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:
The 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.
This chapter provides teachers with ways to set up a language rich experience in the classroom for deep understanding of word meanings.
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.
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.
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.
And for those dated before 2011 go to the discussion resource page. http://lincs.ed.gov/lincs/discussions/list_events.html