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Professional Learning

Welcome to the Kentucky Skills U professional learning 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 learning.

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 KY Skills U professional learning, 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.


College and Career Prep Team Service Structure

Everything You Need to Know about the College & Career Prep Team (167K PDF)

College and Career Prep Contact Directory (283K PDF)


Instructional Framework Series

Instructional Technology Framework (573K PDF)

Mathematics Framework (1,228K PDF)

Reasoning Through Language Arts Framework (946K PDF)

Student Persistence/Retention Framework (4,817K PDF)


Instructional Framework Videos

2018-19 Professional Learning Handbook and Associated Resources

KY Skills U Professional Learning Handbook (3,103K PDF)

Professional Learning Community Canvas Course Registration (73K WORD)

Kentucky e-Learning Portal (CANVAS) Login

Using Canvas Tip Sheet (67K PDF)

Conference Attendance Approval Form (189K WORD)

Professional Learning Exemption Request Form (186K WORD)


Professional Learning Communities Guide

2018-19 WIB-Based PLC Rollout Schedule (340K PDF)



The launch of the new professional learning initiative for directors and assistant directors will be held on August 23-24, 2018 at Fairfield Inn, Frankfort. If you have questions, contact Sharon Johnston at 502-892-3029 or



TABE 11-12 Transition Tool Kit with 2018 Map

KET Resources

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