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1 Career Technical Conference 2007 Alabamas Web Portal Setting the Standard for Teaching, Leading, & Learning

2 Career Technical Conference 2007 Classroom Resources Quality for every facet of learning…..

3 Career Technical Conference 2007 Quality for every facet of learning….. Who are you?

4 Career Technical Conference 2007 Thinkfinity Content Partners

5 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX Lesson Plans Curriculum Core Standard 1: Explain the impact of technological advancement on a variety of areas. Technology and Health Care – A Healthy Partnership Charlotte Heatherly, Cullman County

6 Career Technical Conference 2007 Lesson Examples Using ALEX Website Resources Curriculum Core Standard 4: Demonstrate skills for managing finances. Thinkfinity – EconEdLink

7 Career Technical Conference 2007 Lesson Examples Using ALEX Website Resources Career Technologies Standard 1: Compare a variety of careers available in the technology area being studied. Thinkfinity – EconEdLink – Wages and Me

8 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX Website Resources Thinkfinity – ScienceNet Links The Fish Trade Agriscience Education/Aquaculture

9 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX Website Resources Thinkfinity – ScienceNet Links The Fish Trade Who Eats Fish? Agriscience Education/Aquaculture

10 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX Website Resources Standard 13: Relate the uses of computer applications to business and marketing. Business/Marketing RED: Expediting GREEN: Communicating BLUE: Planning YELLOW: Administrating What Will I Do With My Life? Joan Greene, Shelby County

11 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX Website Resources Standard 27: Recognize factors that influence buying. Family and Consumer Sciences Education Thinkfinity – EconEdLink Believe It or Not?

12 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX Website Resources Health Science Thinkfinity – Science NetLinks Systems of the Human Body Grades 3 – 5

13 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX Website Resources Technical Education Introduction to Carpentry Thinkfinity – EDSITEment Skyscraper

14 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX Website Resources Career/Technical Cooperative Education Program Thinkfinity – Illumination Jobs for Kids Who Like Math

15 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX Website Resources Thinkfinity – ScienceNet Links 4H Virtual Farm Agriscience Education/ Pre-Agriscience Standard 5: Describe the results of an abundant, inexpensive, and safe food supply produced by United States' farmers for the American population.

16 Career Technical Conference 2007 Quality for every facet of learning….. ALL NEW!!!

17 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX Features Free Searchable Courses of Study & New Search All Feature Lesson Plans Aligned to Courses of Study New Listservs Student and Teacher Activities Web Links Personal Workspace More… Lesson Plan/Activity Sources Thinkfinity Thinkfinity Alabama Teachers Alabama Teachers NASA NASA

18 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX New Features New Design Webpage for Every Teacher New, Free ALEX and Thinkfinity Training Program for Each District Training meets most of the newly required Teacher Technology Professional Development Standards Over 38,000 state Course of Study alignments to award-winning Thinkfinity and Alabama teacher-developed resources

19 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX New Features Digitized, Printable Alabama Courses of Study & New Search All feature for ALEX Coming…Flagged Courses of Study indicating when standards are introduced, reinforced, and mastered, etc. Coming…More Interactives all aligned to Alabama Courses of Study for: Hard to Teach/Learn Standards, & Typical Achievement Gap Areas Coming…Specially Designed Resources for: ELL, Special Education, Leadership Development, Schools/Districts in School Improvement

20 Career Technical Conference 2007 A Webpage for Every Teacher

21 Career Technical Conference 2007 Through Courses of Study, teachers access digitized, printable Alabama Courses of Study with over 38,000 aligned Thinkfinity and Alabama Teacher-developed resources for all K-12 subject areas.

22 Career Technical Conference 2007 Web Links quickly connect students, teachers, parents, and administrators to exemplary, high-quality resources that ignite learning at all levels.

23 Career Technical Conference 2007 Visit the Lesson Plan section to find panel- reviewed, best practices new ideas and inspirations!

24 Career Technical Conference 2007 Teachers Search all of ALEX to find Course of Study Standards that are Frequently Tested, Hard to Teach/ Learn, and typical Achievement Gap Areas aligned to exciting learning resources selected by a panel of National Board Certified Teachers.

25 Career Technical Conference 2007 Teachers create teacher web pages*, create, find and save lesson plans in their Personal Workspace. *For districts selecting this option.

26 Career Technical Conference 2007 In Professional Learning, educators can visit new Alabama Department of Education section web sites for rich instructional tools and professional development opportunities.

27 Career Technical Conference 2007 Learn all about Alabamas ACCESS Distance Learning program.

28 Career Technical Conference 2007 Digitized, Printable Alabama Courses Study Flagged for Highly Tested Items, Hard to Teach/Learn Standards, & Typical Achievement Gap Areas 1.ARMT, AHSGE, Direct Assessment of Writing 2.Hard to Teach/Learn 3.Typical Achievement Gaps 4.When standards are Introduced, Reinforced, and Mastered… coming. Graphics Depict the Tagging of Critical COS Standards

29 Career Technical Conference 2007 Teachers – 10 Administrators – 7 Based on ISTE standards Statewide implementation: September 2006 Consolidated Review Technology Professional Development Standards

30 Career Technical Conference 2007 Using ALEX to Meet Student Technology Standards Technology Course of Study (New…coming) Links to lesson plans & web resources listed beside each objective for Technology Course of Study (and other areas, too) All are national standards based - not just "Joe's School of Thought" located down the street Teachers like the ease of use of these lessons & resources - easy to locate All curriculum areas are available

31 Career Technical Conference 2007 Using ALEX to Meet Administrator Technology Standards New Standards Implementation began this fall for Technology Excellent resources already available on Leadership Development page

32 Career Technical Conference 2007 Using ALEX to Meet Teacher Technology Standards Tutorials and Tech Tips are excellent resources for teachers using technology PEDOGAGY COUNTS, Teaching Activities and Curriculum Resources--good beginning sites to help teachers incorporate technology into curriculum more…

33 Career Technical Conference 2007 Using ALEX to Meet Teacher Technology Standards Links to professional organizations, AVL, Thinkfinity, and APTPlus are great for teachers to find nationally standards based resources that will correlate with the technology standards & COS Format for ALEX is similar to Thinkfinity and teachers are already using Thinkfinity more…

34 Career Technical Conference 2007 ALEX/Thinkfinity Training Teacher Technology Professional Development Standards

35 Career Technical Conference 2007 New, Free ALEX and Thinkfinity Training Program for Each District: Fall 2007 Trainers Now: Contact:

36 Career Technical Conference 2007 Q uality for every facet of learning…..

37 Career Technical Conference 2007 Thank You! ALEX wants… Career Technical Content Experts


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