A Reminder of Professional Development Resources

Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) provides Professional Development through face-to-face trainings and workshops, online resources, modules and courses. It also has a vast library of pd resources available for adult education practitioners which are free and available anytime.

Here are some direct links to the LINCS library of PD Resources:

LINCS Resource Collections

Basic Skills

Basic SkillsThe Basic Skills Resource Collection focuses on reading; writing; mathematics and numeracy; and health literacy resources that can improve instruction in basic skills. Resources in this Collection can be used directly in the classroom or can provide the research findings necessary to develop contextualized instruction (e.g., work, family, health, civics) to build adults’ basic skills.

Reading | Writing | Mathematics & Numeracy | Health Literacy

Featured Resources

Direct and Rich Vocabulary Instruction. In Vocabulary Instruction (J.F. Baumann and E.J. Kame’enuie (Eds.) Vocabulary Instruction. New York: Guilford Press.

This chapter provides teachers with ways to set up a language rich experience in the classroom for deep understanding of word meanings.


Effective Ways of Teaching Complex Expression in Writing

In July 2007 the Department for Children, Schools and Families commissioned a review of the research literature on effective ways of teaching complex expression in writing at secondary school.

& Numeracy:

More Than Reshuffling: Lessons from an Innovative Remedial Math Program at the City University of New York>

More Than Reshuffling is a companion paper to More Than Rules (http://lincs.ed.gov/lincs/resourcecollections/abstracts/basicskills/RC_skills_abs58) and it is suggested that More Than Rules be read before this article.

Health Literacy:

Project SHINE ESL Health Units

In order to help ESL learners communicate with healthcare providers and learn more about staying healthy, SHINE created ESL health units which can be used by tutors and teachers.

Haven’t got time to participate in the LINCS Discussion Lists?  Check them out here at your “leisure” and on your own schedule.         

Held Topic Discussion List
September 19-23, 2011 The TEAL Project and Strategies for Research-Based Writing Instruction Reading and Writing
September 12-15, 2011 A Conversation about the GED 21st Century Initiative ™: Moving from GED® test to a career and college ready assessment system Assessment
September 7-9, 2011 Redesigning Service Delivery to Increase Persistence and Improve Learning Outcomes for Adults with Special Learning Needs Learning Disabilities
August 15-19 Using Video in Teaching and Staff Development -A two-part discussion hosted on the Professional Development and Technology Lists. Part II: Using Video with Adult Learners Technology and Distance Learning
July 25-29 Using Video in Teaching and Staff Development -A two-part discussion hosted on the Professional Development and Technology Lists. Part I: The Multi-Dimensions of Staff Development—Using Videos for Instructor PD Adult Literacy Professional Development
June 20-24 Teacher Certification and Credentialing in Adult Education Adult Literacy Professional Development
June 13-20 Evaluating and Measuring Health Literacy – Follow-Up Health Literacy
June 6-10 Assignment Reading: Opening Doors for Students with Dyslexia or Reading Disabilities Learning Disabilities
May 31 – June 6 Transitioning Language Minority Adults to Work and Training Adult English Language Acquisition
May 16-20 Breaking Through: Helping Lower-Skilled Adults Succeed in College and Careers Workforce Competitiveness
May 2 – 6 Understanding Adult Literacy Growth With Various Measures and Time Scales Reading and Writing Skills
April 25 Sharing our Health Literacy Action Plan Stories Health Literacy
April 4 – 8 Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs—Oh my!—A Follow Up Discussion of Using Social Media in Teaching and Professional Development Professional Development
March 28 – April 1 The Impact of Domestic Violence in Adult Education Diversity and Literacy
March 21 – 25 Number Sense in Adult Learners Math & Numeracy
February 28 – March 4 Exploring Three Online Tool Resources for Adult Educators: OTAN, MARTI, and the LINCS Technology Resource Collection Technology and Distance Learning
January 31 – February 4 Developing Academic Readiness Skills with Adult English Language Learners from the Beginning Adult English Language Acquisition
January 10 – 14 Dealing with Students’ Reactions to New Teaching Strategies Math & Numeracy

 And for those dated before 2011 go to the discussion resource page.   http://lincs.ed.gov/lincs/discussions/list_events.html