ELA logo: booksWelcome to the SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center (ELA C&I PD Center)

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About Us

The SABES ELA C&I 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!

Karen Greaves, Instruction and PD Specialist (karen_greaves@worlded.org)
Zoe Reinecke, Project Coordinator (zoe_reinecke@worlded.org)

PD Opportunities

See ALL currently scheduled ELA PD (including online self-paced courses) or search the SABES PD Calendar. 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:

ACLS-funded programs continue to have access to a statewide Newsela account for FY23.

ELA: Upcoming Events


Overview of Evidence Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)-December (Self-Paced)

This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...


Words Matter: Teaching Content Vocabulary to ABE and ASE Learners—December 2022 (Online Facilitated)

Photosynthesis. Democracy. Vaccination. Tier 3 vocabulary includes the content-area, subject-specific words and phrases needed for understanding a topic. In this...


Building and Enhancing ELA Curriculum in ABE-January (Self-Paced Modules)

This three-hour, self-paced online course provides a guided exploration of the key components of effective ELA curriculum in MA adult...

ELA: Videos

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum


Problem-based learning is a student-centered instructional approach that engages students in collaboratively solving an open-ended problem. This…


Project-based learning is a teaching approach in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world, meaningful projects. Students develop…

Research/Evidence-Based Practice

Digital Promise, an organization working toward equitable education systems, has created a self-study guide to support teachers in exploring…

ELA: Our Team