Thursday, September 11, 2014

Online CEU for Alaska ACDA

We are pleased to announce a new initiative for our state choral directors.  Our long-term goal to support members in their professional development is finally being realized.  Yesterday we received word from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (EED) that they have approved our request to have ACDA added to the list of national professional organizations approved for granting continuing education credits, and as of today ACDA is on the list.

For those new to the state, a 5-year Alaska teaching certificate renewal requires applicants to have a total of six semester hours of credit completed.  Up to three CEUs may be used to renew a 5-year certificate.  CEUs count as lower division credits toward the renewal; three upper division or graduate level credits are also required.

Dr. Scott Dorsey has created an online conference specifically for Alaskan choral music educators - available free of charge to Alaska ACDA members.  We have the opportunity to earn 1 CEUs by taking the free online conference beginning today.  The deadline to complete the conference is December 20th.  You probably already received a personal invitation from Scott today, but in case you did not, I am copying his letter below.  

I hope that many of you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for professional development - no travel required!


On behalf of Laura Blackwood and the entire board of the Alaska state chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, I am delighted to share the exciting news that we have developed The On-line Conference, a continuing education program exclusively for Alaska ACDA members.  This offering has been endorsed by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, Teacher Education and Certification.

The On-Line Conference program is designed to provide Alaska ACDA members with the opportunity to utilize conference resources as a tool for continuing education and artistic edification. Once completed, the participating member will receive continuing education credit through ACDA .

You can download the on-line Conference document at:

The deadline for completion of this first On-Line Conference is December 20, 2014. There is NO COST for this program.

We hope you will find this program of use as you strive to advance the choral art in the great state of Alaska.  If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.



Dr. Scott W. Dorsey
Director of Education & Communication
American Choral Directors Association
545 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73102
(405) 232-8161

The mission of the American Choral Directors Association is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.