The Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers (AALPD) is a national group for professional developers in adult literacy. An affiliate of COABE(Coalition on Adult Basic Education), AALPD serves as a strand partner for the annual COABE conferences and offers a pre-conference and other professional development events.
Learn about the AALPD Priorities that guide AALPD and read the AALPD Issue Papers that detail AALPD’s positions on professional development issues. Identify ways you can become involved.
The purposes of AALPD are:
To build a network of professional developers to share information and communicate fresh ideas and promising practices,
To provide professional development for professional developers based on their needs and interest,
To contribute the voice of the field to shaping policy initiatives.
The Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers acts on issues that impact professional development. The AALPD’s Recommended Policies to Support Professional Development for Adult Education Professionals are sixteen policy statements that support the participation of adult basic education, adult ESOL, and adult secondary education practitioners (including paraprofessionals and adult learner leaders who are staff members) in professional development to help them be effective in their roles. These recommended policies are the foundation for AALPD’s subsequent advocacy work and positions on issues.