LINCS Learning Portal
Create a LINCS account to access professional development courses in the LINCS Learning Portal.
LINCS has a number of self-paced online courses for adult education practitioners. These courses are available for use anytime, anywhere on the LINCS Learning Portal. We will be adding new courses periodically, so be sure to create a LINCS account to receive announcements on new professional development opportunities.
The Adult Career Pathways (ACP) courses are intended to help state and local adult education providers to deliver programs that help low-skilled adults succeed in postsecondary education and employment. Courses include:
Building Strategic Partnerships
Developing Effective Bridge Programs
Designing Contextualized Instruction
Integrating Career Counseling and Planning
Engaging Employers in Adult Career Pathways
English Language Learners
English Language Learner University (ELL-U) provides opportunities for teachers of adult English Language Learners to engage in learning activities that maximize student outcomes. These ELL-U courses consist of five on-demand, self-paced online learning modules tailored to meet the needs of educators working with ELLs. Courses include:
Second Language Acquisition
Teaching Emergent Readers
The Role of Culture
Principles of Second Language Teaching
Learning to Achieve helps teachers of adults with learning disabilities increase their effectiveness. Courses include:
Learning Disabilities and Accommodations
Learning Disabilities and English Language Learners
Learning Disabilities and Neuroscience
Professional’s Guide to Educating Adults
LINCS’ science courses help teachers use science in adult education classrooms. These courses introduce instructors to the importance of science education, curriculum planning, and the use of science in adults’ daily lives. Courses include:
Engaging Adult Learners in Science
Scientific Practices in Context: Curricular Planning and Lesson Development
Project-Based Science Instruction for Career Preparation
The Integrating Technology in the Adult Education Classroom course is designed for instructors who are at the beginner/intermediate level of knowledge of technology tools and technology integration in the classroom. This course examines the why, how, and what questions for integrating technology in the adult education classroom.
A series of five courses are available for adult educators who would like to learn more about teaching the essential components of reading. To register for the courses, please visit http://literacyworkslincs.learnerweb.org. Courses include:
Teaching Adults to Read: Alphabetics
Teaching Adults to Read: Fluency
Teaching Adults to Read: Vocabulary
Teaching Adults to Read: Comprehension
Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles
Research in the Classroom
The purpose of the Understanding and Applying Research in the Classroom: A Guide for Today's Educators course is to provide educators with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions that will positively affect their students. This course is based on the publication "What is Scientifically Based Research? Using Research and Reason in Education".