Welcome to the SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center (ELA C&I PD Center). What's New?

PD Opportunities

See all currently scheduled ELA PD, search the SABES Calendar, and check out our Year at a Glance and PD Pathways for 2021-22. All PD is currently delivered online.

We offer more than is scheduled—please write to us to request specific PD.


Find all ELA resources at ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum.

Did you know that ACLS-funded programs have access to a statewide Newsela account in FY22?

ELA logo: booksThe SABES ELA C&I PD Center provides ELA PD and support for adult education programs, including self-paced modules, recorded webinars, live sessions, multi-layered courses, coaching, consulting, and resources related to curriculum and instruction. Based at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA, we serve programs throughout the state.

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

ELA: Upcoming Events


Words Matter: Teaching Content Vocabulary to ABE and ASE Learners—January 2022 (Online Facilitated)

Photosynthesis. Democracy. Vaccination. Tier 3 vocabulary includes the content-area, subject-specific words and phrases needed for understanding a topic. In this...


Remotely Administer Diagnostic Reading Assessments--February (Online Self-paced)

You know how to administer a diagnostic assessment of reading in person, but how do you do this remotely? Learn...


Overview of EBRI - February (Online Self-Paced)

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

ELA: Videos

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum


In these two videos, Massachusetts adult education teacher Joan Schottenfeld describes how she creates vocabulary videos with accompanying Google...


Are you wondering about resources for teaching ELA remotely, or incorporating elements of remote teaching into your face-to-face classes? Search the...

Research/Evidence-Based Practice

Research has identified that four components—alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—are essential in how reading develops, and essential...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support