The SABES PD Center for English Language Arts (ELA) 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). Learn about what we offer by exploring the following:

  • PD: Search for scheduled PD opportunities through the Calendar.
  • Resources: Preview some of the many ELA resources available in the online Resource Library by viewing our online tour. Recently posted resources appear on this page under ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum. Find 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 arrange for email alerts about newly posted news, resources, and PD opportunities.
  • Contact us: Would you like to work with an ELA coach, bring ELA PD to your program, suggest a resource, or ask a question? We’re here! Contact the director of the SABES PD Center for ELA, Merilee Freeman, at 508-854-4296 or mfreeman@qcc.mass.edu, or select the purple “Contact this PD Center” button below.

ELA: Upcoming Events

10/25/2017
Northampton
Help your students gain confidence in writing an argument essay, including the process of dissecting the prompt, formulating a debatable...
10/27/2017
Methuen
Help your students gain confidence in writing an argument essay, including the process of dissecting the prompt, formulating a debatable...
11/01/2017 11/30/2017
This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource The Citizen's Almanac: Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States
Handed out to newly minted citizens, The Citizen's Almanac could also be a great resource for civics and social studies classes. Topics are discussed...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading (2010)
Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading, a report from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, was written by Steve Graham and...
Resource STAR-Recommended Managed Enrollment Strategies and Scenarios
This document from ACLS and the national STAR program offers two program scenarios and some Q&A about moving from open enrollment to managed...

ELA: Our Team