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

12/01/2019
This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...
12/02/2019
Alphabetics is one of “the essential components of reading instruction” that WIOA requires be incorporated into instruction. In this 6-hour...
12/05/2019
Worcester
The SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center has created an ELA Proficiency Guide as a companion document...

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Curriculum Curriculum: Critical Media Consumers Unit, Lesson 2
"Introduction to Author's Purpose and Persuasive Strategies"Lesson 2 of 3 for the ELA unit,"Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of...
Curriculum Curriculum: Critical Media Consumers Unit, Lesson 3
"Bias—In the News and Inside of Us"Lesson 3 of 3 for the ELA unit,"Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media"  ...
Curriculum Curriculum: Critical Media Consumers Unit, Lesson 1
"News—The Good, the Fake, and the Funny" Lesson 1 of 3 for the ELA unit,"Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media"Websites...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support
Coordinator