Saturday, November 7, 2009
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX) Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide (ACCESS)
So I flicked onto these sites not actually having much of a clue what they were about and was pleasantly surprised. First this is is a site that explains the qualifications and standards required of teachers who have the ability and desire to teach online distance courses in the public school system mainly at the middle and high school level .
click here if interested
Basically, the sites provide a way of pulling the resources together throughout the State of Alabama to give students access to brilliant teachers and classrooms wherever they are located. This means that children can fit school into there day or night from anywhere they need. This will allow children and parents to find a class that is tailored to the child's needs. Click HERE to go to the site and read more. Teachers, Administrators and parents can use the sites as a reference and have everything from lesson plans, grant applications, professional development instruction, podcasts, useful links, and searches.
Although it is not really mentioned, it is also a great way for people who believe technology is an extremely viable and valuable tool in the classroom. Local, State, and National groups are what is needed to move education into what is required and demanded for the youths of today. If you want to make a difference you have to unite and help the masses.
ACCESS While visiting the site, take the online survey and give yourself a voice in the education department of Alabama. Your Vote counts!