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About Us

The SABES ELA PD Center provides ELA professional development and support including self-paced modules, recorded webinars, live sessions, multi-layered courses, coaching, consulting, and resources related to curriculum and instruction. Based at World Education in Boston, MA, we serve adult education programs throughout Massachusetts.

Have a question or idea? Need a coach? Write to us!

Karen Greaves, Instruction and PD Specialist (karen_greaves@worlded.org)
Zoe Reinecke, Project Coordinator (zoe_reinecke@worlded.org)

PD Opportunities

See ALL currently scheduled ELA PD (including online self-paced courses) or search the SABES PD Calendar. Note that participants from MA ACLS-funded programs have priority for event registration, but others are welcome as space allows.

Coaching and program-based PD are available to ACLS-funded programs on request. Please write to us to request specific PD or coaching.

Key Resources

Find all ELA resources at ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum, or browse our curated pages:

ACLS-funded programs continue to have access to a statewide Newsela account for FY23.

ELA: Upcoming Events


Overview of EBRI - June (Self-Paced Modules)

The brief prerecorded webinar is the first step on your journey for evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI), providing an introduction to...


Multi-Paragraph Writing: From Paragraphs to Essays (Online Facilitated)

Learn how to teach writing skills using a consistent process that can be applied to individual paragraphs, as well as...


Trauma-Informed Instruction (Online Facilitated)

Many adult learners have had traumatic experiences that impact their ability to learn. Escaping a war-torn country, surviving abuse, living...

ELA: Videos

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum


Next Gen Personal Finance is a nonprofit dedicated to financial literacy and policy advocacy to bring financial literacy into the middle school or…


Find it! Prove it! is a contextualized science unit developed for a science/English language arts class at the intermediate level (GLE 4–8). This…


The SABES ELA Center has aligned its professional development and curated resources with the ABE Professional Standards. Click on the Standards…

ELA: Our Team