This three-hour, self-paced online course provides a guided exploration of the key components of effective ELA curriculum in MA adult education programs, and of the curriculum building tools and resources available to you through the SABES ELA Curriculum & Instruction PD Center.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Program directors
  • Leaders of ELA curriculum work
  • ELA teachers and tutors of all levels

This three-hour, self-paced course is designed for individuals and teams who are building or revising program curriculum for ABE ELA classes. It covers key terms, expectations, and processes related to ELA curriculum products (i.e., Scope & Sequence, unit plans, sample lesson plans, and teacher guidance). It targets ACLS-approved tools for each product.

Instructional leaders guiding the ELA curriculum work for a program are encouraged to complete this course prior to constructing their curriculum team and planning the work. Completion of this course will enable them to form an effective curriculum team and map out a process and schedule for the work.

Team members from a program may take the course individually, debriefing with one another at certain points during the course and/or upon completion of the course. Curriculum teams should plan at least one meeting to debrief the course.

Please note: You cannot access this course from the SABES website. You will receive an email from Zoe Reinecke of the ELA PD Center 1–2 days before the course begins with instructions on how to access the course.

For more information, please contact Zoe Reinecke, zoe_reinecke@worlded.org

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Define curriculum and articulate its importance to programs, teachers, and learners
  • Describe four major curriculum products and how they work together to support learners, teachers, and programs
  • Identify the principal lenses that inform expectations for curriculum in MA
  • Access tools and resources for building and enhancing ELA curriculum
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
08/07/2023 - 9:00 am
End Date

United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Team
Topic Area
CCRSAE (College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education)
Curriculum Development
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