Program Year 2022-23 Webinars

During program 2022-23, 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.

Division Monthly Webinars

Beginning September 23, 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Education Division of Adult Education will offer 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 am – 12:00 pm

September 8, 2022
October 13, 2022
November 17, 2022
December 15, 2022
January 19, 2023
February 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
April 20, 2023
May 18, 2023
June 15, 2023


Friday Lunchtime Webinars

Throughout the 2022-23 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 2, 2022, and run through May 26, 2023, 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
Suggested for: Instructors
September 2, 2022
October 7, 2022
November 4, 2022
December 2, 2022
January 6, 2023
February 3, 2023
March 3, 2023
May 5, 2023
September 9, 2022
October 14, 2022
December 9, 2022
January 13, 2023
February 10, 2023
March 10, 2023
April 14, 2023
May 12, 2023
Distance Learning/Digital Literacy
Suggested Audience:  Instructors and Digital Literacy Specialists
Student Support Services/WIOA Implementation
Suggested Audience: Student Support Coordinators/Administrators
September 16, 2022 – Distance Learning
October 21, 2022 – Digital Literacy
November 18, 2022 – Distance Learning
January 20, 2023 – Digital Literacy
February 17, 2023 – Distance Learning
March 17, 2023 – Digital Literacy
April 21, 2023 – Distance Learning
May 19, 2023 – Digital Literacy
September 23, 2022 – Student Support
October 28, 2022 – WIOA Implementation
December 16, 2022 – Student Support
January 27, 2023 – WIOA Implementation
February 24, 2023 – Student Support
March 24, 2023 – WIOA Implementation
April 28, 2023 – Student Support
May 26, 2023 – WIOA Implementation

Volunteer Tutor and Classroom Aide Webinar Series

This series of live webinars gives tutors and classroom aides access to experts from across the state, including teachers, program staff, and other volunteers. Topics relate to student goals, academic subjects, technology, and general teaching skills. While the series is designed with volunteer tutors and classroom aides in mind, agency staff are welcome to attend.

Link to join: Enroll in the Volunteer Tutor and Classroom Aide Webinar Series course in the PD Portal.

Recordings: YouTube videos playlist

Presentation Slides: Available in the Volunteer Tutor and Classroom Aide Webinar Series course in the PD Portal.

Webinars are held the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30-10:30 a.m.


September 13, 2022 Goal Setting to Empower Adult Learners
October 11, 2022 High School Equivalency Tests
November 8, 2022 Technology Tools for Volunteers and Administrators
December 13, 2022 Beyond a List of Topics: Advanced ESL Conversation Strategies
January 10, 2023 Contextualized Teaching and Learning
February 14, 2023 Cross-Cultural Tutoring
March 14, 2023 Technology Tools to Build Your Learners’ Digital Literacy Skills
April 11, 2023 Teaching Adults Alphabetics and Fluency
May 9, 2023 Student Goals and Assessment: Recognizing the Connection and Preparing for Testing Success
June 13, 2023 Exploring Pronunciation Best Practices and Tools

Tech Talks Webinar Series

Tech Talks are a new webinar series developed by the Digital Literacy and Distance Education Project. Each Tech Talk will feature a different technology tool, which will be announced in advance for those who would like to get acquainted with it and bring their questions and ideas with them to the session. Webinar recordings can be found on the PA Adult Ed Resources Youtube playlist.

Link to join:

Download the printable flyer

Webinars are held on the first Thursday of every other month at 3:30 p.m.


December 1, 2022 Creating a Class Within Canvas
February 2, 2023 TBA
April 6, 2023 Canva For Education
June 1, 2023 TBA

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. 

Link to join:

Webinars are held on a Thursday early each month at 2:00-3:00 p.m. More dates beyond March may be scheduled later on.


December 8, 2022 Assessing Digital Literacy Skills of Staff and Students
January 5, 2023 Teaching Digital Literacy
February 9, 2023 Digital Literacy
March 9, 2023 Digital Literacy
May 11, 2023 Digital Citizenship and Reflection

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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