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 (mfreeman@qcc.mass.edu) or select the purple “Contact this PD Center” button, below.

ELA: Upcoming Events

02/26/2020
Learn how to administer and interpret diagnostic reading assessments for adult learners, how to build individual reading profiles, and how...
03/01/2020
This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...
03/03/2020
What: This brief, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education...

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource Videos: ABE ELA lessons on Claims and Evidence
These videos show standards-aligned lessons and standards-aligned instruction—aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult...
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. (...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support
Coordinator