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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 : Memes and Faulty Analogies 3 Jun 22, 2018
Discussion : What is meant by engaged learning? 6 Jun 22, 2018
Discussion : GED® Completion Rates? 90 Jun 20, 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
Discussion : Medicaid and Work Requirements: Where does Adult Education Fit? May 11, 2018
Bulletin : Call for Proposals for 2018 National Rehabilitation Education Conference May 11, 2018
Discussion : TABE 11-12 Paper-based Test 10 May 10, 2018
Discussion : What is the Scarcity Mindset? 14 May 10, 2018
Discussion : What does it mean to be 'accessible'? 3 May 1, 2018
Discussion : online summer courses on literacy at Penn State May 1, 2018
Discussion : Power - Lots of Questions about It Apr 29, 2018
Discussion : Are we at a point of fatigue? And what is compassion fatigue? Apr 26, 2018
Discussion : Coaches for EVERY Teacher Apr 24, 2018
Discussion : "Principles of Learning for Instructional Design" online course 28 Apr 23, 2018
Discussion : "Motivating Adult Learners to Persist" online course 37 Apr 20, 2018
Discussion : Adult Literacy XPRIZE Panel Discussion taking place in LINCS this week Apr 17, 2018
Bulletin : Opioid Addiction Curriculum: Operation Prevention 2 Apr 17, 2018
Discussion : Self Paced Science Courses for Professional Development 1 Apr 16, 2018
Bulletin : Webinar April 16, 1:00 ET -- 2nd in Series on Teaching Academic Writing to English Learners 2 Apr 16, 2018