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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 : Build Your Own Toolkit With CrowdED Learning Week Five, Topic Two: Integration and Sharing 2 Nov 19, 2019
Discussion : Program Manager/leader training or preparation for integrating technology Nov 17, 2019
Discussion : November's LINCS Monthly Tips: How to Add Images to a Post Nov 15, 2019
Discussion : Webinars that Work! 9 Nov 13, 2019
Discussion : Are there benefits to transparent instruction? Nov 9, 2019
Discussion : Build Your Own Toolkit With CrowdED learning Topic Five, Week One: Integration and Sharing 2 Nov 7, 2019
Discussion : ICYMI: October in Review Nov 6, 2019
Discussion : Do you sleep? How many of us get a good night's sleep? 2 Nov 5, 2019
Discussion : CrowdED Learning Learning Topic Four, Week Two: Strategies for Integrating Vocabulary and Grammar Instruction 2 Nov 1, 2019
Discussion : Making Team Teaching Effective 1 Oct 29, 2019
Discussion : CrowdED Learning Topic Four, Week 1: Grammar and Vocabulary Resource Exploration 4 Oct 26, 2019
Discussion : CrowdED Learning Topic Three, Week Two: Strategies for Integration of Fluency Resources 7 Oct 23, 2019
Discussion : PD at a Distance Webinar: Monday 10/28, 12 pm Central Oct 23, 2019
Bulletin : ACTE's CTE Learn Introduces Career Pathways Resources 1 Oct 22, 2019
Discussion : AALPD Webinar and Meeting today at 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern 1 Oct 21, 2019
Bulletin : National Apprenticeship Week (NAW): November 11-17, 2019 Oct 13, 2019
Discussion : CrowdED Learning Topic Three, Week 1: Fluency Resource Exploration 11 Oct 10, 2019
Discussion : Providing Space for Learning in PD Oct 7, 2019
Discussion : public is not Open -- sample contracts? Oct 6, 2019
Discussion : CrowdED Topic Two, Week Two: Comprehension Skills and Strategies 4 Oct 4, 2019
Discussion : ICYMI: September in Review Oct 3, 2019
Discussion : Using the Johari Window in Adult Education Sep 29, 2019
Bulletin : New Handbook on Adult Literacy Sep 28, 2019
Discussion : Build Your Own Toolkit with CrowdEd 39 Sep 27, 2019
Discussion : CrowdED Topic Two: Comprehension 11 Sep 26, 2019