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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
Bulletin : WorkforceGPS: Disability Employment Initiative Resource Transition Feb 22, 2019
Discussion : Making Math Meaningful 7 Feb 22, 2019
Discussion : Adult Basic Skills Program and School Accreditation Feb 22, 2019
Discussion : Building Presentation Skills Feb 20, 2019
Discussion : TABE 11-12, Have you started? Impressions and Suggestion? 46 Feb 18, 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
Discussion : "Motivating Adult Learners to Persist" online course 41 Feb 6, 2019
Discussion : Writing as a Basis for Reading and So Much More! Guest-led Discussion with Dr. Rebeca Fernandez 12 Feb 5, 2019
Discussion : Taking Time for Self-Reflection 1 Feb 5, 2019
Bulletin : National Skills Coalition Launch of SKILLSpan Feb 5, 2019
Discussion : Free Webinar on: Improving Comprehension Strategies of Struggling Adult Readers Through Conversational Trialogues With AutoTutor 3 Feb 2, 2019
Bulletin : U.S. Department of Education Seeking Peer Reviewers for Grant Proposals Jan 28, 2019
Discussion : Building Math Skills Through Reading Jan 19, 2019
Discussion : Have the EFL/NRS descriptors been written in "employer-friendly" terms ? Jan 18, 2019
Discussion : Trauma Informed this the answer to retention? 2 Jan 18, 2019
Discussion : Preparing Educators for Integrating Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom Jan 17, 2019
Discussion : What is Effective in Adult Basic Skills Education? 2 Jan 14, 2019
Discussion : Will technology and artificial intelligence replace teachers? 4 Jan 14, 2019
Discussion : The ANN Annual Conference held at the COABE National Preconference - March 31, 2019 - New Orleans, LA Jan 6, 2019
Discussion : COABE PreConference: March 31, 2019 1 Jan 5, 2019
Discussion : Are we wrong about Multiple Intelligence? 4 Jan 3, 2019
Discussion : The Now-or-Never Bottleneck Jan 1, 2019
Bulletin : Illinois Digital Learning Lab Field Report 1 Dec 29, 2018

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