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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


Multi-Paragraph Writing: From Paragraphs to Essays (Online Facilitated)

Registration Closed

Learn how to teach writing skills using a consistent process that can be applied to individual paragraphs, as well as...


Trauma-Informed Instruction (Online Facilitated)

Many adult learners have had traumatic experiences that impact their ability to learn. Escaping a war-torn country, surviving abuse, living...

ELA: Videos

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum


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Find it! Prove it! is a contextualized science unit developed for a science/English language arts class at the intermediate level (GLE 4–8). This…

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