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


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...


Creating Disability-Inclusive Programs (Online Facilitated)

Join us for this day-long online workshop that is designed to build your skills to develop disability-inclusive practices within your...


Support Staff Sharing and Learning Group (Online Facilitated)

Support Staff Sharing and Learning Groups are peer-facilitated meetings where support staff provide program updates, discuss and troubleshoot common challenges...

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…
These resources are for participants in the SABES Program Support PD Center Continuous Improvement Planning PD series. You can download the…

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