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Learn how to use tech tools to increase student motivation and persistence in reaching their education and career goals. In addition to enhancing motivation, these tools can help students gain fluency in digital literacy skills that will serve them at school and at work. This workshop will introduce tech tools you can use to keep in touch with students, access education and career planning information, and help students organize shared resources and assignments.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Advisors, teachers, and anyone interested in using technology to support students in reaching their educational and career goals

In this blended (face-to-face and online) workshop, you will identify a specific goal or task you want to accomplish in your classroom or advising practice, and then learn how to select a technology tool that can best help you meet your goals and the goals of your students.

With a clear purpose in mind, we will investigate free, user-friendly tools such as Google Drive, Remind, Facebook, and resources such as the Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) and College for Adults, among others. Come ready to share resources and practices you have found to be successful.


The total time for this PD activity is approximately 7.5 hours. This PD event involves four activities and all are required to complete the PD.

The course schedule is as follows:

  • February 5, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. face-to-face session (2.5 hours)
  • Online discussion forum through February 25th, 2020 (approximately 1.5 hour)
  • Complete the assignment (approximately 2 hours)
  • Participate in final webinar on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (1.5 hour)

The same face-to-face sessions will be offered in Boston on February 4, 2020. For more information, please contact Ruzica Banovic at

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify a tech tool to achieve a teaching or advising goal
  • Draft and implement a project, pilot lesson or advising activity using this tool
  • Present the draft plan and, if applicable, outcomes of the pilot lesson or project
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 
02/05/2020 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Quinsigamond Community College
Ahlfors Building, Room # 111ALF
Worcester, MA 01606
PD Center: 


SABES Program Support PD Center - Advising
Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
Digital Literacy
Education and Career Planning
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