ELA logo: booksWelcome to the SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center (ELA C&I PD Center)

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About Us

The SABES ELA C&I 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!

PD Opportunities

All scheduled PD is currently delivered online. In-person coaching and program-based PD are available on request, depending on current health guidelines.

See ALL currently scheduled ELA PD (including online self-paced courses) or search the SABES PD Calendar. 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:

ACLS-funded programs continue to have access to a statewide Newsela account for FY23.

ELA: Upcoming Events


Text Complexity Matters: What We’ve Learned and What It Means for the Ways We Teach Adult Learners (Online Facilitated)

One of the most challenging tasks adult education teachers face is identifying texts that align with their learners’ reading abilities...


New Resources from The Change Agent! (Online Facilitated)

Are you looking for a way to engage students with relevant reading that can also help your learners find and...


Overview of Evidence Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)-October (Self-Paced Modules)

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...

ELA: Videos

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum


ELA Lens: Contextualization & Relevance Contextualized skill instruction engages learners in learning, using, and integrating ELA skills in…


Welcome to the ELA Curriculum Hub Curriculum Basics Overview of ELA Curriculum ACLS' Policy for Curriculum & Instruction Introduction to the…


ACLS-funded programs have access to a statewide Newsela account for use in their programs. What is Newsela? Newsela takes authentic content from…