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Professional Development

Welcome to the KYAE Skills U professional development website! Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, Congress revitalized and transformed the public workforce system so that we have a stronger foundation to connect Americans of all walks of life into high-quality jobs and ensure that businesses have access to the skilled talent that will help grow their businesses. As we support WIOA’s vision, our mission in Kentucky is to promote student achievement by fostering educational excellence through quality professional development.

Research has shown that educator quality and instructional leadership are the most important factors in raising learner achievement. For adult educators to be as effective as possible, they must continually expand their knowledge and skills to implement the best educational practices. Through KYAE Skills U professional development, adult educators learn to help adult students learn at the highest levels.

Below you will find information that will support adult educators as they provide services to Kentuckians.

Professional Development information

2017-18 Professional Development Handbook and Access to Course Registration (7,379 K PDF)

Kentucky e-Learning Portal (CANVAS) Login



July 20, 2017: Registration is now open for 2017-18 Professional Development course offerings (245K PDF)

June 30, 2017: 2017-18 Professional Development Handbook ready for viewing and planning (311K PDF)

March 15, 2017: KYAE Skills U Lesson Bank Webinar video (6,530K MP4)

March 13, 2017: New KYAE Skills U Lesson Bank launches (120K PDF)

January 5, 2017: Submit lesson plan NOW for future opportunities! (166K PDF)


Forms and other information

2017-18 College Course Request for Approval Form (51K WORD)

2017-18 Conference Attendance Approval Form (189K WORD)

2017-18 Local Professional Development Request Approval Form (191K WORD)

2017-18 Professional Development Exemption Request Form (186K WORD)



Everything You Need to Know About the College and Career Prep Team (146K PDF)

KET Resources

-Unpacking Standards Video and Handouts
-Aligning Resources to Standards Video and Handouts
-Identifying Lead Standards
-Creating Units of Instruction