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. 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


Supporting and Engaging English Learners in ABE Classes (Online Blended)

Registration Closed

This informative and engaging four-part workshop is designed to increase Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers’ understanding of the needs of...


Introduction to Teaching Skills That Matter (Self-Paced Modules)

This introduction to the Teaching Skills That Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) Toolkit provides an overview of the toolkit framework...


Alphabetics [Evidence-based Reading Instruction] (Self-Paced Modules)

Alphabetics, including phonemic awareness, phonics, and decoding, is the process readers use to identify words. Readers must rely on alphabetic...

ELA : Videos

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum


The SABES ELA PD Center has developed three ELA What to Look For guides (a.k.a., "Look-For" guides) in collaboration with ACLS to support teacher...

Research/Evidence-Based Practice

In September 2020, ProLiteracy released a research brief focused on the importance of contextualizing adult education. Read more to learn about what...


ELA Lens: Assessment Effective ELA instructors include three broad types of assessment in their curriculum and instruction: diagnostic assessments...

ELA: Our Team

Instruction and PD Specialist
Project Coordinator