NTI Program Guidance Document
The following Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program guidance includes information and essential questions concerning professional learning that can guide thinking as district and school leaders address professional development needs during the COVID-19 emergency.
Considerations for Professional Learning
Professional Learning Bulletin Board
Along with the increase in online learning for students due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the need for online professional learning opportunities for educators has also increased. The Professional Learning Bulletin Board (PLBB) is a great resource for exploring options for professional learning. Currently, over 70 professional learning offerings are posted on the PLBB, including sessions for administrators, counselors, certified and classified staff. A wide variety of topics are available in both virtual and on-demand formats, many of which include EILA credit, and the site is regularly updated.
Replace In-Person Professional Learning with Kentucky Academic Standards Professional Learning Modules for Teachers
With in-person professional learning opportunities being canceled, schools and districts may be looking for alternatives.
KYstandards.org provides many professional learning modules that help build better understanding of the Kentucky Academic Standards. Modules can be facilitated in a virtual professional learning environment or teachers can work through modules on their own.
Visit the Professional Learning Modules webpage to check the modules out.
Online Professional Learning and Instructional Resources
Many of Kentucky’s education partners have generously created lists of online instructional resources to assist educators and families during this time of extended remote learning. The Online Professional Learning and Instructional Resources document contains links for both instructional support and professional growth and will be updated regularly. These resources have not all been vetted by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), nor should this be considered an endorsement. Educators should be mindful of digital resources that require teachers or students to create online accounts. Please check with district policies and consider HIPPA, FERPA, and COPPA laws with regards to student privacy BEFORE implementing any of these resources.
Please contact the Standards Team with any questions.