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1 Professional Development Resources ALEX Presented by: Nichole Dossett

2 ALEX This resource is provided via the internet, free of charge, from the Alabama Department of Education. This resource is provided via the internet, free of charge, from the Alabama Department of Education.

3 What’s Available? A personal workspace to find or create your own lesson plans. A personal workspace to find or create your own lesson plans. ALCOS content standards for K-12 subject areas including physical/health education, art, and career/technical. ALCOS content standards for K-12 subject areas including physical/health education, art, and career/technical. Web links related to ALCOS standards. Web links related to ALCOS standards. Teacher Zone (professional development/resources) Teacher Zone (professional development/resources) Teacher to Teacher (listserv and forums) Teacher to Teacher (listserv and forums)

4 ALEX The Alabama Learning Exchange has a Teacher Zone that provides numerous opportunities to expand your knowledge. The Alabama Learning Exchange has a Teacher Zone that provides numerous opportunities to expand your knowledge.

5 Teacher Zone Contents Professional Development Calendar Professional Development Calendar Technology tips and How-tos Technology tips and How-tos Lesson Plans Lesson Plans Links to resources Links to resources Professional Organization links Professional Organization links Free newsletters Free newsletters Grant opportunities Grant opportunities Teachers’ Help Desk Teachers’ Help Desk Research Research

6 Professional Development Calendar Research professional development opportunities in our area by date, grade, or topic. Research professional development opportunities in our area by date, grade, or topic.

7 Technology Tips and How-Tos Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Internet Internet Web Page Development Web Page Development Desktop Publishing Desktop Publishing Peripherals Peripherals Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Maintenance & Troubleshooting Maintenance & Troubleshooting Other Web Sites Other Web Sites

8 Lesson Plans Created by peers across the state. Created by peers across the state. Links to Marco Polo lesson plans. Links to Marco Polo lesson plans. Links to resources to assist with lesson planning. Links to resources to assist with lesson planning. Create your own lesson plan to share! Create your own lesson plan to share!

9 Professional Organizations AEA AEA ALA ALA ARA ARA IRA IRA NEA NEA NSTA NSTA AASA AASA

10 Newsletters ED Review ED Review K-12 E-Resources K-12 E-Resources TechLearning News TechLearning News MarcoGram: produced by MarcoPolo: Internet Content for the Classroom MarcoGram: produced by MarcoPolo: Internet Content for the Classroom EdNews EdNews

11 Grant Opportunities Technology in Education Essay Contest Technology in Education Essay Contest Computers for Learning Computers for Learning Coca-Cola Foundation Grants Coca-Cola Foundation Grants Toshiba's Grade 7-12 Grant Program Toshiba's Grade 7-12 Grant Program Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) Federal Grants Web Site Federal Grants Web Site

12 Teachers’ Help Desk Helpful Hints for Beginning Teachers Helpful Hints for Beginning Teachers 11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline 11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline TeachNet -- New Teachers On-Line TeachNet -- New Teachers On-Line

13 Research What does RESEARCH have to do with my classroom? What does RESEARCH have to do with my classroom? P-E-D-A-G-O-G-Y matters! P-E-D-A-G-O-G-Y matters!

14 Explore ALEX! Let’s visit the site and explore the resources to help us develop professionally! Let’s visit the site and explore the resources to help us develop professionally!

15 Resources Alabama Department of Education. Alabama Learning Exchange. Retrieved November 16, 2006 from the World Wide Web Alabama Department of Education. Alabama Learning Exchange. Retrieved November 16, 2006 from the World Wide Web


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