First Literacy supports Adult Basic Education in Massachusetts by planning, hosting and facilitating free Professional Development Workshops for ABE teachers, program administrators, coordinators, and counselors.
While we plan our PD offerings a year ahead based on formal data collection, we are uniquely positioned to respond to the interests and needs of adult basic education programs as they arise and can add sessions quickly in response to unanticipated needs from the field.
The goal of these workshops is to strengthen ABE programs by providing approaches and resources that participants may immediately implement and share with others in their programs. Most workshops consist of two three-hour sessions and are facilitated by First Literacy and local ABE professionals. All workshops are free to staff members of Massachusetts ABE programs.
In the 2016-2017 school year:
- 18 workshops held throughout academic year, including two at the Massachusetts Coalition of Adult Educators’ Network
- 5 ESOL Teachers’ Circles held
- 60 hours of professional development presented
- 137 programs from throughout the region represented
- 249 educators attended a workshop
- 69 educators attended more than one workshop
- 63 different towns and cities were represented by educators
- More than 6,000 adult students impacted by teachers’ participation
For more information, please contact our Director of Programs, Lenore Balliro, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 617.482.3336 x13.
Register for Workshops
Workshop registrations will open about one month before each event and will include detailed descriptions.
Friday, October 13 & November 17
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Monday, October 16
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday, October 27
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
Digital Literacy Community of Practice: Using Apps and Other Tech Tools for Teaching and Learning
Monday, October 30, November 27 & January 8
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held at First Literacy, 160 Boylston Street, second floor, across from Boston Common.
Questions? contact Lenore Balliro email@example.com
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