Empowers learning communities in the use of Standards, Curriculum and Assessment.
Empowers communities in the innovative development and use of knowledge.
Empowers communities by customizing solutions that support the innovative development and use of knowledge.
The Aurora Learning Community Association (ALCA) story started with Oklahoma's only Technology Innovation Challenge grant funded through USDoE for $ 5.4 million.
Organizations ->Assessment PLC ->Administrators PLC ->OK Science Consortium ->APES Workspace K12 Communities ->Ada ->Alex ->Aline-Cleo ->Alva ->Amber-Pocasset ->Anadarko ->Ardmore ->Arnett ->Avant ->Barnard(Tulsa) ->Barnsdall ->Beggs ->Bethel ->Binger-Oney ->Bishop ->Blackwell ->Blanchard ->Boise City ->Bowring ->Bristow (Creek Cty) ->Brushy ->Buffalo ->Byng ->Caney Valley ->Canton ->Cashion ->Central MS (Bartlesville) ->Chattanooga ->Chickasha ->Chisholm ->Choctaw-Nicoma Park ->Chouteau-Mazie ->Cleveland ->Clinton ->Colbert ->Commerce ->Cottonwood ->Coweta ->Crescent ->Cushing ->Dale ->Davenport ->Deer Creek ->Drummond ->Dover ->Dustin ->Elgin ->El Reno ->Eldorado ->Enid ->Eugene Field(Tulsa) ->Fairview ->Fargo ->Fletcher ->Fort Gibson ->Fort Towson ->Fort Supply ->Frederick ->Freedom ->Frink-Chambers ->Frontier ->Gage ->Geary ->Geronimo ->Gore ->Grissom Elementary (Tulsa) ->Grove Public Schools (Delaware Cty) ->Guymon ->Harrah ->Haskell ->Haworth ->Heavener ->Henryetta ->Hilldale ->Hobart ->Holdenville ->Hollis ->Hominy ->Hooker ->Howe ->Hugo ->Hydro-Eakly ->Idabel ->Inola ->Jay ->K20 Center ->Kaw City ->Keystone ->Latta ->Laverne ->Lawton ->Lee(Tulsa) ->Leedey ->Liberty (Tulsa County) ->Lindsay ->Locust Grove ->Macomb ->Madill ->Marlow ->Marshall Elementary (Tulsa) ->Maysville ->McKinley(Tulsa) ->Miami ->Middleberg ->Millwood ->Minco ->Moore ->Morris ->Mounds ->Mountain View-Gotebo ->Muldrow ->Muskogee ->Newcastle ->Ninnekah ->Newkirk ->Noble ->Norman ->OCIC ->Okay ->Okeene ->Oktaha ->Osage Hills ->Owasso ->Pawhuska ->Perry ->Piedmont ->Ponca City Public Schools ->Pond Creek-Hunter ->Prague ->Prue ->Pryor ->Quapaw ->Quinton ->Remington ->Ringwood ->Rock Creek ->Roland ->Salina ->Sand Springs ->Santa Fe South ->Sasakwa ->Sapulpa ->Seiling ->Seminole ->Sequoyah Elementary ->Sharon-Mutual ->Shattuck ->Shawnee ->Shidler ->Silo ->Smithville ->South Coffeyville ->Springer ->Stidham ->Stonewall ->Tecumseh ->Temple ->Tishomingo ->Tonkawa ->Tupelo ->Turpin ->Valliant ->Vanoss ->Vian ->Vici ->Vinita ->Wagoner ->Waite Phillips(Tulsa) ->Watts ->Waukomis ->Weatherford ->Webbers Falls ->Welch ->Wellston ->Westville ->Wilson (Okmulgee Cty) ->Woodland ->Woodward ->Wyandotte ->Wynona
Using data driven processes, districts focus on standards, curriculum, and assessments.
Career Technology Centers
Learning and collaborating with online course delivery is provided by the ODCTE. Visit our sister community at
Pryor Public Schools
District-sponsored web site supports community outreach and teacher web sites.
Enid Public Schools
Enid PS supports their PLC activities and blended learning.
The Oklahoma Association for Academic Competition supports competitive team testing online.
Seven Steps Forward
ALCA members address:
1. Data – Analyze professional and learning data sets.
2. Standards – Identify standard vocabulary, practices, and learning goals.
3. Map – Unwrap essential standards for Standards Mapping.
4. Plan – Plan professional growth and student instruction.
5. Assessment – Select or develop planned assessment using rubrics, tests, forms, and portfolios.
6. Curriculum – Select or develop planned curriculum resources.
7. Process – Establish processes for supporting learning.
Novice Members can create resources within their private, virtual locker.
Scholar Members are highly involved in their education and learning. They can join courses, classes, or professional teams. Scholars may also align resources to standards.
Professional Members may use the Planner to create plans for instruction or resource use.
Professional Plus Membership
+ Members may enroll learners in their rooms. Learners then may participate in benchmark assessments, project or professional tasks, student assignments, or comprehensive e-learning.
Public or private schools, technology centers, higher education institutions, nonprofits, and even for-profits may establish an organization in ALCA.
Home organizations can establish their own learning standards, competencies, rooms, resources, and memberships. They also can have their own interface providing a unique "brand' for their organization. An example of a Home Organization is "Fairview Public Schools".
A Site (i.e., department, division, etc.) Organization may be associated with a Home Organization providing site-based management for site members. An example of a Site Organization is "Fairview High School".
Free administrators from having to manage and track their educators' participation. Afford anytime, anywhere PD for your staff.
Educators may access required PD online. Users are presented with a series of tasks to reinforcing concepts. District PD management system is now available.
Face to Face
Receive face-to-face professional development supporting your Professional Learning Community focusing on Standards, Curriculum, and Assessments, Call 580.227.1007
ALCA brings key resources to grant project initiatives.
Project Web Site
Establish a web presence for your project.
Content Development Tools
Develop 17 resources (e.g., tests, rubrics, web pages, video, files, curriculum) online.
Facilitates content development and communication online.
Collaborate with high quality evaluation teams.
Products, services, and cadre can be maintained and supported after the grant period.
Disseminate resources free or at cost to educators in multiple districts.
Establish a community dedicated to members focused on unique content and workflows.
Establish an Organization that supports a subgroup of community members.
Create a room within an organization to support a group of members accomplishing a common set of tasks.
Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests for grades 3-8 and the End-of-Instruction (EOI) secondary levels.
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills for public elementary and secondary schools.
ACT's EPAS® system provides a longitudinal, systematic approach to educational and career planning.
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment addresses the academic English language proficiency of students.
Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress (MPA) tests present students engaging, age-appropriate content.
Professional Development is essential in identifying and using Standards for learning, vocabulary, and practices. This is essential for learners to learn and professionals to have a common dialogue about professional growth.
Laying the Foundation
ALCA provides professional development in the data analysis possible in Comprehend Data. This introduction to Comprehend Data places an emphasis on data vocabulary and essential resources provided by one's State Department of Education.
Strengths & Weaknesses
This professional development guides an educator through identifying their students' strengths and weaknesses. It provides a highly focused direction for moving instruction forward.
Traditional Learning involves face-to-face instruction and learning.
Blended Learning blends face-to-face and online instruction and learning.
Electronic Learning provides online instruction and learning.