Adult Education’s Professional Development Facilitator (PDF) Project is a new initiative based on a delivery system that concentrates on local program need, state dissemination of products and information, and leadership development. Specifically, the PDF Project utilizes 30 local teachers around the state to assist in the development of local PD plans that target continuous program improvement and professional growth.
WIOA Title II (Adult Education and Family Literacy Act) allows up to 12.5 percent of the state adult education grant to be used for professional development. DWD policy requires teachers and instructional aides working nine or more hours per week in adult education to complete a minimum of one DWD adult education sponsored professional development initiative annually.
There are more than 850 full and part-time Indiana adult education teachers and paraprofessionals in Indiana’s network.
In addition to DWD state-sponsored PD opportunities, the following online opportunities are offered by LINCS.
- ELL Training will be offered soon. Details to come.
- LINCS https://lincs.ed.gov/state-resources