LINCS Learner Web web-based professional development courses for teachers and tutors


I want to call your attention to a free LINCS Learner Web professional development portal sponsored by Literacyworks. The site includes Learning Plans (individually-paced curricula) that in this case focus on adult literacy education professional development. Each Learning Plan is driven by a learning goal. Current goals include:


English Language Learning University (ELL-U )

  1. ELL-U Emergent Readers: Introduction
  2. ELL-U Vocabulary Club: Introduction

Teaching Reading

  1. Teaching Reading Alphabetics
  2. Teaching Reading Comprehension
  3. Teaching Reading Fluency
  1. Teaching Reading Vocabulary
  2. Using the Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles Website

New Learning Plans being developed for adult literacy tutors: Learner-centered Resources for Tutoring: Making Resources Tutor-ready
These will be based on LINCS' Teaching Adults to Read courses and will include:

  • Learner-centered resources as needed
  • Practical research-based materials
  • Learner-based tutoring logs

You will need to request a screen name and password by emailing with your name, email, place of work, and job title. Your email dubject line should read "LINCS Learner Web Access". Once you receive your account screen name and password, return to the site, sign in, complete a short information request and choose a goal to begin. You will work toward accomplishing your goal at your own pace, step by step, with the help of online learning resources.

David J. Rosen


Thank you David for letting the group know about this great resource. Please note: you can now create your own account without requesting a screen name and password by emailing Go to the LINCS Learner Web Portal at Click on upper right hand corner: Create an Account and follow the steps. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Paul Heavenridge
Executive Director

LINCS Region 4 Regional Professional Development Center
625 Second Street
Suite 107
Petaluma, CA 94952
PHONE: (707)  981-8086
FAX: (707) 981-8398

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