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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 : "Motivating Adult Learners to Persist" online course 63 Apr 1, 2020
Discussion : One Sentence Solutions, One Observation, One Resource 8 Apr 1, 2020
Bulletin : Regularly Updated List of Resources (mostly) from the LINCS Discussion: Preparing for and offering adult basic skills online during the pandemic 2 Mar 31, 2020
Bulletin : EdTech Center Distance Education Strategy webinar Friday March 27th 5 Mar 31, 2020
Discussion : Moving Professional Development to Distance Learning 6 Mar 29, 2020
Discussion : Is Doing Less Actually Better During a Crisis? Mar 29, 2020
Bulletin : How Literacy Partners of NYC, a two-generation (family literacy) program, is moving classes online Mar 23, 2020
Discussion : Leading in a time of crisis Mar 22, 2020
Bulletin : EdTech Center Launches New Website for Distance Education Support and Webinars for Administrators, PD leaders, and other practitioners Mar 17, 2020
Discussion : Rapidly Adjusting Professional Development Plans Mar 17, 2020
Discussion : Connecting effective professional to student outcomes Mar 8, 2020
Discussion : ICYMI: February Reflections and Looking Toward March 2020 Mar 1, 2020
Discussion : International Open Education Week! March 2-6 Feb 28, 2020
Bulletin : CTE Research Network Training Institute: Summer 2020 Feb 28, 2020
Discussion : Speech recognition, anyone? 12 Feb 19, 2020
Discussion : Productive Struggle with Complex Text Discussion with Anita Kerr: February 25, 26, and 27 2020 1 Feb 19, 2020
Discussion : Doing PD for Federal Bureau of Prisons Next Month 6 Feb 18, 2020
Discussion : Two innovative ideas for technology in the classroom...or are they 'good' ideas? 1 Feb 13, 2020
Discussion : Special Event: Strategic communication to build rapport with students 29 Feb 12, 2020
Discussion : How Do Attendance Policies Hurt Disabled and Chronically Ill Students? 9 Feb 10, 2020
Discussion : ICYMI: January Reflections Feb 8, 2020
Discussion : Preparing for the 2020 Census Feb 4, 2020
Bulletin : Recruiting raters for Adult English Literacy Assessment (BEST Literacy) for session at CAL February 21 Feb 3, 2020
Bulletin : ALE Journal, Call for Papers Feb 3, 2020
Discussion : Register now for Differentiated Instruction 2 Feb 1, 2020

Most Active

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