Thursday, January 12, 2017

E-Learning Library

E-Learning Library

To access our e-learning courses, you will need an online National PTA profile. For assistance with creating a profile or registering for a course, please read the e-learning registration guide. Also, make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements.
Para obtener instrucciones en español sobre cómo crear un perfil e inscribirse para un curso, por favor lea la Guía de inscripción para aprendizaje electrónico.

PTA Essentials

PTA Basics: Discover PTA’s history, structure, programs, and the issues for which it advocates. (approx. 30 min)
Conceptos Basicos de la PTA (PTA Basics in Spanish): Descubra la historia de la PTA, su estructura, sus programas y los asuntos por los que intercede. (aprox. 30 min)

Effective Advocacy for Your Child: Organize around local issues and address them to benefit the needs of children and your community. This course is designed for emerging local leaders, but all are welcome to attend. (approx. 30 min.)

National Standards for Family School Partnerships: Explore how the National Standards for Family School Partnerships creates a framework for engaging families in meaningful ways to support student success. (approx. 30 min.)

PTA Nuts and Bolts Series 

Board Basics: Learn the basic governance structures behind most PTA units. (approx. 40 min.) 
Conceptos básicos para las juntas (Board Basics in Spanish): Aprenda las estructuras básicas de gobernación detrás de la mayoría de las unidades de la PTA. (approx. 40 min.)  

Local Unit President: This course is an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the local unit PTA president. (approx. 30 min.)
El presidente de una unidad local (Local Unit President in Spanish): Este curso es un introducción a las funciones y responsabilidades del presidente de una unidad local de la PTA. (approx. 30 min.)  

Local Unit Secretary: This course is an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the local unit PTA secretary. (approx. 30 min.)
El secretario de la unidad local (Local Unit Secretary in Spanish): Este curso es una introducción a las funciones y responsabilidades del secretario de una unidad local de la PTA. (approx. 30 min.)    

Local Unit Treasurer: This course is an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the local unit PTA treasurer. (approx. 40 min.)
Membership Basics: This course will provide local PTA members with basic ideas on membership - why you want to grow, how to reach everyone in your community, and what tools you can use to succeed. (approx. 40 min.)

Leadership Enhancement

Creating and Delivering a Speech: Improve your public speaking skills. (approx. 30 min.)

Cultural Competency: Learn cultural awareness and how to build relationships across cultural groups. (approx. 20 min.)
Ethical Leadership: Learn how to accomplish your goals with fairness and integrity. (approx. 20 min.)

Parliamentary Procedure: This course will teach you how rules of conduct positively affect PTA decision-making, while ensuring fair and orderly unit operations. (approx. 30 min.)

Planning Your PTA Year: Learn to keep volunteers motivated by putting an achievable plan together for the year. (approx. 30 min.)

Preventing Theft in Your PTA: This course will teach you how to detect theft in your unit and what to do if you suspect it is happening. (approx. 30 min.)

Reflections Leader Training: Walk through a step-by-step process, gather tools and resources, and learn best practices for encouraging creativity in your school with the National PTA Reflections student arts recognition program. (approx. 30 min.)  

Running a Successful Program: Learn the steps for taking a program idea from concept to reality. (approx. 30 min.)
Writing and Proposing PTA Resolutions: Stories from “the field” combined with practical advice make the resolution development and proposal process easy. (approx. 30 min.)

PTA eLearning Micro-Courses

Quick Guide to Taking & Approving Minutes: This course is a brief guide on how to properly take meeting notes for the Local Unit PTA Secretary. (approx. 10-15 minNEW!

Quick Guide to Budget Basics: This course will provide you with a short guide to specific budgetary duties and responsibilities that are needed to fulfill the requirements of a local PTA. (approx. 10 min) NEW!

Quick Guide to 501(c)(3) Basics: This course will provide you with a brief overview of organizations that are exempt from federal income tax for certain types of income under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), section 501(c)(3). (approx. 10-15 min) NEW!

System Requirements

For optimal viewing experience of our e-learning courses, please use a personal computer that meets the following minimum system requirements: 
  • Broadband Internet Connection
  • Flash Player 10 or later
  • Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later  
Not all mobile devices are supported. If you experience difficulty accessing a course or would like to report a problem, contact

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Membership Committee Conference Call (date change)

Membership Committee Conference Call
(from 1/12/17 RESCHEDULED TO)
THIS MONDAY, January 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Call in number: 712-775-7031
Access Code: 124-091-395