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).

See our handy one-page guide to the ELA website. While you are here, 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.

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

Many of our adult students have experienced various types of trauma in their lives. How does this affect their learning?...
This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...
The ELA C&I PD Center will come to you! In addition to our highly accessible online offerings, we offer ELA...

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource Strategies that Support Learners with Disabilities, Differences, and Difficulties in the Mathematics Classroom
Strategies that Support Learners with Disabilities, Differences, and Difficulties in the Mathematics Classroom offers suggestions for strategies...
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.

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support