Professional Development


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Kathy Tracey

Welcome to the LINCS Evidence-based Professional Development Group.

The group is a community of practice for adult educators to discuss issues and evidence-based practices related to designing, implementing, and evaluating adult literacy professional development.  As a network of those working or interested in staff development, the group shares fresh ideas and promising practices; provides professional development for professional developers based on needs or interests; and contributes the voice of the field in shaping policy initiatives.

Topics include:

  • State capacity to establish or operate a high-quality professional development program
  • Evidence-based practices related to designing, implementing, and evaluating adult literacy professional development either at a local program or through a high-quality professional development state program
  • Teacher quality and effectiveness
  • Professional development systems
  • Approaches and methods
  • Factors that influence the effectiveness of professional development
  • Related policies
  • Provision of professional development for eligible providers that meet the requirements set forth in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Delivering professional development through electronic means (e.g. online, virtual, blended experiences)


Recent Activity

Here are the 25 most recent posts in this group.
Title Replies Last Post
Discussion : Implementing the 'new-ish' blended learning option to return to classes. 0 Jul 11, 2020
Bulletin : Join us with special guest Dr. Mary Ann Corley to discuss effective writing strategies. 0 Jul 08, 2020
Discussion : Making the most of conferences 1 Jul 05, 2020
Discussion : Strategies for working with students on the autism spectrum in remote learning. 0 Jun 29, 2020
Discussion : "Motivating Adult Learners to Persist" online course 75 Jun 28, 2020
Discussion : Moving from Webinars to Virtual Events 2 Jun 26, 2020
Discussion : "Principles of Learning for Instructional Design" online course 38 Jun 13, 2020
Discussion : HyBrid Pedogogy and an Urgency of Teachers: A Book Discussion 2 Jun 09, 2020
Discussion : Continuing the Coffee Break Discussion on PD, Remote Learning and COVID-19 0 Jun 04, 2020
Bulletin : Open Discussion About Promising Practices Used During the COVID-19 Crisis 0 Jun 02, 2020
Bulletin : Association of Adult Education Professional Developers (AALPD) Virtual Town Hall 0 Jun 01, 2020
Discussion : TABE Assessment process during COVID-19 2 May 26, 2020
Discussion : Dificult conversations and conflict 0 May 20, 2020
Discussion : Leading in a time of crisis 2 May 05, 2020
Discussion : Support Services for Remote Learners during COVID-19 and beyond 0 May 02, 2020
Discussion : From and Idea to reality: Creating stories for adult learners with Sarah Goldammer 5 Apr 24, 2020
Discussion : When staff are resistant to change.... 0 Apr 16, 2020
Discussion : Moving forward: What are the key lessons learned? 2 Apr 13, 2020
Discussion : Going "old school' in a time of technology options 0 Apr 05, 2020
Discussion : One Sentence Solutions, One Observation, One Resource 8 Apr 01, 2020
Discussion : Moving Professional Development to Distance Learning 6 Mar 29, 2020
Discussion : Is Doing Less Actually Better During a Crisis? 0 Mar 29, 2020
Discussion : March 23-29, 2020  My Live Online Math Class- Everyone Welcomed 0 Mar 21, 2020
Bulletin : EdTech Center Launches New Website for Distance Education Support and Webinars for Administrators, PD leaders, and other practitioners 0 Mar 17, 2020
Discussion : Rapidly Adjusting Professional Development Plans 0 Mar 17, 2020

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