Component 2: Building Teacher Leaders

Wecome to APLUS Massive Open Online Professional Independent Individual Learning (MOOPILs).


Instructions for MOOPIL Enrollment:


  1. Click on this link to complete the required survey first.

  2. You enroll in MOOPILs by clicking on a MOOPIL "box" and following the directions.

  3. Begin with the first box entitled, APLUS Overview and Getting Started.

  4. Continue to enroll in your choice of MOOPILs by clicking on the desired MOOPIL "box".

  5. You will receive a TEA endorsed continued professional education certificate (CPE) for each MOOPIL you complete. 

  6. You determine the number of MOOPILs you complete.




Description of APLUS MOOPIL:

Our project aims to deliver research-based Virtual Professional Development (VPD) to 1,800 teacher leaders working with students learning in a second language and/or economically challenged.

Participants are strongly encouraged to complete 45 hours of VPD via 45 hours of Massive Open Online Professional Independent Individual Learning (MOOPILs). Each MOOPIL is made up of varied number of modules. It is estimated that each module can be completed in approximately an hour. Participants will receive a TEA micro-credential certificate upon completing each MOOPIL. 

Seventy randomized participants each year will participate in 18 Virtual Professional Learning Committees (VPLCs) with 35 of the 70 participants also receiving Virtual Mentoring & Coaching (VMC).

In addition, 33% of the participants will produce a MOOPIL related to improving instruction on high-needs campuses with diverse learners resulting in 600 MOOPILs being screened for usability and placed on the website under A-PLUS Virsity for future educators and school staff to use.


Direct questions to Dr. Sharon de Marin at