The SABES professional development center for English Language Arts Curriculum and Instruction (aka ELA C&I PD Center) is based at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Our center provides high-quality professional development (PD) and support for adult education programs throughout Massachusetts on topics related to ELA instruction, curriculum, and standards, including evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) and Student Achievement in Reading (STAR).

Learn about what we offer by exploring the following:

  • PD: Search for scheduled PD opportunities through the Calendar.
  • Resources: Recently posted resources appear below on this page under ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum. Find resources by using the search box located at the top of this page, by selecting the Resource Library link at the top of this page, or by going directly to one of our curated collection pages:
  • News: Check for news under ELA: What’s New, and select Sign Up for Notifications to arrange for email alerts about newly posted news, resources, and PD opportunities.
  • Blog: Reflect & Connect: The Reflective Practitioner is written by practitioners in the field and members of our team.

Contact Merilee Freeman, Director, to request an ELA coach, bring ELA PD to your program, suggest a resource, or ask a question:

ELA: Upcoming Events

Questioning is a powerful teaching approach. Enhance student learning in the ELA classroom by asking high-order questions and providing your...
Alphabetics is one of “the essential components of reading instruction” that WIOA requires be incorporated into instruction. In this 6-hour...
This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Research/Evidence-Based Practice Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)
WIOA requires ABE programs to provide explicit and systematic instruction in essential components of reading to adult learners of all levels....
Research/Evidence-Based Practice Teaching and Assessing Understanding of Text Structures Across Grades
In its eight pages, "Teaching and Assessing Understanding of Text Structures Across Grades" summarizes research findings on the relationship between...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice STAR Research Review
The STAR research review is conducted annually to identify developments in reading research related to STAR training and technical assistance.The...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support