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 link at the top of the page.
  • 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

09/12/2017
This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness...
10/10/2017
This online, self-paced mini-course provides an introduction to or review of the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness...
11/14/2017
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

Research/Evidence-Based Practice Using the PIAAC Literacy Framework to Guide Instruction: An Introduction for Adult Educators (2017)
Our own Amy Trawick wrote this useful guide to the Literacy Framework of PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies),...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice STAR Research Review (Spring 2017)
The STAR research review is conducted annually to identify developments in reading research that call for changes in STAR project content. This...
Resource Movies in the Classroom
Watch these trailers of films that have been used successfully in an adult education classroom. Explore the links to educational materials, including...