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New on the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) Learning Portal: Teacher Effectiveness Online Courses

Posted on 02/14/2017

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The LINCS Learning Portal has three Teacher Effectiveness courses. Each free, online course is self-paced and tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and programs, especially mentors and beginning teachers.



  • Introduction to Teacher Effectiveness and Induction is an overview of the Adult Education Teacher Competencies External link opens in new window or tab , an introduction to teacher induction, and a summary of the Adult Education Teacher Induction Toolkit External link opens in new window or tab and its resources.
  • Principles of Learning for Instructional Design course supports teachers’ understanding of the key principles underlying instructional design that promote learning and of strategies for applying those principles in their teaching. A completion certificate is available.
  • Motivating Adult Learners to Persist 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. A completion certificate is available.

Read more about all the resources External link opens in new window or tab developed by the Teacher Effectiveness federal initiative. Visit the Learning Portal External link opens in new window or tab to read about and sign up for courses available to you – anytime, anywhere. If you have not taken a course before, create a LINCS account to access the entire menu of courses.

Source: Literacy Information and Communication System, Teacher Effectiveness in Adult Education External link opens in new window or tab