Saturday, December 11, 2010
Blog Post #13
The Alabama Learning Exchange provides educators, parents, and students with interactive educational information. ALEX is sponsored by the Alabama Department of Education, and the information is approved by the National Board of Certified Teachers. When you go to the website, www.alex.state.al.us, you can click on Courses of Study on the left side. Once in this section, you can select the material that you are interested in, you can open up sample lesson plans and interactive activities. There are graphs and other information for each lesson that you can download as well.
The ALEX site is very beneficial to new teachers. As a new teacher, this would be a good website to review to get ideas for lesson plans and classroom activities. This is also a good resource for parents who want to plan educational activities for their children.
ACCESS is a distance learning program for Alabama high school students. There are over 100 educators who participate in the ACCESS program. Students can take AP classes, remediation classes, and summer school classes. I had no idea that this program existed, and I think it provides a good opportunity for Alabama high school students to get ahead, get caught up, or simply explore additional educational opportunities.