Courses offered March - May 2019

This PLU course is designed to provide elementary administrators and school leaders with the knowledge, skills and planning time needed to implement the Alabama Computer Science and Digital Literacy Standards in their classrooms, schools and districts in the 2019-2020 school year.

School leaders face unprecedented and unpredictable challenges[1]. Knowing how to act and react is difficult but there are actions that will help school leaders and their schools survive, even succeed and thrive, during uncertain times when direction and vision from traditional sources is lacking.  The purpose of this ACLD-approved PLU study is to help school leaders identify and replicate actions and mindsets of steady leadership that builds capacity and draws upon sources of motivation and encouragement to move the organization forward, especially in uncertain and challenging times.

In this professional study, school leaders will explore the many digital resources available from Alabama Public Television that support and enhance the curriculum. Resources that align with the Alabama State Courses of Study standards, the Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards (Common Core), and 21st Century learning skills will be demonstrated and participants will have hands-on opportunities to identify and review a variety of digital content appropriate for their schools' grade levels and subject areas. Participants will become competent users of digital resources and will demonstrate the ability to integrate resources into plans for using technology within the instructional program. A thorough knowledge of the databases and resources provided by APT will allow participants to guide other educators in their successful use across the curriculum. Information will be provided so that instructional leaders can share these resources with fellow educators and empower teachers to use technology to enrich learning for all students.

This PLU course is designed to provide secondary administrators and school leaders with the knowledge, skills and planning time needed to implement the Alabama Computer Science and Digital Literacy Standards in their classrooms, schools and districts in the 2019-2020 school year.