Friday, March 31, 2017

Opportunity to Have Your Voices Heard: SEI Guidance Project

The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELAAA) at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) in the early stages of developing a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Guidance Project, tht will include statewide programmatic and curricular guidance, as well as 8 SEI Model Curriculum Units (MCUs). 

They need your help, and are seeking the voices and expertise of educators working with English Learners (ELs) to support this project. To find our more information  and review a project description or to apply, click on the link here:
 https://matsol.memberclicks.net/assets/2016-2017/sei_guidance_project_mar2017.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Massachusetts Adopts Revised English Language Arts Standards!!!

This morning, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted unanimously to adopt revised learning standards in math and in English language arts and literacy.
 
In English language arts and literacy, the changes include:
         Multiple cross-references to make the reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language standards more coherent;
         Instructional examples and samples of student writing from Massachusetts classrooms to clarify the meaning of the standards; and
         An explanation of how literacy instruction — particularly in the early elementary years — is intertwined with mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, and other subjects in a well-balanced curriculum.

Stay tuned for opportunities to learn more about the implementation of the revised standards coming soon from ESE!