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Adult Education Professional Development

CCRI develops, implements and evaluates professional development for Rhode Island Adult Education providers in collaboration with RIDE and the Rhode Island Tech Hub for Adult Education. The Program Director, housed in the Liston campus in Providence, organizes professional development opportunities for facilitators/instructors/tutors in ABE, ASE and ESL. 

AEPD@CCRI supports and improves the work of practitioners at RIDE-funded adult education programs. Six course categories:

  • English Language Arts: using reading and writing skills in all aspects of learning
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): mastering English language skills to unlock opportunities
  • I-BEST and Workplace Education: contextualizing skills for career pathways
  • Assessment: using valid and reliable evaluation to plan next steps
  • Student Engagement and Accessibility: program design to ensure accessibility and support persistence 
Date Event
March Registration - RI Adult Education Conference
April 23, online Designing a Career Navigator Program
Postponed Multi-level Math Classroom Strategies: Parallel Tasks
TBD - watch for updates RI Adult Education Conference - CCRI, Warwick, RI
June - watch for updates Motivational Interviewing (MI) Practitioners Group
August 16-19 COABE Conference - Baltimore, MD

AEPD@CCRI is the lead agency facilitating strong, collaborative, effective, high quality statewide professional development to improve instruction that results in changes to teacher practices and improvement in student learning outcomes. As part of Rhode Island’s commitment to cross-agency alignment of investments and activities, AEPD@CCRI coordinates with Tech HUB, who provides professional development responsive to the needs of local programs by cultivating communities of practice to support digital skills development among staff and technology integration into instruction. Together AEPD@CCRI and Tech HUB share local, regional and national professional learning opportunities through the new Rhode Island Adult Education website.

Contact Joan Ford, Program Director, at:



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