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Professional Development


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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 : Support Services For Online Learners to Build Retention and Student Success 18 Apr 24, 2019
Discussion : The 4 C's of digital literacy, and how _you_ think about it Apr 24, 2019
Discussion : Interview with Dr. Jen Vanek: Effective Practices in Distance and Blended Learning 16 Apr 23, 2019
Discussion : "Motivating Adult Learners to Persist" online course 45 Apr 23, 2019
Discussion : Integrating/Contextualizing Academic Skills 6 Apr 15, 2019
Discussion : Should we still lecture in the classroom? 5 Apr 3, 2019
Discussion : Chronic Absenteeism in Adult Education 1 Mar 30, 2019
Discussion : ICYMI: March Reflections Mar 29, 2019
Discussion : COABE presentations? 5 Mar 28, 2019
Discussion : Moving away from deficit models of instruction toward asset-based instruction. Mar 28, 2019
Discussion : TABE 11-12, Have you started? Impressions and Suggestion? 71 Mar 27, 2019
Discussion : Are Millenials really different than Gen X or Baby Boomers? 3 Mar 21, 2019
Discussion : Are we at a point of fatigue? And what is compassion fatigue? 3 Mar 19, 2019
Discussion : Teacher Retention 4 Mar 15, 2019
Discussion : Meritocracy: How should we prepare our students for postsecondary education? Mar 15, 2019
Discussion : "Principles of Learning for Instructional Design" online course 30 Mar 9, 2019
Discussion : Awesome SXSWEdu Keynote Mar 8, 2019
Discussion : The Social Constructs of the Baby Boomer, The Millennial, the Gen-X'ers Mar 3, 2019
Discussion : Making Math Meaningful 8 Feb 25, 2019
Bulletin : WorkforceGPS: Disability Employment Initiative Resource Transition Feb 22, 2019
Discussion : Adult Basic Skills Program and School Accreditation Feb 22, 2019
Discussion : Building Presentation Skills Feb 20, 2019
Discussion : Upcoming webinar on explicit teaching of critical thinking (and argumentation) 1 Feb 14, 2019
Bulletin : Workforce Central Podcasts: Upskilling the Workforce Through Adult Education Feb 7, 2019
Discussion : The crossroads between mindfulness and trauma-informed 1 Feb 6, 2019