Training for Adult Education Programs

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LINCS offers high quality professional development and makes it available  to state adult education agencies administering the Adult Education and Literacy Act and eligible adult education and literacy programs and partners. Training is provided through the LINCS Professional Development Centers by LINCS Trainers. LINCS has been providing professional development and training opportunities for over 15 years with a goal of meeting needs across each region during the funding cycle. LINCS utilizes various types of delivery formats including face-to-face workshops, study circles, webinars, and online courses.

Some of the most requested offerings include:

·  Adult Numeracy Instruction - Professional Development, an intensive evidence-based program in effective numeracy instruction for adults.

·  English Language Learner University (ELL-U), workshops, online courses, and other resources designed to broaden, deepen, and strengthen the knowledge and skills of educators working with adult English Language Learners.

·  Infographics: Developing a Critical Mindset Towards Data, a workshop designed to increase adult education practitioners’ comfort and skill with introducing data and statistics to learners using infographics.  

·  Integrating Technology in the Adult Education Classroom, an online course that covers the purposes for integrating technology, explores guidelines for planning to integrate technology into instruction, and organizes thinking about the wide range of technology tools available.

·  Learning to Achieve, training sessions and online modules to assist adult educators in understanding and responding to learners with learning disabilities/differences in the classroom.

·  Motivating Adult Learners: Self-Efficacy, Goal Setting, and the Learning Environment, a virtual study circle that provides participants with an opportunity to review and discuss the latest research and best practices on adult learner motivation.

·  Reboot Your Digital Strategy!, a workshop or webinar to learn how your program and students can take advantage of national developments in digital literacy and access. 

·  Teaching Adults to Read: Research-Based Practicesa series of workshops, resources, self-paced online courses, and study circles focusing on teaching the components of reading to adults.

·  Teaching Excellence Adult Literacy (TEAL), a series of facilitated, online courses and resources on research-based instructional approaches and components of effective teaching, with an emphasis on writing and math/numeracy instruction.

Informational presentations are given at regional and national conferences to orient the field to LINCS and its many resources and offerings.

Contact the LINCS Professional Development Center for more information about LINCS' professional development offerings.