Program Year 2023-24 Webinars

During program 2023-24, the Pennsylvania Department of Education Division of Adult Education and the Professional Development System will offer webinars to support programs. Click on the buttons below to view the webinar schedules.

2023-24 Webinar Series

Division Monthly Webinars

The Pennsylvania Department of Education Division of Adult Education offers monthly webinars for administrators and program coordinators.

Link to join:  Will be sent to program contacts via calendar invite from Amanda Harrison.
Recordings and Presentation Slides: Available on the Administrator Webinar and Meetings page.
Webinar Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

September 21, 2023
October 26, 2023
November 16, 2023
January 18, 2024
February 15, 2024
March 21, 2024
April 18, 2024
May 16, 2024
June 20, 2024

Friday Lunchtime Webinars

Throughout the 2023-24 program year, the Professional Development System will offer lunchtime webinars for agencies’ PDE-funded staff. While topics are targeted to specific program roles, all PDE-funded staff are welcome to attend. The webinars will begin Friday, September 1, 2023, and run through May 17, 2024, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, except holidays.

Link to join:  Enroll in Friday Lunchtime Webinar Resources in the PD Portal.
Recordings and Presentation Slides: Available in Friday Lunchtime Webinar Resources in the PD Portal.
Times:  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Data Quality
Suggested Audience:  Data quality specialists
In-House Professional Development Specialist (IHPDS)
Required for: IHPDSs
September 1, 2023
October 6, 2023
November 3, 2023
December 1, 2023
January 5, 2024
February 2, 2024
March 1, 2024
April 5, 2024
May 3, 2024

September 8, 2023
October 13, 2023
December 8, 2023
January 12, 2024
March 8, 2024
April 12, 2024
June 14, 2024 (Program PD Team Webinar)

Consultants and IHPDS will meet during months without a scheduled webinar.

Digital Literacy/Distance Education
Suggested Audience: Digital Literacy Specialists and Instructors
Student Support Services/WIOA Implementation
Suggested Audience: Student Support Coordinators/Administrators
September 15, 2023
October 20, 2023
November 17, 2023
January 19, 2024
February 16, 2024
March 15, 2024
April 19, 2024
May 17, 2024
September 22, 2023 – Student Support
October 27, 2023 – IET Project
December 15, 2023 – Student Support
January 26, 2024 – WIOA Implementation
February 23, 2024 – IET Project
March 22, 2024 – WIOA Implementation
April 26, 2024 – Student Support
May 10, 2024 – IET Project/WIOA Implementation


Digital Literacy Specialist Webinar Series

The Digital Literacy Specialist meetings are an opportunity to gather resources for supporting staff and students in building their digital literacy skills. During these meetings, the digital literacy specialists across the state share successes, challenges, and best practices for ensuring that students receive the technology instruction and support needed to participate successfully in distance learning and to find or maintain employment, and that staff can support distance learning, teach remotely as needed, and use technology to enhance instruction and promote digital literacy in students. 

Webinars are held on a Thursday every other month at 2:00-3:00 p.m. Digital literacy specialists are contacted directly by Bethany Lezanic for participation.

For information on this webinar series, email Bethany Lezanic at


September 7, 2023 Digital Literacy Specialist Goals and Support
November 2, 2023 Assessing and Developing Students’ Digital Literacy Skills
January 4, 2024 Assessing and Developing Staff’s Digital Literacy Skills
March 7, 2024 To be determined
May 2, 2024 To be determined

Past Webinar Series’ Recordings

Tech Talks Webinar Series

The Tech Talks webinar series was developed by the Digital Literacy and Distance Education Project and ran during the 2022-23 program year. Each Tech Talk featured a different technology tool. Webinar recordings can be found on the PA Adult Ed Resources Youtube playlist.

Volunteer Tutor and Classroom Aide Webinar Series

The Volunteer Tutor and Classroom Aide Webinar Series has concluded after running from December 2021 to June 2023. View all of the archived recordings on the YouTube videos playlist. This series of live webinars gave tutors and classroom aides access to experts from across the state, including teachers, program staff, and other volunteers. Topics included student goals, academic subjects, technology, and general teaching skills.

Technology Planning Webinars

Throughout program year 2020-21, the Distance Education Technical Assistance Project offered a series of webinars to support agencies in identifying priorities for technology planning. Each webinar focused on specific areas to improve through the use of technology. A link to each recorded webinar can be found below.

Recording Links Topic
September 15, 2020  Recording Communication: This webinar provided examples of how technology can be used to make communication with staff, students, and your community more effective and efficient.
September 29, 2020 Recording Student Intake and Orientation: This webinar will provide examples of how technology can be used to improve processes and efficiency related to providing intake and orientation.
October 13, 2020 Recording Instruction: This webinar will focus on using technology in the classroom, as well as for distance learning.
October 27, 2020 Recording Program Management: This webinar will focus on using technology in various aspects of program management.

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