Electives (2019-2020)

If you did not complete your elective requirements before COVID-19 protocols forced us to cancel our remaining face-to-face options, you still have a few opportunities to complete professional learning requirements by the end of Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

Option 1

Google Educator Certification


Google Educator certification is done completely on your own. You will need to register using either your personal Google account or the “alternate professional email” you use for your PLC work. If you plan to use Google certification as your PL elective option, you would complete the training and test (it costs $10, not payable by KYSU), and then send a copy of your certificate/badge/notice of completion and success to Leta Martin (la.martin@moreheadstate.edu) for professional learning EXEMPTION.


The Teacher Center link above has lots of great training and application of what you learn. Some of it (maybe a large portion since we’ve been using Google so much in our own PL work) you will already be familiar with, but it’s great practice for the test at the end. Do NOT neglect the unit reviews because some of those questions are on the certification exam.

Option 2

3/3 Self-Directed Learning Project

You can earn six (6) hours of professional learning through a self-directed learning project by logging 3 hours of attendance at the MM/WW sessions (outlined below) and implementing what you’ve learned by creating a product. To participate in this option, CREATE A COPY of the document in the link above and share your completed learning plan with Leta Martin (la.martin@moreheadstate.edu) by May 1, 2020.

KYSU Webinar Series

KY Skills U will be hosting weekly 30-minute webinars to target distance learning and instructional strategies to use in this time of remote instruction. Microlearning Monday (MM) sessions, presenting strategies and tools that KY adult educators are using across the state, will be followed by Workshop Wednesday (WW) sessions, designed as a “sandbox” in which to practice those new tools. Zoom links to each session can be found in your PLC Google Classroom or in the Distance Learning Hub. Contact anyone on the CCP Team for more information.

Microlearning Monday (MM) Sessions

All sessions start at 12:00 pm EST

March 30, 2020  —  Using Zoom for Instruction

April 6, 2020  —  Staying Connected: Top Tools and Practices


April 13, 2020 —  Teaching Math Online

April 20, 2020  —  Teaching RLA Online

April 27, 2020  —  Coaching Online Learners

May 4, 2020  —  Teaching ESL Online

May 11, 2020 — What’s Working (Showcases from the Field)

May 18, 2020 — Distance Learning Documentation & Compliance

June 1, 2020 — Staying Connected with Microsoft Teams

June 8, 2020 — Getting the Most from Apps on Your Smartphone

Workshop Wednesday (WW) Sessions

All sessions start at 12:00 pm EST

April 1, 2020  —  Zoom for Instruction: annotations, chat, settings

April 8, 2020  —  Staying Connected: Screencastify, images, contacting students

April 15, 2020 —  Teaching Math Online

April 22, 2020  —  Teaching RLA Online

April 29, 2020  —  Coaching Online Learners

May 6, 2020  —  Teaching ESL Online

May 13, 2020 — What’s Working (More Showcases from the Field)

May 20, 2020 — Distance Learning Documentation

June 1, 2020 — Staying Connected with Microsoft Teams

June 10, 2020 — Getting the Most from Apps on Your Smartphone (Kahoot)

Course Dates

Course Name and Canvas Link

Course Description


7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020

CASAS Implementation Training

(3 hours, online)  The CASAS Implementation Training (CASAS IT), or “CASAS 101,” provides a basic understanding of the CASAS system. Participants learn how to administer CASAS appraisals and pre- and post- tests, interpret test results, and use curriculum support materials to enhance instruction and workforce readiness. Each unit offers a self-test to confirm understanding. A certificate of completion is generated at the conclusion of this training. Each person involved in CASAS testing must complete this training prior to ordering and administering most CASAS multiple-choice tests. Participants must also register at CASAS.org to complete the training. Additional details can be found on page 15 of the PL Handbook.


Upon completion of the course, participants should send a copy of the completion certificate to Leta Martin (la.martin@moreheadstate.edu) to receive PL credit.


Technical Support: Leta Martin