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

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About Us

The SABES ELA 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!

Karen Greaves, Instruction and PD Specialist (karen_greaves@worlded.org)
Zoe Reinecke, Project Coordinator (zoe_reinecke@worlded.org)

PD Opportunities

See ALL currently scheduled ELA PD (including online self-paced courses) or search the SABES PD Calendar. Note that participants from MA ACLS-funded programs have priority for event registration, but others are welcome as space allows.

Coaching and program-based PD are available to ACLS-funded programs on request. Please write to us to request specific PD or coaching.

Key Resources

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


Teaching Academic (Tier 2) Vocabulary–Winter 2023 (Online Facilitated)

Explore evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) techniques for teaching general academic (Tier 2) vocabulary to adults at the ABE and ASE...


Introduction to Diagnostic Assessment of Reading-February (Self-Paced Modules)

Introduction to Diagnostic Assessment of Reading is an online self-paced short course for anyone who wants to learn more about...


Integrating ELA Standards Into Career Content Instruction (Online Facilitated)

Join this session to learn how to effectively integrate ELA standards into career awareness and career exploration lessons. The facilitators...

ELA: Videos

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum


Introduction to the Video Series: Remote ELA Instructional Practices PILOT - NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION Find inspiration and examples for teaching…


Be the Change is Quizlet’s social justice library, filled with impactful and approachable information for educators to use in and out of the…


Reading Instruction: Our Rights, Our Freedoms (full lesson) PILOT - NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION Brooke Machado teaches a remote high school level Social…

ELA: Our Team