Professional Development for Educators




First Literacy supports Adult Basic Education(ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in Massachusetts with free professional development workshops for educators, program administrators, coordinators, and counselors across the state.

The goal of these workshops is to strengthen ABE and ESOL programs by providing approaches and resources that participants may implement immediately and share with their colleagues. We plan our professional development offerings based on participant survey data so we are uniquely positioned to respond to the needs of adult basic education programs as they arise.

Register for Workshops

Watch this box for workshop registration links in orange that will be activated about one month before each event. PLEASE NOTE: WE FOLLOW BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL POLICY FOR SNOW DAYS.

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held at First Literacy, 160 Boylston Street, second floor, across from Boston Common.

Most workshops consist of two three-hour sessions and are facilitated by First Literacy and local ABE/ESOL professionals.

If you are interested in a workshop that is marked WORKSHOP FULL, please contact pdincer@firstliteracy.org to be placed on a wait list.

We carefully manage waiting lists for popular workshops. If you have registered for a workshop and find you cannot attend, please do let us know — we understand that things come up. PLEASE NOTE that if you miss three workshops without notifying us, you might jeopardize your future attendance. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

Our 2019-2020 Workshop Calendar

For a SNEAK PEAK at our upcoming workshop offerings, Click here.

Find Workshop Materials.

Click here to access resources from past workshops.

Ask a Question.

For more information, please contact Director of Professional Development, Lenore Balliro, at lballiro@firstliteracy.org or at 617.482.3336.

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