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. Our center provides 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).

Learn about what we offer by exploring the following:

  • PD: Search for scheduled PD opportunities through ELA Events, below, or the SABES PD Calendar. See our suggested sequence of PD.
  • Resources: Highlighted resources appear below on this page under ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum. Search for resources by using the search box located at the top of this page, by selecting the Resource Library link at the top of this page, or by going directly to one of our curated collection pages:
  • News: Check for news under ELA: What’s New, and select Sign Up for Notifications to receive email alerts about newly posted news, resources, and PD opportunities.
  • Blog: Reflect & Connect: The Reflective Practitioner is written by practitioners in the field and members of our team.

See our handy one-page guide to the ELA website.

Contact Merilee Freeman, Director, to request an ELA coach, bring ELA PD to your program, suggest a resource, or ask a question:

ELA: Upcoming Events

10/24/2018 11/07/2018 11/28/2018
This engaging three-part workshop is designed to increase Adult Education teachers' understanding of the needs of English language learners (ELLs)...
Questioning is a powerful teaching approach. Enhance student learning in the ELA classroom by asking high-order questions and providing your...
This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource STAR Tips and Techniques: Ideas for Implementing Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (newsletter)
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Resource SABES ELA Website Highlights -- Handy Resource!
For your reference—a one page handy guide to the ELA portion of the SABES website.
Research/Evidence-Based Practice What Is Evidence-Based Reading Instruction and How Do You Know It When You See It? (2012)
"What Is Evidence-Based Reading Instruction and How Do You Know It When You See It?"This 13-page brief, produced under a contract with OCTAE,...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support