, such as PD standards, registered providers, and other tools and resources.

  • DESE registered PD Providers

  • Extending the Learning: DESE provides districts, schools, collaboratives, and individual educators information about avenues to extend SEI learning and practice. This site provides a registry of SEI-related courses which have been approved by the Department.

  • RETELL: all Information regarding Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners

  • MATSOL (Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages)

  • MABE (Massachusetts Association of Bilingual Speakers)

* Note that districts are not limited to the State's Registered PD Providers or approved courses.



Last Updated: February 1, 2019
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