The RI Professional Development Center (PDCenter) delivers high-quality, research-based professional development and technical assistance to Rhode Island’s adult education programs and practitioners. Through its leadership and partnerships, the PDCenter seeks to support, enhance and promote the network of quality educational opportunities for RI’s adult learners.
RI Adult Education Practitioners will have the resources and support that they need to most effectively serve the adult learners in the state.
Since its inception, the PDCenter has been a collaborative effort between the following:
- Rl PD Council
- Rhode Island Department of Education, Office of Adult Education
- West Bay Collaborative
- The Governors Workforce Board
- Rhode Island Foundation
- United Way of Rhode Island
- Rhode Island College Foundation
- RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner
The PDCenter was established after a workgroup of practitioners, facilitated by Dr. Cassie Bryant, developed a System Model of Professional Development for Rhode Island adult education. This workgroup was one of many, facilitated by Judith Titzel, which contributed to the Building the Critical Links report of the Governor’s Adult Literacy Taskforce.