The SABES English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum and Instruction 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.
  • Our blog: Reflect & Connect: The Reflective Practitioner is written by practitioners in the field and members of our team. View a brief video about our latest blog below. (Transcript PDF)

  • Contact us: Would you like to work with an ELA coach, bring ELA PD to your program, suggest a resource, or ask a question? We’re here! Contact the director of the SABES PD Center for ELA, Merilee Freeman, at 508-854-4296 or, or select the purple “Contact this PD Center” button below.

ELA: Upcoming Events

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 STAR Research Review
The STAR research review is conducted annually to identify developments in reading research related to STAR training and technical assistance.The...
Resource Learning to Write, Writing to Learn (Educational Leadership magazine issue)
Learning to Write, Writing to Learn contains the following freely available articles.Learning to Write, Writing to Learn is the April 2018 issue of...
Resource NASA Education Webinars and Resource Links
 Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring NASA into your classroom,...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support