Welcome to the SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center (ELA C&I PD Center). What's New?

All PD continues to be delivered online. Search through the ELA Upcoming Events or the SABES Calendar, and see here the PD events and courses that take place or begin in...



Resources: Scroll through ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum, notice the three resources highlighted lower down this page, and explore our curated collection pages:

The SABES ELA C&I PD Center provides ELA PD and support for adult education programs, including self-paced modules, recorded webinars, live sessions, multi-layered courses, coaching, consulting, and resources related to curriculum and instruction. Based at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA, we serve programs throughout the state.

Have a question or idea? Need a coach? Want to request specific PD? Please write to us.

ELA: Upcoming Events


Teaching Adult Learners with Language-Based Learning Disabilities: An Overview (Online Facilitated)

Learn about common language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), such as dyslexia, and about specific strategies to support adult learners with LBLD.


Formative Assessment in Adult Education ELA Classes (Online Facilitated)

Explore both in-person formative assessments and remote formative assessments, plan to incorporate these into your instruction, and report back on...


The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA (Online Self-Paced)--October

What: This brief, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education...

ELA: Videos

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum


In this series of four videos, two instructors and the director of Abisi Adult Education Center in Lowell, MA introduce you to the STAR program...

Research/Evidence-Based Practice

What does WIOA have to say about EBRI and STAR? How are EBRI and STAR related? Do you have to offer them in your program? Read this 2-page brief that...

Research/Evidence-Based Practice

Context: WIOA requires ABE programs to provide explicit and systematic instruction in essential components of reading to adult learners of all levels...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support