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

What's New?

About Us

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!

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. 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.

Key Resources

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 FY24.

ELA: Upcoming Events


Everything You Always Wanted to Know About STAR (Online Facilitated)

Join the Massachusetts' Student Achievement in Reading (STAR) team to learn about the STAR reading reform initiative and get an...


Introduction to The Change Agent (Online Facilitated)

Are you looking for a way to engage students with relevant reading that can also help your learners find and...


Beyond the Checklist: Elevating Your Classroom Observation Experience (WAITLIST) (Online Blended)

As a busy program director, do you wonder how you can find the time to visit classes and observe teachers...

ELA: Videos

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Research/Evidence-Based Practice

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,…

ELA: Our Team