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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

Foundations for New Staff (Self-Paced Modules)

Five asynchronous modules provide an overview of the field of adult education; effective teaching and advising; LACES; and supporting meaningful change with SABES

  • Opens on May 6 | 9:00am
  • Ends on May 31 | 5:00pm

Advising & Student Support Services

Advisor Sharing and Learning Groups

Peer-facilitated meetings where advisors 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 advising role, regardless of their title. 

Motivational Interviewing Training Refresher

3.5 hour interactive offering giving those who have completed the basic MI training an opportunity to learn additional MI strategies and practice their MI skills.

Note: Designed for those who completed the basic MI training through SABES or elsewhere, if that training was at least 16 hours long and included at least 8 hours of practice. 

  • May 3 | 9:00am - 12:30pm

Win-Win Strategies for Career-Contextualized Teaching and Advising (Online Blended)

Two-part offering providing advisors and ELA and ESOL teachers and advisors with the tools and strategies they need to incorporate career-focused content and academic standards into curricula, lesson plans, or advising workshops. 

Note: By signing up for Session 1 on May 7th, you will automatically be registered for Session 2 on May 28th. Please make sure you are available for both dates.

  • May 7   | 1 - 3:00pm
  • May 28 | 1 - 3:00pm

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

Asynchronous, “On-Demand” PD, including a series that focuses on advising and communication.

  • When your schedule permits

Digital Literacy

BurlingtonEnglish Overview

Learn about BurlingtonEnglish’s fully blended, comprehensive curriculum, their innovative and individualized speech-processing, and the training platform that meets every English language learner’s need.

  • May 7 | 3:00 - 4:30pm

Digital Tools With a Purpose From Recruitment Through Orientation (Online Blended)

In this offering, you will learn about tools and research-based strategies for using them to create an inclusive and supportive culture for welcoming new learners into your program and preparing them for success.  

  • May 10 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Digital Literacy for Corrections Sharing and Learning Group 

This meeting will provide opportunities for teachers and others to share effective corrections-specific and corrections-accessible digital literacy tools, resources, and strategies. This is our final meeting for this fiscal year.

  • May 13 | 11:30 - 12:30pm

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

Asynchronous, “On-Demand” PD, including a series that focuses on digital literacy 

  • When your schedule permits

Educational Leadership & Program Management

Directors Sharing Groups:

Meet with other directors from your region to network, share resources and strategies, ask questions, and learn from and with one another. This month's topic: winding down the year

  • Boston        -   May 6    |  11am - 12:30pm
  • West           -    May 7    |  11am - 12:30pm
  • Southeast   -   May 9    |   1pm - 2:30pm
  • North          -   May 9    |    3pm - 4:30pm
  • Central       -    May 10  |  11am - 12:30pm

Volunteer Coordinators Sharing Group

Meet with other staff who work with volunteers to network, share resources and strategies, ask questions, and learn from and with one another. 

  • May 8 | 1 - 2:30pm

New Program Directors: Meet and Greet With SABES Directors!

For new directors and veteran directors of newly funded adult education programs, the first months and years can be a unique challenge as you learn how to do your job, while also leading and supporting everyone around you.

  • May 17 | 10:30 - 11:30am


Beginner LACES Training Parts 1 & 2

LiteracyPro’s Shannon Stangis will present this two-part training, which is an overview of how to use LACES— the management information system (MIS)— for your student, class, and staff data. Completing Part 1 is a prerequisite for attending Part 2.

  • May 13 | 1:00 - 2:30pm
  • May 14 | 1:00 - 2:30pm

LACES Close Out Training

These sessions will review the processes and procedures around closing out the data for the fiscal year. Completing Part 1 is a prerequisite for attending Part 2.

  • May 14 | 10:00 - 11:30am
  • May 15 | 10:00 - 11:30am


PD Center
SABES Program Support Team