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Professional Development

AEL Professional Development Course Offerings

Please see below for professional development offerings and registration. In order to earn professional development (PD) hours, attendance is required for 100% of the time scheduled. PD hours will not be granted if you do not sign in and out on the course roster nor if you arrive late/leave early. If you will need travel reimbursement for attending workshops please refer to the “Professional Development Travel Request” form and “Reimbursement Instructions” on the right hand side of the page under “Important Links." Please note attendees will not be reimbursed for meals. Five days before a workshop you will receive a reminder e-mail that includes additional information. 

* In order to attend the following AEL workshops you must be employed by a DESE Adult Education and Literacy program.

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Pre-Certification Workshop (PCW) & Beginning Teachers Assistance Program (BTAP)

Active Instruction 

College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)

Data Management for Local Program Staff

Differentiated Instruction in a Multi-Level Classroom - One Size Does NOT Fit All

Effective Questioning

ELL Listening and Learning - Tools for Success

ELL Grammar

ELL Reading

Getting a Job, Keeping a Job (Incorporating Soft Skills in the Classroom)

Making Reading Active 

Math- Progressing through the TABE Levels D & A and Beyond

Math- Progressing From TABE Level M to D 


ELL Instructional Resources

Writing Part 1- The Big Picture

Writing Part 2 - Let's Get in the Weeds