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: Recently posted resources appear below 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.
  • Our blog: Reflect & Connect: The Reflective Practitioner is written by practitioners in the field and members of our team. View a brief video about our latest blog below. (Transcript)

  • 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, or select the purple “Contact this PD Center” button below.

ELA: Upcoming Events

This engaging two-part workshop is designed to increase Adult Education teachers’ understanding of the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs)...
This brief video overview is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview...
This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness...

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource Learning to Write, Writing to Learn (Educational Leadership magazine issue)
Learning to Write, Writing to Learn contains the following freely available articles.Learning to Write, Writing to Learn is the April 2018 issue of...
Resource NASA Education Webinars and Resource Links
The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University presents free 60-minute webinars open to all educators. Join...
Resource Water those Seeds of Learning - Video on the Reflective Practitioner blog
Video and transcript on the PD Center for ELA blog the Reflective Practitioner - Water those Seeds of Learning

ELA: Our Team