The SABES Program Support PD Center is a project of the US Division at World Education, Inc. in Boston, MA. Our team works in responsive and inclusive ways to develop and deliver PD that transforms practice, fosters continuous improvement, and creates opportunities for innovation. The PSPDC provides training in eight content areas, aiming for coherence and complementary strengths across these priorities:

COABE Journal

We are excited to offer Massachusetts adult educators with free access to the COABE Journal! To access each issue, please click on the link to complete a brief form that confirms you are a Massachusetts adult educator: 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We continue our commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We encourage you to access the DEI Resources we have posted that are specific to our priority areas, as well as the larger SABES system DEI Resource Library


We are also pleased to be authorized to issue Professional Development Points (PDPs). Please contact Alexandra_papagno@worlded.org if you are interested in more information about PDPs for eligible professional development offerings. 

Program Support PD Center: Upcoming Events


Volunteer Coordinators Sharing Group (Online Facilitated)

The Volunteer Coordinators Sharing Group is an opportunity to meet with other staff who work with volunteers to network, share...


Advisor Sharing and Learning Group Meeting—West (Springfield)

The Western Massachusetts Advisors’ Sharing Group is a quarterly meeting of advisors working in Western MA-area programs. We meet each...


Student Leadership: Leveraging the Power of Student Voice: Part 1 (Online Facilitated)

Research shows that centering student voice in the life of a program increases student persistence by fostering student engagement, cultivating...

Program Support PD Center: Videos

Program Support PD Center: Resources, Research and Curriculum

The ABE License for teachers is available through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The SABES Program Support PD…
Understanding and correctly using workplace credential terminology will enhance our communications with students, employers, workforce agencies and…
As we head back to school, the Program Support PD Center has gathered a few of our favorite resources for educational leaders in the "Quick Start…

Program Support: Our Team

Project Coordinator
Project Coordinator
Senior PD Specialist
PD Specialist for DESE-Funded Online Products
ABE Teacher's License PD Coordinator
Digital Literacy PD Coordinator
Technical Advisor
LACES Trainer