Welcome to the Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers (AALPD) website. AALPD connects individuals across the country who provide professional development or training to practitioners who work in adult education and family literacy programs. We offer opportunities for networking and sharing to fulfill our mission of advancing professional learning in the field. Please review our latest opportunities below and explore our website. If you're not yet a member, be sure to sign up on our Membership page.
AALPD News and Updates
AALPD Sharing Session Engagement, Motivation, and Retention in Professional Development Thursday, December 7, 2023 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST Much of the success of professional development hinges on our ability to keep participants engaged, motivated, and invested. In a recent survey, our members shared that this can sometimes be a challenge. Join us for a sharing session where we will discuss these concerns and explore effective strategies around engaging participants in professional development, sustaining motivation, and supporting staff who find it difficult to fit professional learning into their schedule. Come ready to share challenges, strategies, and promising practices with your fellow professional developers!
Register for Our Full-Day Hybrid Pre-Conference Session at COABE 2024: Designing High-Quality Professional Learning at a Distance Sunday, March, 17, 2024 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM CT Join AALPD for a full-day COABE 2024 Pre-Conference session on delivering high-quality professional learning (PL) at a distance. Learn best practices for creating engaging online PL experiences, explore quality levels, and discover critical virtual learning tools. Gain insights from guest speakers representing multiple states who will discuss innovative approaches, creation processes, and strategies for overcoming budget and time limitations. Connect, share, and learn with peers from across the nation in this interactive workshop. Bring your burning questions!
We look forward to seeing our members and professional development colleagues at this session. You can attend the session in person or virtually.You do not need to register for the full COABE conference to register for Pre-Conference sessions.
Fall 2023 Edition of COABE Journal: Professional Development AALPD partnered with COABE to produce the Fall 2023 edition of COABE Journal focused on Professional Development for Adult Educators. Learn more about our partnership and this special edition of the journal with Olga Escamilla, Past Chair of AALPD, and COABE Journal Editor, Don Finn, below.