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Critical Friends for ELA is:

  • A facilitated group of teachers that meets several times to analyze assignments and resulting student work
  • A form of professional development with both an immediate effect and a lasting impact on strengthening your teaching and the learning experiences of your students
  • A meaningful way to engage with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for ELA/Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA)
  • A mini-community that supports reflective practice

Read the account of two participants from the 2016-17 pilot group:

Interested in participating this winter/spring of 2018?
We are potentially starting groups in Boston, Fall River, Worcester, and Holyoke, and are open to other locations.

Contact: Lakshmi Nayak (, 508-854-4379)
Coordinator, SABES PD Center for ELA
Supporting Adult Ed. programs in Massachusetts on behalf of ACLS

PD Center: