FLEX Professional Development

  • Summary

    The ASD CTE department recognizes that CTE teachers are often forced to choose between pedagogical training or technical training, but rarely have the opportunity to bring the two together. The FLEX across Alaska project, supported by a Perkins grant through the Alaska DEED, will provide teachers with choice in learning through personalized industry training, externships or technical training that will be combined with pedagogical modules, which focus on best practices in online/blended learning and planning through the Learning Management System, Canvas. The course will be offered statewide,providing all school districts with the opportunity to provide tailored professional development to their CTE teachers.

     

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    Course Outcomes:

    The goal of the FLEX across Alaska course is to provide teachers with the opportunity to develop a usable Canvas module that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. Whether teaching face-to-face, blended or online, the Canvas module is a digital tool that
    improves classroom management and function by creating an engaging structure and flexible learning space.

    Course Requirements

    • Compete Online Pedagogy class on best practices for designing eLearning modules (15
      hours) 
    • Completion of technical training or externship (minimum of 30 hours) aligned to
      individualized teacher goals
      •  Training Logs must be submitted to verify hours
    • Develop a Canvas Module to implement in the classroom and share to the CTE
      community (up to 80 hours)
      • Learning Objectives & Content
      • Application of Learning (project, etc)
      • Reflection of Learning (discussion, etc)
      • Assessment of Learning (project rubric, etc)
      • Reflections and Final Paper (10 hours)

     

    This project will provide up to 100 Alaska teachers with three (3) 500 Level Professional
    Development Credits through the University of Alaska Anchorage. The ASD CTE department
    requests that up to 40 of those seats be reserved for its instructors, while the remaining 60 seats
    are offered to teachers across the state.