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Welcome to the Alabama Learning Exchange!

"Quality for Every Facet of Learning" is more than a slogan for a website.  It represents a commitment by the ALEX Team to provide only the best resources to meet the unique needs of teachers, administrators, parents, and students.

ALEX, a project of the Alabama Department of Education, is designed to index and share many types of educational materials and information through a time-saving, one-stop resource for educators, parents, and students.  The majority of these rich resources (lesson plans, Web links, and interactive activities) are located and connected to the Alabama Courses of Study by National Board Certified Teachers. By sharing the wealth of expertise and knowledge now available through ALEX, Alabama‘s best educators, and the youth of Alabama are poised to benefit from the best of the Web!

ALEX is a work in progress. It will continually improve and expand based upon your input. Communicate with other professionals through Listservs, find lesson plans and interactive resources connected to Course of Study standards, benefit from best practices in Professional Learning, and follow links to bring quality learning to your students - Alabama‘s finest!  

ALEX is made possible through generous resources shared by the Verizon Foundation, support from the Alabama Supercomputer Authority, funding through the office of Technology Initiatives, and the Federal Government (Enhancing Education Through Technology, Title II, Part D). 

Alabama Learning Exchange Executive Council

Shannon Parks, Alabama Department of Education
Stephanie Anne Baird, Alabama Department of education
Ellen Jones, Alabama Supercomputer Authority
Donna Fuller, Alabama Department of Education
Keith George, Alabama Department of Education
Richard Murphy, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Hailey Ridgeway, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Bree Keene, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Alabama Learning Exchange Steering Committee

Executive Council (see list above)

DaLee Chambers
Telena Madison
Patricia McSpadden
Nannette Pence
Meg Smith
Tony Thacker
Cyndi Townley
Chris Wilson

Alabama Learning Exchange Advisory Council

Executive Council (see list above)

Scott Anderson, NASA Digital Learning Network
Shelia Bennett, Troy University
Meg Brooke, Alabama Instructional Media Association
Suzanne Culbreth, Shelby County Schools
Kay Emfinger, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Lisa Hathcock, Alabama Instructional Media Association
Cheri Hayes, Alabama Department of Education
Mark McCrory, Autauga County Schools
Susan Nicely, St. Clair County Schools
Margaret Rice, The University of Alabama
Kathy Snyder, Hoover City Schools
Vickey Sullivan, Madison County Schools


ALEX Definition of Open Education Resources

Educational free digital, searchable resources (standards, lesson plans, games, activities, interactives, teaching strategies, videos, assessments, teaching tools, modules, information, etc.) that are freely available for use, reuse, adaptation, and sharing with the exception of digital hosting by for-profit entities, copyrighted materials, and in cases where the creator requests that their material is not hosted on another site.


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