Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA) provides professional development opportunities to any and all educators in the State of Idaho. IDLA has over a decade of experience training Idaho teachers in best practices and research based teaching strategies for both online and blended programs. As a national leader in online and blended learning, our model focuses on best practices, pedagogy, content, and the application of technologies that support effective teaching. Professional development can be delivered in a traditional face-to-face setting, online classroom or blended format depending on the needs of the audience.
Courses are $45 per course and will be offered for Professional Development Credits through Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University, and University of Idaho.
Learn more about courses and register for sessions on the IDLA professional development portal!
Collaborative Counselor Training Initiative
In partnership with SREB, IDLA has been the Idaho provider of the Collaborative Counselor Training Initiative (CCTI) modules. CCTI is a series of professional development modules targeting counselors, administrators, and teachers. CCTI helps schools establish a college and career ready culture within their schools. Participants are also equipped with tools that can help them provide a higher quality level of academic advising to their students. Modules can be taken in any order and are available for professional development credit.
Code.org Trainings & Workshops
Launched in 2013, Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available to more schools. The vision is that every student in every school across Idaho should have the opportunity to learn computer science. The Idaho Technology Council (ITC), IDLA and code.org have partnered to offer Idaho schools the opportunity for K-12 teachers to receive training and access to content and curriculum at no cost to the school districts. IDLA has also arranged for professional development credit through three universities throughout Idaho.
Idaho Digital Learning Alliance is an Intel Teach Elements Affiliate
Intel Teach helps K–12 teachers of all subjects engage students with digital learning, including digital content, Web 2.0, social networking, and online tools and resources. Intel Teach professional development empowers teachers to integrate technology effectively into their existing curriculum, focusing on their students’ problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, which are precisely the skills required in the high tech, networked society in which we live. These courses will be offered entirely online via IDLA’s Learning Management System.