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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 : Planning Effective Lessons 8 Aug 18, 2019
Discussion : Webinars that Work! 8 Aug 17, 2019
Discussion : Why do we make 'bad' decisions? And what does the science say? Aug 17, 2019
Discussion : Upcoming AALPD Webinar: Help Adult Educators Set Goals for Their Professional Growth Aug 9, 2019
Discussion : LINCS Monthly Tips: How to Become a Power User 2 Aug 8, 2019
Discussion : ICYMI: July Reflections Aug 3, 2019
Discussion : Working with Single Mothers 4 Aug 3, 2019
Bulletin : ACTE/ECMC: Postsecondary Leadership Success Program Opportunity Aug 3, 2019
Discussion : Does research evidence affect policy and practice? 32 Jul 31, 2019
Discussion : Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) Team Teaching Models 3 Jul 30, 2019
Discussion : TABE 11-12, Have you started? Impressions and Suggestion? 72 Jul 26, 2019
Discussion : Who do you follow on Twitter for Professional Development Jul 20, 2019
Discussion : What theories do you subscribe to that guide your teaching? Jul 18, 2019
Discussion : Teacher Retention 5 Jul 15, 2019
Discussion : Media Library of Teaching Skills (MLoTS) Jul 12, 2019
Discussion : Leading your team when building your own curriculum. 2 Jul 10, 2019
Discussion : "Motivating Adult Learners to Persist" online course 50 Jul 10, 2019
Discussion : New Additions to our LINCS Resource Collections Jul 6, 2019
Discussion : OTAN Tech Talks: Integrating videos in professional development 4 Jul 3, 2019
Bulletin : Free online workshop next week! Immigrant Student Success: Strategies and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators Jul 3, 2019
Discussion : ICYMI: June Reflections and Looking Toward July Jul 1, 2019
Discussion : Adult education and the Teenage Brain Jun 29, 2019
Discussion : Find your passion and you will never work a day in your life..... 4 Jun 28, 2019
Discussion : Inclusive technology integration 1 Jun 19, 2019
Discussion : Design thinking, backward design, or project based learning? Jun 14, 2019

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