Brooke Machado teaches a remote high school level Social Studies/ELA class on the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, using close reading strategies to
Welcome to the SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center (ELA PD Center)
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!
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.
Find all ELA resources at ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum, or browse our curated pages:
- Top 10 Back to School SABES ELA Resources
- MA ELA Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Basic Education
- ELA Curriculum Hub
- Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)
- Priority Lenses: Assessment, Contextualization and Relevance; Culturally Responsive Teaching; Differentiation; Digital Literacy and Technology; Evidence-Based Instruction (incl. STAR); Standards-Based Teaching (incl. CCRSAE)
- SABES Video Gallery
ACLS-funded programs continue to have access to a statewide Newsela account for FY24.
ELA: Upcoming Events
Learn how to assess a student's writing abilities to inform instruction and how to help students revise their writing in...
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...
Watch and listen to how the teacher builds background knowledge, then models and scaffolds close reading using a complex, primary-source text—the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Find
Boston Public Schools Adult Education teacher Brooke Machado reflects on the financial literacy and civics lessons that she filmed in the summer of 2021 for this series, Instructional Practices in
ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum
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…
This Dana Foundation article describes how brain-scanning technology and cognitive tests on a variety of subjects by one of the world’s foremost…