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Teacher Effectiveness Online Courses

Teacher Effectiveness

Teacher Effectiveness courses are available in the LINCS Learning Portal for free!

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The following three courses complement the components of the suite of resources that support teacher effectiveness, especially the Adult Education Teacher Competencies and the Adult Education Teacher Induction Toolkit. Each online course is self-paced and tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and programs, especially mentors and beginning teachers. Courses are divided into multiple segments to allow for practice, reflection, and extended learning. 

Introduction to Teacher Effectiveness and Induction

This online course guides you through what the research tells us about teacher effectiveness. It provides an overview of the Adult Education Teacher Competencies, an introduction to teacher induction, and a summary of the Adult Education Teacher Induction Toolkit and its resources.

Principles of Learning for Instructional Design

This course examines principles and strategies addressed in the National Research Council’s Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation. This course supports teachers' understanding of the key principles underlying instructional design that promote learning and of strategies for applying those principles in their teaching. Participants observe these principles in action in adult education classrooms. For those in an induction program, the course should be taken during the Learning step of the Teacher Induction Pathway. The course takes approximately 3 to 3.5 hours to complete. A completion certificate is available. 

Motivating Adult Learners to Persist

This course examines additional principles and strategies addressed in the National Research Council’s Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation. This course supports teachers' understanding of strategies that motivate adult learners to persist including using and inspiring learners’ interests, building learners’ self-efficacy, using incentives and motivation, providing choice and autonomy, and using digital media to promote persistence. Teachers also receive guidance in making focused classroom observations of how these strategies are implemented. For those in an induction program, it should be taken during the Learning step of the Teacher Induction Pathway. The course takes approximately 3 to 3.5 hours to complete. A completion certificate is available.