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)


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Recent Activity

Title Replies Last Post
Discussion : Data to Support Funding Proposals or to Advocate for Adult Basic Skills (including English for immigrants) Feb 23, 2018
Discussion : A Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators 1 Feb 20, 2018
Discussion : TABE 11-12 Paper-Based Test Scheduling Times Feb 20, 2018
Bulletin : Free Webinar: Innovative Digital Learning Models for ELL Immigrant Adults 1 Feb 16, 2018
Discussion : Science, Math, and Cross Curricular Instruction with the Winter Olympics Feb 15, 2018
Discussion : MakeBeliefsComix.com Adds New Features to Help Literacy Teachers, Students 2 Feb 14, 2018
Discussion : You are invited to join a zoom Discussion: Grit, Mindset, and More: February 15 6:00 - 6:30 PM CST 4 Feb 13, 2018
Discussion : Is Building a Growth Mindset Similar to Teaching Penguins To Fly? 6 Feb 7, 2018
Discussion : "Principles of Learning for Instructional Design" online course 27 Feb 7, 2018
Discussion : Reading on a digital platform 16 Feb 7, 2018
Discussion : Exciting New Paid Professional Development Opportunity for Adult Ed Math Teachers! Feb 6, 2018
Discussion : PD Struggles and Successes - Tell Us Your Story. 5 Feb 2, 2018
Discussion : Media Literacy for 2018: Four Moves and a Habit 1 Feb 1, 2018
Bulletin : Winter/Spring PD Schedule Available Jan 31, 2018
Discussion : Setting Personal Boundaries with Technology Jan 30, 2018
Discussion : What about those soft skills? 5 Jan 22, 2018
Discussion : HyperDocs for adult basic skills education -- have you made one? Would you like to make one? 55 Jan 19, 2018
Bulletin : Discussion: David Kehe on Teaching Grammar Week of Jan. 15 Jan 12, 2018
Discussion : Micro Learning: A new way to provide professional development or classroom instruction? 6 Jan 11, 2018
Bulletin : Call for Proposals for LINCS Virtual Conference Jan 10, 2018
Discussion : Microlearning for Macro Results 3 Jan 5, 2018
Discussion : Formative Assessment Practices of a Teacher of Occupation-related Basic Math in an Integrated Education Program 1 Dec 27, 2017
Discussion : Mentoring and other Teacher Induction Resources and Tools on LINCS 1 Dec 21, 2017
Discussion : Teaching Computer Science Concepts 2 Dec 19, 2017
Bulletin : Opioid Addiction Curriculum: Operation Prevention 1 Dec 15, 2017

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