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

09/25/2017
Devens
This three-part training covers how to administer and interpret diagnostic reading assessments for AE learners, how to build individual reading...
10/01/2017
This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...
10/02/2017
Cambridge
This three-part training covers how to administer and interpret diagnostic reading assessments for AE learners, how to build individual reading...

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource ELA PD Overview for FY18
Refer to this handy two-page graphic for an overview of ELA professional development (PD) opportunities provided by the SABES PD Center for ELA...
Curriculum "Lesson Plan Building and Sharing Tools" [website reviews]
 In the Summer 2017 issue of the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, published jointly by the...
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),...

ELA: Our Team