2024 GEMS-U Online Course

Now accepting applications for the 2024 GEMS-U Online Course through Friday, August 2, 2024!

The ALEX Team is excited to invite certified K-12 Alabama educators to apply for our upcoming Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) Online Course. This program is designed for teachers who are passionate about enhancing STEM education for girls and integrating innovative GEMS strategies into their curriculum. Each teacher participating in the online course will be asked to complete four (4) asynchronous learning modules and develop an ALEX Learning Activity.

Learn more and apply now!

ALEX Learning Resource Templates

While our ALEX Personal Workspace is under construction, you still can access all of the ALEX Learning Resource templates! With the handy self-check feature, you'll be able to evaluate your work as you complete each component to ensure you are planning a high-quality learning experience for your students. Simply click the article title above to access the ALEX Learning Resource templates.

Click each of the links below to make a copy in your personal Drive:

If you need any additional assistance locating ALEX Learning Resources or guidance on instructional planning, please reach out to the ALEX Team!

ACAP & ACT Resources

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Are you ready for testing season? This site from the Alabama State Department of Education's Office of School Improvement provides a collection of resources you'll need to get prepared for the ACAP and the ACT!

The site has a variety of data, including...

  • Previous ACAP data
  • ACAP Summative Resources (blueprints, instructional supports, retired questions, item specs, and performance level descriptors [PLDs])
  • ACAP Summative Resources for math and science
  • ACAP Summative Resources for ELA (including reading, writing, listening, and text-dependent writing)
  • Alabama ACT PLDs for ELA, math, and science
  • ACT Assessment Standards by content area and alignment with state standards
  • ACT Knowledge and Skills Map
  • Testing Practice and Simulations for the ACAP Summative and ACT
  • Professional Learning Opportunities for the ACAP Summative and ACT

You'll also find contact information for your region's OSI Team member! Click here to learn more about the ALSDE's OSI and available resources. 


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ALEX supports the development and implementation of the Alabama Courses of Study. Through the platform, educators will be able to view standards across subject areas and grade levels. This platform utilizes the Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange® (CASE®), facilitating the exchange of information about learning outcomes, competencies, and skills. To learn more about how educators can utilize this platform, view this instructional video.

Explore the Course of Study frameworks on today!