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. We provide 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).

These are unusual times.

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

Contact Merilee Freeman, ELA C&I Director, to request an ELA coach, bring ELA PD to your program, suggest a resource, or ask a question: Call (508-854-4296), E-mail ( or select the purple “Contact this PD Center” button, below.

ELA: Upcoming Events

This 2-hour online training is for teachers and directors who want to be prepared to use the ELA Proficiency Guide...
Hoonuit is a collection of hundreds of free video tutorials for educators, some of which might be especially handy during...
04/15/2020 05/12/2020
Designed to enhance direct explicit instruction of students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD).

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Research/Evidence-Based Practice Writing Workshop, online
This chart and the following quotes are excerpted from "Discovering Digital Differentiation: A Teacher Reimagines Writing Workshop in the Digital Age...
Resource ELA Connections--updated for resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Connections in the time of COVID-19Here's a thoughtful article in Education Week: Remember, Online Learning Isn't the Only Way to Learn Remotely. But...
Resource “Just Write!” from TEAL (Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy)
The Just Write! guide is an online &/or downloadable PDF resource guide for ABE teachers, intended to increase familiarity with evidence-based...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support