ATLE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PLAN 2019-20
Strategy 1: Learning and technology professional development events will be communicated to Alberta K-12 stakeholders.
1.1 Post upcoming ATLE or ATLE partnered events, opportunities, and resources to the ATLE webpage, and Yammer.
1.2 Contribute information regarding ATLE or ATLE partnered events, opportunities, and resources as required to the monthly ATLE newsletter.
1.3 Combine the multiple ATLE twitter accounts into single ATLE account for use by the Conference, Board, and Prolearn. The @CONEDTECH account will be renamed as it currently has the most followers. Multiple individuals from each group will be given access to the account to post as needed. Hashtags can be used to differentiate the posts.
Strategy 2: Host online and in person events that enhance professional knowledge while also providing networking opportunities.
2.1 Offer a 3 day fall conference in Alberta to explore all aspects of educational technology for K-12 and postsecondary. The main conference is organized by the ATLE Conference Committee. The Prolearn Committee will organize a pre-conference event before the main conference. It will offer at least one activity in support of each ATLE pillar.
2.2 Host a 2 day spring symposium in Edmonton to offer professional learning and networking opportunities in the area of learning and technology. One of the days will be an unconference format organized by the Prolearn Committee. The other day will be a traditional symposium format organized by a Board appointed planning committee.
2.3. Each ATLE zone representative will organize at least one event of some type for ATLE members in their zone. If appropriate for the event allow members outside the geographic region to connect remotely.
2.4 Create partnerships with the business community to offer regional professional development events. If appropriate for the event allow members outside the geographic region to connect remotely.
2.5 Appoint a board approved Podcast Coordinator to create an ATLE podcast that could include:
- Round table conversations on relevant topics
- Interviews with key stakeholders
- Information about ATLE activities
Strategy 3: Use available funds to share research and innovation in the use of technology for learning.
3.1 Develop a grant with the goal of sharing learning and technology research and innovation. ATLE members will be able to apply to access funds for specific projects on the condition their findings will be shared with ATLE membership. It can be shared through a webinar or at an ATLE event. $6000 will be made available for the grant out of the Prolearn Committee budget.
3.2 Share findings of 2018-19 grant with ATLE members.