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Check out the South Dakota Adult Educator Credentials. You’re busy running your program and classroom. We understand! That’s why we have partnered with the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation to offer the South Dakota Adult Education Instructor Credential Program to help take the burden off of validating the quality of instructors and services.


Welcome to SDALL’s repository of teaching resources! Click on the button below to discover materials from previous Summer Summit and COABE Conferences, College and Career Readiness standards units, and our own Science for Success curriculum!

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Engaging Adult Students in an Online Learning Environment

July 29, 2020 | 10:15 AM - 11:15 am Presented by Andrew Cina from Cornerstones Career Learning Center Join us for a FREE webinar for teachers who are new to "Engaging Adult Students in an Online Learning Environment"
We will examine strategies to reach and motivate students, the impact of classroom morale, the importance of remembering our "Why" for teaching, and useful tips to rise above our current challenges. *A short Q & A session to follow.

Summer Summit 2020

This year's Summer Summit will take virtually July 7-July 9, 2020 due to the ongoing concerns related to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing.
We are offering a series of online preconference sessions in April, May, and June. Click on the link for Summer Summit 2020 for the most current details.
Summer Summit is being offered free to South Dakota adult education instructors and administrators.


Every year, SDALL recognizes excellence in the field of adult education in South Dakota and provides scholarship opportunities for members to further their own learning.


STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) is a comprehensive reading reform initiative for implementing evidence-based reading instruction for intermediate-level adult learners supported by South Dakota Adult Education. Contact the state professional development team for additional information about STAR and training opportunities.

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