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

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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. 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 FY23.

ELA: Upcoming Events


The Professional Adult Educator (Online Facilitated)

Registration Closed

The Professional Adult Educator is a multi-session online course that explores the art of teaching adults through the lens of...


Building and Enhancing ELA Curriculum in ABE (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...


The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA (Self-Paced Modules)--April

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

ELA: Videos

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum


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ELA: Our Team