ACSA Online Learning Center debuts with three new PD courses
August 10, 2020
ACSA is pleased to announce the ACSA Online Learning Center, an exciting new destination for webinars, on-demand courses, learning pathways and more.    Find relevant professional learning topics and job-specific courses that will add to your knowledge and help you advance in your career. Many courses can be completed on your time — so you can access professional development whenever you need it. The ACSA Online Learning Center is also home to ACSA Academies.   Be one of the first to experience this new online platform by registering for one of these courses: 
Leading Edge Flex certification  
ACSA has partnered with Riverside County of Education to offer Leading Edge Flex Certification, a self-guided online professional learning experience designed to help educators build digital skills to be 21st century leaders.   Leading Edge Certification is a national certification program in educational technology and curriculum innovation that offers professional learning backed by an alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies.  Through the Leading Edge online, personalized learning platform, participants choose from activities within Leading Edge missions to earn their certification. Each mission has been designed and developed with the educator in mind, effectively balancing technology integration, appropriate tools, and useful resources.  Activities are short and incremental, allowing learners to experience bite-sized learning and choice. Participants have a full year to complete their certification online.  Choose from three elective pathways:   Administrators — Build the digital skills to work effectively and efficiently to model instructional and learning strategies for students and staff. The Leading Edge Administrator pathway focuses on site, district and regional administrators and how to effectively utilize technology tools, resources and innovative solutions to advance student achievement, foster educator productivity and extend learning opportunities for all.  Professional learning leaders — Sharpen your skills and infuse your professional learning with technology to enhance your practices, engage students and model the differentiation and personalization possible in today’s educational environments. The Professional Learning Leader pathway focuses on those who provide professional development to educators across all curricular areas. Explore, discover and grow as a leading educator.  Digital educators — Equip your teachers with modern skills and a fresh approach with Leading Edge Flex Digital Educator. Accelerate learning and discover ways in which to effectively facilitate online and blended courses, encourage personalized learning for students and support positive classroom management, all in one place. Share alternatives with students to think critically, communicate, collaborate, and create with technology-rich learning.  Learners will submit evidence of their achievements to earn badges in one, two, or all three of these pathways.  Cost: $250   Where: 

Leading Across Difference Webinar Series 
If you missed the first in this three-part webinar series, do not fret. There are still two more chances to join Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard’s foundational study of the roots of anti-blackness, whiteness and racial bias.  “Leading Across Difference Webinar Series” will help you learn how to disrupt racial bias and be a more inclusive leader this year with Dr. Ard, an educator and administrator with over 28 years of experience preparing youth and adults to lead and manage educational spaces.  Currently, Dr. Ard is the Executive Director, People & Leadership Development with the Alameda County Office of Education.  In session two on Aug. 13, participants will: build awareness of historical and social foundations of structural racism and anti-blackness in America; learn to identify current impacts of structural racism on interpersonal communication and behavior; and develop leadership skills using an anti-racist lens.    In session three on Aug. 20, participants will: build understanding of privilege within leadership; and share anti-racist first steps.    When: 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 13 and 20  Cost: $35 (ACSA members) for each webinar  Where:

CORE Online Elementary Reading Academy 
CORE’s Online Elementary Reading Academy takes the best of CORE’s Teaching Reading Sourcebook, and Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, and packages that content into an online, asynchronous, seven-module professional development course that can be completed at your own pace over seven to 12 weeks.  Using these textbooks as a foundation, the Online Elementary Reading Academy teaches about reading assessment and the five essential components of reading instruction as well as offers clear and explicit teaching models so educators can help all students, including English learners and those with word-reading difficulties such as dyslexia, grow to be strong readers.  ACSA Members receive $25 off their registration with the promo code: ACSA2020.  When: New courses start Aug. 20, Sept. 17 & Oct. 22  Cost: $500 (includes $150 in materials)  Where:
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