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Community College and Workforce Development

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Adult Basic Skills Professional Development

Also see Adult Basic Skills Resources or return to the main web page for the Adult Basic Skills Program.

The HECC Office of Community Colleges ​and Workforce Developm​ent is committed to providing research-based professional develo​pment that will assist Oregon’s Adult Basic Skills (ABS) programs in meeting their educational and career development goals. Professional development for ABS faculty, staff, and administrators is 
available ​on a local, state, and national level.​

Our approach is evidence-based and centered on collaboration between the providers, the state, and other WIOA partners, with the goal of improving the quality of instruction and subsequent student outcomes within WIOA programs across the state.

Professional Development

Oregon's Adult Basic Skills Learning Standards are the Oregon Adult College and Career Readiness Standards (OACCRS) and the Oregon Adult English Language Proficiency Standards (OAELPS).​
​Foundational Trainings include the Orientation Module and the Adult Education Module. Self-study versions of both modules are below. Facilitated workshops are offered for the Orientation Module. Check the ABS Professional Development Calendar for dates and registration info.

​​​Facilitated trainings are offered throughout the program year. Self-study versions of the modules are available below. PLC activities related to the module topics are available in the "Professional Learning Communities" section.

Please note that the Language Arts modules are for both Language Arts and ESOL.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Standards-based Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are a requirement for ABS program directors/coordinators, instructors, and data professionals. Taking the Orientation module is a pre-requisite for participation in a standards-based PLC.​ 

Sample activities for PLCs have been provided below and will continue to be added on an ongoing basis.​

In PY22-23, there will be two Statewide PLCs offered. For more information, contact​.

  • ​​Using CASAS Data to Inform Standards-based Instruction
  • Lesson Planning Using the Oregon ABS Learning Standards and TSTM​

Registration links for BE trainings are available in the Essential Teacher Trainings document and the Oregon ABS Professional Development Calendar.​ The updated documents reflect the addition of an evening option for the Virtual Learning Community.

​​PLC activities related to TSTM are available in the "Professional Learning Communities" section.

​A place for members across the state to engage with peers about adult education practices, resources, and topics.