This online, self-paced course introduces ABE/ASE practitioners and instructional leaders to the ELA Proficiency Guide, which applies the Massachusetts ABE Professional Standards specifically to ELA instruction. The course includes self-reflection activities that culminate in the development of a professional learning goal.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • New and experienced ABE ELA teachers
  • ELA instructional leaders (program directors, lead teachers, etc.)

The purpose of this self-paced course is to support teachers and instructional leaders in providing or enabling culturally responsive English language arts instruction in ABE. The engaging materials, including teacher videos, draw from the Massachusetts ELA Proficiency Guide  to explore what effective ELA teachers know and do to cultivate robust learning environments for their adult learners. 

Working at your own pace, you will examine key professional standards, use self-assessments to reflect on your own practice, and prioritize professional goals related to ELA instruction. 

All new teachers and practitioners who are not yet familiar with the ELA Proficiency Guide and its related tools are encouraged to take this course.

The estimated time to complete this course is four hours. 

If you’d like a SABES ELA Coach to help you establish a professional goal or identify next steps towards meeting your objectives, please contact the SABES ELA PD Center

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 at zoe_reinecke@worlded.org

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the relationship between the Massachusetts ABE Professional Standards and the ELA Proficiency Guide
  • Use the ELA Proficiency Guide to guide your ongoing work related to ELA teaching and learning
  • Reflect on your practice, using targeted self-assessments
  • Identify and prioritize professional learning goals
10/23/2023 - 7:00 am
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United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Team
Topic Area
Professional Standards
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