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Professional Development

The Minnesota Numeracy Initiative Overview and Design

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2011
The Minnesota Numeracy Initiative (MNI) was developed in response to the need for numeracy professional development in Minnesota.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

Policy to Improve Math Teaching and Learning in Adult Basic Education: A Perspective from Massachusetts

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2011
This paper is informed by adult numeracy development in Massachusetts--including what has worked and what has fallen short. The state has developed policy and invested in implementing Adult Basic...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

TIAN in Action: Teachers' Stories

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2010
The Teachers Investigating Adult Numeracy (TIAN) Project is a professional development program piloted and field-tested with Adult Basic Education teachers in six states across the country.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

Teaming Up for 21st Century Teaching and Learning: What Research and Practice Reveal about Professional Learning

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2010
This publication aims to shed light on the impact of professional learning communities from an integrative perspective, one that draws on each of important and likely symbiotic outcomes. The report...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers
K-12 Teachers

Certifying Adult Education Staff and Faculty

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2011
The paper provides a background on certification in adult education, outlines benefits of certification, and suggests next steps for improving teacher quality in adult education through...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers

An Environmental Scan of Adult Numeracy Professional Development Initiatives and Practices

2007

This environmental scan examines recent and current numeracy professional development initiatives in the United States and informs numeracy research and other initiatives at the state and federal...

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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

The Inclusion of Numeracy in Adult Education

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2002

Chapter 5 of NCSALL’s 2002 Review of Adult Learning and Literacy, “The Inclusion of Numeracy in Adult Basic Education,” provides a comprehensive view of the state of numeracy instruction in the...

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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

Professional Development for Experienced Teachers Working with Adult English Language Learners

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2010
This brief addressed topic of professional development for experienced teachers working in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom. 
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers
ESL Instructors

Research on Professional Development and Teacher Change: Implications for Adult Basic Education

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2007
In this resource, an emphasis on standards-based teaching and learning is examined as well as key factors that influence how teachers change through professional development. 
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Instructors
Curriculum Developers

Eight Smooth Steps: Solid Footwork Makes Evaluation of Staff Development Programs a Song

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2003
This article explores a step-by-step strategy for conducting an evaluation that can provide the evidence needed to make critical decisions about improving staff development programs for the benefit...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers

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