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).

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Download our handy one-page guide to the ELA website, and explore:

  • PD: Search for scheduled PD opportunities through ELA Events, below, or the SABES PD Calendar. See our suggested sequence of PD.
  • Resources: Highlighted resources appear below on this page under ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum. Search for 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 receive 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

01/02/2020
This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...
01/13/2020
Springfield
This practical two-part course will help you choose texts that are at the appropriate level of complexity for your students...
02/01/2020
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

Curriculum ELA Curriculum Unit: "Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media"
"Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media" is a CCRSAE-aligned unit for ABE students at GLE 4–8, adaptable for GLE 9–12. (...
Resource Alignment of ELA PD with the MA Professional Standards
As you look through the ELA Proficiency Guide to the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Education, whether alone or as part of your...
Resource Introduction to the CCRSAE for ELA (video)
Watch a 15-minute narrated introduction to the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) for ELA. This is an update of the...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support
Coordinator