Are you interested in designing a course for us? Submit your course proposal and teaching qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org following the guidelines below. You will be eligible for a financial award if your course is chosen.
All PLA courses are presented completely online and do not require books or any other purchased materials. Class content should be divided into 6 assignments. Each assignment requires a one-page response to demonstrate that the student completed the learning assignments. Every PLA course is eligible for 2.0 CEUs, 1 OSL, or 15 SEMIs (20 hours of learning). We suggest timing your course by how long you estimate it would take the slowest learner to complete.
All 6 assignments totaled must equal 1200 minutes (20 hours). This is
demonstrated by the following:
spend two hours searching for ways to incorporate physical activity in your classroom.)
Each assignment requires a response estimated to take the student 60 minutes. Please use this estimate when calculating the timing of your course. Response prompts should be open-ended questions that allow students to demonstrate that they completed the learning assignment (Example: Based on the included resources, what key strategies will you incorporate into your classroom instruction? How will these strategies impact your teaching? What additional strategies did you learn from this week’s video?). These responses are read by a Professional Learning staff member and graded as Pass or Fail. Failing responses are returned to the student, and they are allowed to re-submit.
All classes are structured around the same syllabus. The following information is presented to students at the beginning of every course concerning responses:
All assigned learning experiences require you to submit a response. Responses should be:
At the end of the course, an evaluation is required that is estimated at 20 minutes. We provide the evaluation.
All courses are instructed and graded as pass/fail by the Office of Professional Learning.The strongest courses provide updated and diverse resources for participants to review and action items they can immediately use in their classrooms