Distance Learning and Technology Integration Institute:

The Distance Learning & Technology Integration PD Institute provides evidence-based professional development for distance learning (DL), digital literacy, and the integration of educational technology.  The focus of the Institute is to help educators utilize and apply technology tools, techniques and processes for facilitating learning and assessment as well as support teaching practices to improve learning outcomes.

Resources Listing below

Texas Adult Education and Literacy Distance Learning

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Tech and Tell Webinars

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Andragogy and Technology: Integrating Adult Learning Theory as we Teach with Technology. Fidishun, Dolores (2002)

Advanced Methods in Distance Education: Applications and Practices for Educators, Administrators and Learners. Dooley, Kim E. and Lindner, James R. and Dooley, Larry M. (2005)

Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction , Updated Edition.  Conrad, Rita-Marie and Donaldson, J. Ana (2011)

Continuing to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction. Conrad, Rita-Marie and Donaldson, J. Ana (2012)

Instructional Technology and Media for Learning , Tenth Edition. Smaldino, Sharon E. and Lowther, Deborah L. and Russell, James D. (2012)


Resource for all Open Education Resource that is searchable by keyword, subject matter content, and education level. [here]

Great resource for both staff and students to improve digital literacy skills. [here]

Resource for learning basic coding skills, an essential 21st-22nd Century Skill. [here]

Free courses (or paid for a verified certificate) that include teacher education, technology integration, and distance education. [here]

Free courses from MIT that include courses on teacher education, technology integration, and distance education / instructional design. [here]

Resources for strengthening science, technology, engineering and math instructional content and practice in adult education. [here]

Demonstrations of technology tools that will help you keep your classroom organized, your students engaged and your tech skills up to date. [here]

Distance Learning Curriculum List

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K-12 Blueprint

Tools and resources to drive your technology initiatives

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Community & Portal Info below

Join other instructors and AEL leaders in a COP; Discuss, ask questions, network with colleagues, etc.

New in the Portal

NEW Online Curriculum in the PD PORTAL: Distance Learning Academy Part 1: Nuts and Bolts!

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Trainings Info below

March 10, 2017: 2nd Annual TRAIN PD Distance Learning & Technology Symposium.

Mark your calendars now for this exciting one-day event in San Antonio!

Participant Registration | Exhibitor Registration

February 2-4, 2017: TALAE 2017 Conference. The annual conference of Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education will feature breakout session strands modeled on the PD Institute topics utilized by TRAIN PD @ TCALL. For more information as plans develop, watch the TALAE Website.

Go to TCALL's Tech & Tell Facebook Group