[Technology 1299] Professional Development Needs Assessment

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Mariann Fedele MariannF at lacnyc.org
Fri Sep 28 09:26:34 EDT 2007

Hello Tech list colleagues,

The announcement below is from the National Institute for Literacy. You
are encouraged to take the survey and weigh-in on the type of
professional development that will be offered through NIFL's Regional
Resource Centers.

All the best,

Mariann Fedele
NYC Regional Adult Education Network
Literacy Assistance Center
NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
mariannf at lacnyc.org


Adult education teachers and administrators: Have you taken the time to
complete the National Institute for Literacy's online professional
development survey? If not, there is still time to express your =20
opinion and
share your thoughts to help influence decisions that are being made
nationally on professional development.

The National Institute for Literacy is conducting a survey on the
professional development needs of adult education practitioners =20
across the
country. We need your help to gather information that reflects your own
needs in the area of professional development as well as how you think
professional development should be offered. We are asking for only =20
minutes of your time. Follow this link to take the survey at


The online survey is available until November 9, 2007.

Information collected from the professional development needs survey =20
will be
used by the Institute and the LINCS Regional Resource Centers to 1) =20
give us
insights on how Institute-produced materials and training can be
disseminated and 2) identify areas where the Institute might want to =20
additional materials and trainings. The Regional Resource Centers =20
will use
the data to develop a regional dissemination plan that will include =20
how to
best disseminate and present Institute-sponsored resources and =20
training in
partnership with the state organizations.

The National Institute for Literacy, a federal agency, provides =20
on literacy issues, including the improvement of reading instruction for
children, youth, and adults. In consultation with the U.S. =20
Departments of
Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, the Institute serves
as a
national resource on current, comprehensive literacy research, =20
practice, and

The National Institute for Literacy is committed to the dissemination of
high-quality resources to help practitioners use evidence-based
instructional practices that improve outcomes in adult learners' =20
skills. LINCS is the backbone of the Institute's dissemination system,
providing information on a wide variety of literacy relevant topics, =20
and resources through regional resource centers, collections of =20
and discussion lists. For more information about the National =20
Institute for
Literacy and LINCS visit http://www.nifl.gov