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 Literaacy
  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


Introduction to Digital Literacy: The SkillRise Framework (ISTE) (Online Facilitated)

How can you know what to focus on when it comes to teaching and integrating the digital literacy skills students...


Introduction to EnGen (Online Facilitated)

Whether you're new to EnGen or considering offering EnGen to your learners, this session is for you! We will provide...


Digital Tools with a Purpose: From Recruitment Through Orientation (Online Facilitated)

How can digital tools be used to efficiently and successfully carry out recruitment, assessment of students’ digital literacy strengths and...

Digital Literacy: Resources, Research and Curriculum


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...


Thanks to our colleagues at Community Action, Inc. for sharing this Zoom User Guide in Spanish they developed for students.

Digital Literacy: Our Team

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