Cybersecurity resources and information for Indiana schools. 

Beginning June 7 we will be reading and discussing The Collaborative Classroom by Trevor Muir. You can purchase the book from Amazon or other online booksellers. Each week a reading assignment and discussion prompt will be shared in a module below. Click on the link to the forum, read the assigned section of the book, then join the discussion by posting a comment back to the forum prompt (by clicking on "Add a new discussion topic), reply to another participant's discussion, or both. The more you comment, the richer the discussion will be. You will earn 2 PGPs for each week that you participate in the discussion (by making at least one comment) and your PGP certificate will be displayed in the module.

Welcome to the Spring Digital Learning Book Study. We will be reading and discussing The Interactive Class: Using Technology to Make Learning More Relevant and Engaging in the Elementary Classroom by Joe and Kristin Merrill. You can purchase the book on Amazon or from your favorite online bookseller. Discussions will begin the week of February 22.

The Dyslexia Community of Practice Moodle is closed for maintenance through the end of 2022. Please check the Indiana Department of Education's Dyslexia website for the most up-to-date guidance for dyslexia programming. ;

Local education agencies looking to improve long-term student outcomes, accelerate educational progress, and close achievement gaps cannot afford to ignore the early years, as these gaps appear early and increase over time. Such gaps in social-emotional and academic readiness for kindergarten lead to gaps in literacy and math proficiency by third grade, which in turn lead to gaps in high school graduation rates and college and career-readiness. High quality early childhood services can effectively address these gaps (Jacobson, 2014). There are multiple benefits of high quality Pre-K to a variety of stakeholders. It benefits children, families, schools, and Indiana as a whole. Once considered a strategy to support working parents with child care needs, most states now view access to high-quality preschool programs as both a critical long-term economic investment in the future workforce and a precursor to school success.
This course will assist K-12 administrators in considering various aspects of high quality preschool expansion, from beginning the discussion in their school or district, to funding and managing a high quality preschool program.

Welcome to the Fall Digital Learning Book Study. Beginning September 21 we will be reading and discussing The Perfect Blend: A Practical Guide to Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences by Indiana educator Michele Eaton. The book can be purchased online from Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, or other booksellers.  

Welcome to the Summer Digital Learning Book Study. This June and July we will be reading and discussing Copyrighteous by Indiana educator Diana Gill. You can purchase the book on Amazon. Discussions will begin the week of June 8.

This Moodle is designed to provide professional awareness to all educators on the characteristics of dyslexia, intervention and accommodations for struggling readers including those who are exhibiting the characteristics of dyslexia. The Response to Intervention (RTI) process, and information on the three levels of screeners may be provided. There are periodic knowledge checks throughout. The enrollment key for this course is dyslexia2018.