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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 : Student Persistence Jul 21, 2018
Bulletin : New Courses: Using Open Educational Resources Jul 18, 2018
Discussion : Online Orientation 2 Jul 18, 2018
Discussion : AALPD Webinars 1 Jul 17, 2018
Discussion : OER Jul 17, 2018
Discussion : Creating Boot Camps for HSE Programs Jul 14, 2018
Discussion : Illinois Defines Career Pathways Jul 13, 2018
Discussion : What is meant by engaged learning? 8 Jul 12, 2018
Bulletin : Looking to get paid for your next PD? Consider this... Jul 11, 2018
Discussion : Can Trauma-informed practices help TANF recipients with careers and financial literacy? 1 Jul 11, 2018
Discussion : What does it mean to be poor in America? 2 Jul 6, 2018
Bulletin : Calling Community and Public Sector Leaders to Apply for Casey Fellowship 3 Jul 5, 2018
Discussion : Information Literacy Tips 3 Jul 4, 2018
Discussion : Online Book Discussions for Professional Development Jun 30, 2018
Discussion : "Motivating Adult Learners to Persist" online course 39 Jun 30, 2018
Discussion : ICYMI: LINCS - A Fiscal Year in Review Jun 25, 2018
Discussion : Memes and Faulty Analogies 5 Jun 25, 2018
Discussion : GED® Completion Rates? 91 Jun 24, 2018
Discussion : Should we still lecture in the classroom? 4 Jun 19, 2018
Discussion : Does teaching history and science improve reading comprehension? 3 Jun 5, 2018
Discussion : Call for Session Proposals: Georgia’s 2018 Adult Education Fall Conference May 30, 2018
Bulletin : What are Motivational Interviews, and how do they support adult learners in the job market? May 21, 2018
Discussion : Is there a culture of poverty? 1 May 19, 2018
Event : WEBINAR: Learn how to use the ESL Pro Study Circles! May 15, 2018
Discussion : What does it mean to be 'fault tolerant' and how does it help with retention? 2 May 12, 2018