Online Learning

Welcome to 2015. As your unit moves forward in the New Year, don’t forget to take advantage of the wide selection of online learning courses available to you as a PTA member. The completion time ranges from 20 – 40 minutes and can be completed from the comfort of your own home.

National PTA E-Learning courses allow you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively serve your community. Check out the full course offerings listed below.

To access the e-learning courses, you will need an online National PTA profile. To create a profile, follow the directions provided in the e-learning registration guide.

A. PTA Essentials

1.PTA Basics: Discover PTA’s history, structure, programs, and the issues for which it   advocates.

2.Effective Advocacy for Your Child: Organize around local issues and address them to benefit the needs of children and your community.

3. 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.


B. PTA Nuts and Bolts Series 

  1. Board Basics: Learn the basic governance structures behind most PTA units.
  2. 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.  ¡NUEVO!
  3. Local Unit President: This course is an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the local unit PTA president. NEW!
  4. Local Unit Secretary: This course is an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the local unit PTA secretary. NEW!
  5. Local Unit Treasurer: This course is an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the local unit PTA treasurer. NEW!


C. Leadership Enhancement

  1. Creating and Delivering a Speech: Improve your public speaking skills.
  2. Cultural Competency: Learn cultural awareness and how to build relationships across cultural groups.
  3. Ethical Leadership: Learn how to accomplish your goals with fairness and integrity.
  4. Parliamentary Procedure: This course will teach you how rules of conduct positively affect PTA decision-making, while ensuring fair and orderly unit operations.
  5.  Planning Your PTA Year: Learn to keep volunteers motivated by putting an achievable plan together for the year. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Running a Successful Program: Learn the steps for taking a program idea from concept to reality.
  8. Writing and Proposing PTA Resolutions:  practical advice make the resolution development and proposal process easy.