Program Support: All News

Posted on: 09/13/2021

It's here! The Program Support PD Center is pleased to share our FY22 PD Catalog to help you effectively plan your PD for the year ahead. It is organized with hyperlinks so you can easily search and find PD in each of the nine priorities that we support: Program Management and Educational Leadership...

Posted on: 07/02/2021

The SABES Program Support PD Center (PSPDC) is seeking a part-time coordinator to coordinate Advisor Sharing Group (ASG) facilitators for meetings in all Massachusetts regions. In addition, the coordinator will facilitate ASG meetings for the Southeast region. This is a part-time, 10-month contract...

Posted on: 05/28/2021

Thanks to approval from ACLS, the SABES Program Support PD Center has been able to purchase a statewide subscription to the COABE Journal. The current spring issue is the Workforce Edition. This resource, written specifically for adult educators, focuses on innovative ideas and practitioner...

Posted on: 06/16/2021

It’s been quite a year! As you reflect on the skills and practices you’ve strengthened, the ones you’d like to improve, and your program priorities, what are your PD goals? In the recent UMass Donahue Institute Adult Education System Evaluation Report 2020, 75% of respondents reported that “timing...

Posted on: 04/15/2021

Do you want to increase your capacity (and your program's capacity) to skillfully advise students with credentials and degrees from other countries? Please complete this interest form to indicate your interest in having an hour -long coaching call (with the option for follow-up calls). Requests will...

Posted on: 03/30/2021

We are pleased to announce that the newest issue of The Change Agent is now available online. Thanks to our partnership with the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC), The Change Agent is available to all Massachusetts adult educators for free. If you have not already, please go here to...

Posted on: 02/07/2021

Without a doubt, the transition from in-person to remote work has had an impact on all of us. Some Massachusetts adult education programs have found creative ways to promote greater access to technology and improved inclusion of students into the current reality by engaging volunteers. During the...

Posted on: 02/07/2021

Making our programs more diverse, equitable, and inclusive is a long, sustained process, not a quick fix, and requires that all staff, with excellent leadership, collaborate on all efforts. Students thrive in programs where collaboration and common understanding of values is known by all staff. The...

Posted on: 02/07/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the role of distance and blended learning classes. As the pivot to remote teaching and learning highlighted the great digital divide in this country, it also created avenues of access for many learners who might not otherwise be able to participate in...

Posted on: 02/07/2021

Adult education programs in Massachusetts include programs in corrections settings, and programs that work closely with learners involved in the carceral system (the entire system of law enforcement from all forms of monitoring to arrest, to the courts and through sentencing and release). The data...