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Colorado Adult Education Professional Development System


Adult basic education teachers are instrumental in helping students achieve their goals.The Colorado Adult Education Professional Development System was designed to inform, prepare, and support both new and experienced adult educators.

Professional Development System Documents


  • Annual PD Action Plan (Word) | (PDF)
    The PD Action Plan is a template for instructors to map out their PD options for the year.


Making the Shifts...2014 and Beyond

Making the Shifts was a professional development opportunity - held in 2013 - for Colorado’s ABE/ASE teachers to assist in the preparation for the new GED® Tests released in January 2014. The content under this page is dated, but still may have relevance to current instructors.

New Teacher Orientation

The New Teacher Orientation is intended as guidance for program directors who have or are in the process of developing a local orientation for new instructors. NTO features a checklist of considerations when onboarding new instructors.

New Teacher Profiles

New Teacher Profiles are an extension of the New Teacher Orientation. The profiles categorize new instructors into three categories based on experience teaching adults and familiarity with AEFLA-funded programs. The document is intended to lay out an initial course of professional development for new teachers.

PD Monthly Advisor and Planner (MAP)

PD Maps are collections of research, articles, and resources around a monthly topic theme. These archived materials can be great resources for any instructor looking for resources or new ideas.

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