See below for upcoming SABES Program Support events.

For additional listings, check out the Event Listings and click on "Program Support" or any of our priority areas any time.

PSPDC offers individual and program-based coaching for staff in any role looking to grow and strengthen their practice in any of our key priority areas, which include educational leadership and program management, advising, career pathways, digital literacy, and ADA coordination. We also offer individual coaching and support for those looking to acquire a professional ABE license. If interested, please submit a Contact Us request.

All PD offerings are online and facilitated unless indicated otherwise.

General Interest

Workplace Education: From Planning to Implementation

Are you working with an employer-partner to plan for a workplace education program? Join us to learn more about making a successful transition from the needs analysis stage to project implementation. New and experienced workplace education program providers will have a chance to share and learn from each other and the facilitator.

  • Apr. 12 | 1:00 - 2:30pm

Support Staff Sharing and Learning Group

Support Staff Sharing and Learning Groups are peer-facilitated meetings where support staff provide program updates, discuss and troubleshoot common challenges, and share resources, promising practices, and more. This group is open to anyone who works in an adult education program who provides support staff services. 

  • Apr. 24 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

ADA Resources & Training

Creating Disability-Inclusive Programs

Join us for this day-long online workshop that is designed to build your skills to develop disability-inclusive practices within your adult education program. You can expect an interactive and hands-on workshop that will provide you with the time to:

  • Create a written plan for integrating disability inclusive content into your program.
  • Use the Basic Disability Screening for Adult Educators (BDSAE) to increase access to accommodated teaching and learning.

The facilitator will draw from disability studies, disability activism, and the practical knowledge of workforce development to provide a discussion forum and constructive guidance for adult educators who wish to build or enhance disability inclusive practices in their programs. 

  • Apr. 24 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Advising & Student Support Services

Advisor Sharing and Learning Groups:

Advising Students With Foreign Credentials: Building Your Skills

Come participate in this interactive session to develop your skills advising students with foreign degrees and credentials. Using real student scenarios, you will apply advising strategies, practice using resources, and employ new knowledge to help students navigate education and career opportunities. This session is ideal for those who have a basic understanding of the topic based either on experience or past professional development. It combines a presentation with group work, skill building exercises, and discussions with our presenters who have years of experience working with this population. 

  • Apr. 11 | 10:00am - 12:30pm

Advising PD: “On Demand” When Your Schedule Allows! (On Demand)

The Program Support PD Center (PSPDC) team is excited to share our online repository of asynchronous, “On-Demand” PD, including a series that focuses on advising and communication that you can access whenever your schedule allows. 

  • When your schedule permits

Digital Literacy

BurlingtonEnglish: Best Practices for Increasing Student Usage

Come learn how to use the many BurlingtonEnglish features and resources available to you to increase student usage and engagement with the platform. BurlingtonEnglish has many built-in resources that make it easy for instructors to track progress and engage learners in monitoring and reaching their learning goals.

  • Apr. 23 | 1:00 - 2:30pm

Remote Sharing and Learning Group

Implementing any form of remote classes is both rewarding and challenging. Successful implementation requires thoughtful planning and implementation by program leaders, instructors, and other staff members, as well as successful collaboration. Please join us to:

  • Share practices that are working well. 
  • Ask the group to help brainstorm ways to strengthen a practice that needs some reworking. 
  • Engage in idea-sharing about new tools or practices.
  • Suggest topics for the group to discuss.
  • Apr. 26 | 1:00 - 2:00pm

Digital Literacy PD: “On Demand” When Your Schedule Allows!  (On Demand)

The Program Support PD Center (PSPDC) team is excited to share our online repository of asynchronous, “On-Demand” PD, including a series that focuses on digital literacy that you can access whenever your schedule allows. 

  • When your schedule permits


*NEW DATE* LACES Follow-up Surveys (Table 5)

LiteracyPro's Shannon Stangis will facilitate this LACES session on the process of conducting follow-ups with students.

  • Apr. 26 | 10:00am - 11:30am
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