Statewide Release

February-April Professional Learning Opportunities
Professional Learning for Adult Education & Family Literacy Staff

Below you will find a list of upcoming courses that are now available for enrollment in the PD Portal. For more information about any of these courses, please visit the  PD Portal, open the course catalog, and review the syllabus. If you are interested in enrolling in a course, please consult with your in-house professional development specialist (IHPDS) to determine if the course meets your professional learning goals.

  • Download the PD Portal User Guide which includes directions for logging in, viewing course descriptions, and enrolling.
  • Visit the PD Portal FAQ page for answers to questions about enrollment, navigating and completing courses, and tech support.
Reentry Training in April

Reentry Resources and Best Practices for Working With Offenders, at PaTTAN Pittsburgh

  • The face-to-face one-day training is on April 24, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Participants will need to complete pre-training activities and bring a laptop loaded with the virtual binder to the training.
  • The training is for adult education practitioners, and participants are highly encouraged to bring partners (parole, probation, workforce development partners, drug and alcohol, and other community programs). Team members will create an action plan to implement in their local area around reentry services.
  • Download the syllabus to view a description of the training. For more information and to enroll in the course, please contact Chrissie Klinger at cok5111@psu.edu.
Online Courses Beginning in March

Early Learning Accomplishment Profile (E-LAP) and Learning Accomplishment Profile - 3rd Edition (LAP-3) Assessment Implementation  - enroll within first seven days of March and complete by April 1.

ESL Basics: Second Language Acquisition and Principles of Second Language Teaching  - starts March 1, enroll by February 29.

Supporting Adult Learner Transition: The Role of the Student Support Coordinator  - starts March 2, enroll by March 2.

Student Support Coordinator Basics  - starts March 5, enroll by February 29.

Using and Scoring ACIRI  - course runs March 15 - April 15; enroll by March 22 to complete the course by April 15.

New! CCRS Observation and Aggregation of Data - starts March 23, enroll by March 9.
This course was designed for administrators, IHPDSs, and lead teachers who are well versed in the CCRS and key advances in math and ELA, and who want to improve overall CCRS alignment within their agencies.
Face-to-Face Courses in March

BEST Plus 2.0 Test Administrator Training, PaTTAN Harrisburg
  • Face-to face training on March 12, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., enroll by March 5.
  • Participants will need to bring a laptop with BEST Plus 2.0 loaded onto the laptop.

BEST Plus 2.0 Scoring Refresher, PaTTAN Harrisburg
  • Face-to face training on March 13, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., enroll by March 6.
  • Participants will need to bring their BEST Plus 2.0 Test Administrator Manual to the session.

´╗┐BEST Plus 2.0 Scoring Refresher, Literacy Pittsburgh
  • Face-to face training on March 27, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., enroll by March 20.
  • Participants will need to bring their BEST Plus 2.0 Test Administrator Manual to the session.
Online Courses Beginning in April

BEST Literacy Implementation Training  - starts April 1, enroll within first seven days of April and complete by April 30.

Contextualizing Instruction Using Career Goals and Local Labor Market Information  - starts April 3, enroll by March 30.

Using Labor Market Data Analysis for Program Planning - starts April 15, enroll by April 10.

eData Courses  - enroll by April 3.
  • Introduction to eData v2 for Adult Education - starts April 7.
  • Introduction to eData v2 for Family Literacy - starts April 14. Please note that participants who are new to the eData system should also register for Introduction to eData v2 for Adult Education.
Offered On-Demand

Introduction to the Foundation Skills Framework
Enroll anytime and have 30 days from the enrollment date to complete the course.

PA CASAS Training
Enroll anytime and have 45 days from the enrollment date to complete the course.
As you plan when to enroll in the course, please remember that a trained assessor will need to observe you administering three distinct CASAS tests within the 45-day course period.

PA TABE 11&12 Training
Enroll anytime and have 45 days from the enrollment date to complete the course.
As you plan when to enroll in the course, please remember that a trained assessor will need to observe you administering three distinct TABE 11&12 tests within the 45-day course period

Staff Induction Verification Course
New staff members who are participating in the staff induction process enroll in this course after they have completed the required activities.

Staff Induction Module Courses
This series of modules was designed for new agency staff members as part of a customizable on-boarding process. Existing staff may also choose to complete these modules at any time.

Tutor Training Module Courses
These modules cover the foundational skills needed by volunteers working in adult education programs. The eight modules serve as a component of volunteer tutor and classroom aide training and can be completed at any time.