As a part of Project APLUS, there is APLUS-Virsity. APLUS-Virsity is a first release set of professional learning training sessions that begin at the grant-designated campuses, then roll out to all schools in the partnership districts, and finally to all Texas districts and beyond. APLUS-Virsity then becomes what Beverly Irby (PI for APLUS) termed a MOOPL — a Massive Open Online Professional Learning course. Any teacher (or preservice teacher) or administrator who works with English learners and wishes to obtain cutting-edge information that is research-based should find APLUS-Virsity to be a great source for professional development.
These are sponsored by SEED grant (Supporting Effective Educator Development), U.S. Department of Education, Educational Leadership Research Center (ELRC) and the Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition (CRDLLA) at Texas A&M University. Partners for APLUS-Virsity will be the Educational Leadership Research Center at Texas A&M University and Citrix LogMeIn.
Sponsored by SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development), U.S. Department of Education