Workplace and educational technology ecosystems are continuously expanding and evolving, so teachers and students alike need to be nimble, lifelong learners. In order to provide ample opportunities to build their students' digital literacy and resilience skills, teachers need strong foundational digital literacy skills and the capacity to creatively draw on them to craft meaningful instructional activities.

The Program Support PD Center provides PD and information on user-friendly, free, and low-cost educational technology tools, as well as an understanding of the optimum conditions, audiences, purposes, and practices for using them effectively.

We welcome your input on PD that you would find helpful. If you have questions or would like additional support, please contact our Digital Literacy PD Coordinator Diana Satin at

New in FY23! 

The Program Support PD Center team is excited to collaborate with ACLS to coordinate trainings for DESE-funded online products. To access information about upcoming trainings, resources, and support, please go to the customized webpage we have created for each product.

You can find and register for workshops on the SABES Calendar by typing the name of the product (e.g., Newsela, EnGen) in the "Title" field.

You can learn more on each custom page for:

We are excited to work wtth you! if you have any questions or need additional support, please contact

To request seats in any of these online products, please complete this form.

PD "On Demand": Anywhere, Any Time!

You can access asnychronous, previously recorded PD events at your convenience on our On Demand PD site. PD is organized by six strands:

  1. Advising and Communication
  2. Digital Literacy
  3. Distance Education: Planning and Protocols
  4. Distance Education: Tools and Products
  5. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  6. Program Management

Digital Literacy and Resilience Resources

Please be sure to check out our:

Digital Literacy: Upcoming Events


Digital Literacy Sharing and Learning Group for Corrections (Online Facilitated)

Created in response to requests for more customized support for educators who work in corrections settings, these meetings provide opportunities...


Culturally Responsive Teaching with Newsela (Online Blended)

This Newsela course will provide you with the opportunity to engage in reflection on aspects of your own identity and...


Digital Tools With a Purpose: Project-Based Learning (Online Facilitated)

As you think about integrating digital literacy into core instructional practices, project-based learning (PBL) can be a powerful approach to...

Digital Literacy: Resources, Research and Curriculum


Designed for teachers in Massachusetts adult education programs, the Massachusetts Aztec PLUS Quick Start Teacher Guide will help you understand the...


Sometimes we may think our students need to be at a certain math level before they can work with tools like Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or Desmos...


The Program Support PD Center is excited to offer our new series of On-Demand PD videos. These previously recorded PD events are intended to provide...

Digital Literacy: Our Team

Project Associate
PD Specialist for DESE-Funded Online Products
IDEAL Consortium Director