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).

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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 brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...
Explore fluency, one of the essential components of reading. Fluency interacts with alphabetics, vocabulary, and comprehension to impact reading, and...
The SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center has created an ELA Proficiency Guide as a companion document...

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource Glossary for ELA Instruction
This document is a glossary of key terms used in the ELA Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Education. The Proficiency Guide  is a...
Curriculum ELA Curriculum Unit: "Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media"
"Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media" is a CCRSAE-aligned unit for ABE students at GLE 4–8, adaptable for GLE 9–12. (...
Resource Alignment of ELA PD with the MA Professional Standards
As you look through the ELA Proficiency Guide to the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Education, whether alone or as part of your...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support