Brooke Machado teaches a remote high school level Social Studies/ELA class on the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, using close reading strategies to
Welcome to the SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center (ELA PD Center)
The SABES ELA PD Center provides ELA professional development and support including self-paced modules, recorded webinars, live sessions, multi-layered courses, coaching, consulting, and resources related to curriculum and instruction. Based at World Education in Boston, MA, we serve adult education programs throughout Massachusetts.
Have a question or idea? Need a coach? Write to us!
See ALL currently scheduled ELA PD (including online self-paced courses) or search the SABES PD Calendar. See the SABES ELA PD Year-at-a-Glance to help plan your ELA professional development for the year. Note that participants from MA ACLS-funded programs have priority for event registration, but others are welcome as space allows.
Coaching and program-based PD are available to ACLS-funded programs on request. Please write to us to request specific PD or coaching.
Find all ELA resources at ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum, or browse our curated pages:
- Top 10 Back to School SABES ELA Resources
- MA ELA Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Basic Education
- ELA Curriculum Hub
- Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)
- Priority Curriculum Lenses: Contextualization and Relevance; Culturally Responsive Teaching; Differentiation; Digital Literacy and Technology; Evidence-Based Instruction (incl. STAR); Standards-Based Teaching (incl. CCRSAE)
- SABES Video Gallery
ACLS-funded programs continue to have access to a statewide Newsela account for FY24.
ELA: Upcoming Events
Join the Massachusetts' Student Achievement in Reading (STAR) team to learn about the STAR reading reform initiative and get an...
Are you looking for a way to engage students with relevant reading that can also help your learners find and...
As a busy program director, do you wonder how you can find the time to visit classes and observe teachers...
Watch and listen to how the teacher builds background knowledge, then models and scaffolds close reading using a complex, primary-source text—the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Find
Boston Public Schools Adult Education teacher Brooke Machado reflects on the financial literacy and civics lessons that she filmed in the summer of 2021 for this series, Instructional Practices in
ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum
This Dana Foundation article describes how brain-scanning technology and cognitive tests on a variety of subjects by one of the world’s foremost…
Various Variables: Using Scientific Thinking to Solve Real-Life Problems is a contextualized science unit developed for a science/English language…
Innovations of the Second Industrial Revolution explores the events and changes within the United States related to the inventions, technologies,…