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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. See the SABES ELA PD Year-at-a-Glance to help plan your ELA professional development for the year. 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 FY24.

ELA: Upcoming Events


Improving Student Writing through Diagnostic Assessment and Revision (Online Facilitated)

Learn how to assess a student's writing abilities to inform instruction and how to help students revise their writing in...


Promoting English Learners’ Success Through Scaffolding (Online Facilitated)

Come see how to scaffold learning so that ALL learners can have success with complex tasks regardless of their English...


Lunch and Learn: Enhancing Digital Readability for Adult Learners with Adobe Liquid Mode (Online Facilitated)

During this Lunch and Learn session, the presenter will discuss the importance of readability with respect to digital texts. You...

ELA: Videos

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Research/Evidence-Based Practice

In September 2020, ProLiteracy released a research brief focused on the importance of contextualizing adult education. Read more to learn about…


ELA Lens: Assessment Effective ELA instructors include three broad types of assessment in their curriculum and instruction: diagnostic assessments…

Research/Evidence-Based Practice

This Dana Foundation article describes how brain-scanning technology and cognitive tests on a variety of subjects by one of the world’s foremost…

ELA: Our Team