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Founded in 2003, the Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers (AALPD) is a national professional membership association for adult literacy and adult education professionals specializing in professional development.

The goals of AALPD are to:

  • Build a network of professional developers in the field of adult literacy/adult education to share information and resources, and communicate effective and innovative ideas and promising practices;

  • Provide professional development for professionals specializing in professional development based on their needs and interests;

  • Contribute to the voice of the field of adult literacy/education by advocating and shaping policy initiatives specific to professional development.

If you are in the field of adult education and literacy and are interested in professional development, please consider becoming a member of AALPD. 

Why should you become a member of AALPD?

  • Keep abreast of the latest professional development trends and issues affecting adult education and literacy.

  • Receive discounted registration for AALPD preconference sessions at national adult education conferences and other activities that specialize in professional development topics. (part of dues goes here)

  • Have access to an online repository of professional development resources as well as a registry of professional developers categorized by specialization.

  • Participate in an online community of practice dedicated to discussions pertaining to professional development issues in adult education and literacy.

  • Help build a strong voice of concerned practitioners committed to professional development in adult education and literacy.

  • Help shape AALPD’s strategic plan that will influence the organization’s future professional development priorities.

  • Participate free in quarterly online webinars presented by national professional development experts. (part of dues goes here)

  • Enjoy additional benefits as the organization grows and more benefits become available.

Becoming a member is easy.  All you need to do is complete the brief Membership Application and submit with your payment.  You will be notified of your membership and will immediately begin enjoying the benefits of being an AALPD member. 

Membership Fees:

  • Individual Membership          $15.00

  • Institutional Membership       $50.00

(allows for up to 5 members, a savings of up to $25)

For additional information about AALPD, visit www.aalpd.org or contact info@aalpd.org.


AALPD members communicate through two discussion lists:

Evidence-Based Professional Development Discussion List

The group is a community of practice for adult educators to discuss issues and evidence-based practices related to designing, implementing, and evaluating adult literacy professional development.  As a network of those working or interested in staff development, the group shares fresh ideas and promising practices; provides professional development for professional developers based on needs or interests; and contributes the voice of the field in shaping policy initiatives.

Topics include:

  • Teacher quality and effectiveness

  • Professional development systems

  • Approaches and methods

  • Factors that influence the effectiveness of professional development

  • Related policies

Become more informed, get involved, and be inspired! Share your knowledge with the Evidence-based Professional Development Group and help advance our field of practice.

TO JOIN THE EVIDENCE-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION LIST CLICK HERE

Questions about membership? Click here!