Illinois Professional Development Center, SIPDC, provides professional/staff
development services to enhance the effectiveness of those serving adult
learners. This site provides a sample of what is available through the
SIPDC, links to other resources and programs and an opportunity for you
to contact us with your needs and requests. The SIPDC offers services at
three levels: Support, Service and Staff Development.
The SIPDC is the support
system for adult basic education programs and literacy projects in the
southern third of Illinois. These 39 programs are under the auspices of
community colleges, public schools, superintendents of educational service
regions and department of corrections. Each program's curriculum consists
of one or more of the following:
The SIPDC provides assistance
in all areas related to programming; its development, design and implementation.
The SIPDC's role of support also extends to a variety of interagency groups,
with adult education/literacy members striving to serve mutual clients
more efficiently and effectively.
Adult basic education
Adult secondary education
Literacy (family, community
and workplace) projects
English as a Second Language.
The SIPDC maintains a lending
library (soon to be available online) in excess of 1000 items of current
resource materials for classroom and professional use including journals,
books, periodicals and audio-visual materials.
The main thrust of the SIPDC
is to increase awareness among adult educators of the need for professional
growth. Through the formation of Continuing Professional Development Learning
Communities opportunities will be provided for participants to experience
that growth and expand their vision. Another avenue to staff development
is through the newly initiated listserv, sipdc-forum. Subscribe to this
electronic mail discussion group to dialogue, share and seek answers. Check
the statewide event calendar for workshops, conferences and meetings that
support your professional development.
If you are interested in
learning more about SIPDC or any of its services, have questions or need
information contact Bevan Gibson,
Director, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center.