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 : Creating a top ten list for new teachers 1 Sep 18, 2020
Bulletin : Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers (AALPD) Webinar September 21 0 Sep 14, 2020
Discussion : Thematic Units starting with Famous Speeches 1 Sep 12, 2020
Discussion : Preparing instructors and support staff to address trauma in the classroom. 5 Sep 10, 2020
Discussion : No more resource lists, please! Curating resources for your students or colleagues 1 Sep 02, 2020
Discussion : The Hand Model of the Brain - how can it help us in the classroom? 0 Aug 30, 2020
Discussion : Digital Literacy to Distance Learning 0 Aug 25, 2020
Discussion : Professional Development for Reading Teachers 0 Aug 11, 2020
Bulletin : Build Knowledge to Help Families - Enroll in Penn State Certificate Courses! 0 Aug 11, 2020
Discussion : Having Staff Work Remotetly: Is it working? 0 Aug 08, 2020
Discussion : Imposter Syndrome, Learned Helplessness, and Learned Futility: Are they real? 0 Aug 03, 2020
Discussion : Preparing for students to return to campus 0 Jul 29, 2020
Discussion : ODC webinar on “Addressing Health Disparities: What Health Practitioners and Adult Educators Can Do Together”: August 4th 0 Jul 28, 2020
Discussion : UGA Global TESOL Certificate Program (online) 0 Jul 25, 2020
Discussion : retracted by the author 0 Jul 23, 2020
Bulletin : Call for Peer Reviewers: Education Stabilization Fund – Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grants Program 0 Jul 14, 2020
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

Most Active

The most active items from the past 15 days.