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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 : Design thinking, backward design, or project based learning? Jun 14, 2019
Discussion : Finis Origine Pendet: The End Depends Upon the Beginning. 4 Jun 12, 2019
Bulletin : June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month Jun 11, 2019
Discussion : OTAN Tech Talks: Integrating videos in professional development 1 Jun 9, 2019
Discussion : Meritocracy: How should we prepare our students for postsecondary education? 1 Jun 2, 2019
Discussion : ICYMI: May Reflections and Looking Toward June 2019 May 31, 2019
Discussion : Thinking about the ASSIGNMENTS we give our students and what that says about our EXPECTATIONS. 1 May 31, 2019
Discussion : Introduction 11 May 31, 2019
Bulletin : Call for Peer Reviewers With Career and Technical Education Experience May 30, 2019
Discussion : The Power of Partnerships: Adult Literacy and Libraries with Kristin LaHurd and Gwenn Weaver 11 May 29, 2019
Discussion : New Can-Do Guides from Open Door Collective May 29, 2019
Discussion : Preparing Adult Education Programs for the 2020 Census May 28, 2019
Bulletin : Department of Education and the American Association of Community Colleges Cohosting Rural Community College Grant Application Convenings May 21, 2019
Discussion : Privacy in a world of technology driven personal assistants. 2 May 16, 2019
Discussion : Leading your team when building your own curriculum. May 15, 2019
Discussion : Engaging Staff in Professional Development 3 May 15, 2019
Bulletin : Health Literacy Leadership Institute, June 10-14, 2019 May 14, 2019
Discussion : "Motivating Adult Learners to Persist" online course 46 May 13, 2019
Discussion : Trauma-informed Discussion with special guests May 6, 7, and 8th, 2019. 30 May 9, 2019
Bulletin : U.S. Department of Labor Announces the Technical Assistance Center Information Systems (TAC-IS) May 7, 2019
Discussion : Information Literacy 9 May 6, 2019
Discussion : ICYMI: April Reflections and Looking Toward May 2019 May 4, 2019
Discussion : Find your passion and you will never work a day in your life..... 3 Apr 30, 2019
Discussion : The 4 C's of digital literacy, and how _you_ think about it 10 Apr 28, 2019
Discussion : Support Services For Online Learners to Build Retention and Student Success 27 Apr 28, 2019

Most Liked

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