The Program Support PD Center team is excited to collaborate with ACLS to coordinate access to trainings and resources for Northstar.
Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:
- Essential Computer Skills: Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
- Essential Software Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
- Using Technology in Daily Life: Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Accessing Telehealth Appointments, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.
To Request a Northstar License
Please complete this form to request being added to the MA Adult Education Northstar Digital Literacy Network.
You can find and register for Northstar PD on the SABES Registration Calendar by typing "Northstar" into the "Title" field. Attending live PD is valuable because you can ask questions and hear from your peers. If that's not possible, check out the On-Demand recordings below.
Upcoming SABES Northstar PD
Getting Started with Northstar Digital Literacy on Friday, 11/17 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Introducing Learners to Northstar Digital Literacy on Friday, 12/1 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
ALL new*** Integrate Digital Literacy Routines into ELL Instruction with Northstar on Friday, 12/8 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Previous SABES Northstar PD sessions can be found in the PSPDC On-Demand Library in the DESE-funded Online Products page.