The SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center (aka ELA C&I PD Center) provides ELA PD and support for adult education programs, including self-paced modules, recorded webinars, live sessions, multi-layered courses, coaching, and consulting on curriculum, instruction, and resources. Based at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA, we serve programs throughout the state.

We have a new Director! Evonne Peters is taking over from Merilee Freeman, who retired on November 20th. Evonne is a nationally certified STAR trainer and has facilitated PD for the NRS Assessment and ELA C&I PD Centers. We wish Merilee the best, and welcome Evonne.

Get in touch: Have a question or idea? Need a coach? Curious about curricula and standards? Want to request specific PD? Contact our center by clicking on the purple "Contact this PD Center" button at the bottom of this page.

Learning Opportunities: find all upcoming ELA PD by searching the Calendar or by going to ELA Upcoming Events. All PD will be delivered online until further notice.

Resources: Notice the three highlighted resources lower down this page. Scroll through ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum. See also these curated collection pages:

Introducing: Four STAR instruction videos from Abisi Adult Learning Center in Lowell! These are best practice videos from the classrooms of two STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading) teachers: Maura McCabe and Christina Cronin, with director Betty McKiernan. Learn why they continue to teach STAR, and the progress students make. Hear from two students why STAR is important to them. See why STAR is entering its 11th year in Massachusetts!

Be well--we look forward to supporting you and seeing you online this year.

ELA: Upcoming Events


EBRI: Alphabetics

Alphabetics is one of “the essential components of reading instruction” that WIOA requires be incorporated into instruction. In this 6-hour...


Overview of EBRI - January (Online)

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


The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA - January (Online)

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


In this series of four videos, two instructors and the director of Abisi Adult Education Center in Lowell, MA introduce you to the STAR program...


The PDFs linked below are from the former Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles (ASRP) section of the LINCs site. While the section was...


Alphabetics is one of the four essential components of reading. These four videos on Phonemic Awareness, each 5-6 minutes in length, are from the...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
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