AEA offers its members numerous opportunities for organizing and professional development through statewide conferences. At conferences, members are offered workshops to further their professional knowledge, learn about issues affecting their profession, earn CEUs and PLUs for their certifications, and become current in what’s happening in their association and their profession.
Be active and attend your local association meeting. The local meeting is where we develop and strengthen our bonds with the education family in your school. Local meetings provide a forum to learn about the issues you face as a professional and to ask important questions. Your value in extending AEA’s commitment to education begins with attending the meetings of your local. Talk to your local elected leaders about attending, or contact your UniServ Director.
AEA Divisional Professional Development Conference – Held in March every year, this conference provides breakout workshops for every division of AEA – ACT, Administrators, ESPs, and Postsecondary. Everything from digital learning and social media to school bus safety can be found at this conference. Go to the calendar.
AEA Professional Rights and Responsibilities Conference – Held in April every year, this conference offers members breakout sessions on legal issues – tenure, fair dismissal, transfers, and many other topics. Go to the calendar.
AEA Summer Leadership Conference – Held in June every year, this conference offers members breakout sessions on leadership – how to become an Association Representative, the history of the association, how to be an effective local leader – along with sessions on social media, public relations, legal issues, and many other topics. Go to the calendar.
AEA Minority Leadership Conference – This conference is offered every November and is recognized as one of the most innovative conferences in the nation. Sessions are offered on such topics as National Board Certification, diversity, leadership skills, parliamentary procedure, technology, and much more. Training will be provided for classroom teachers and specialty area educators to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Learning Units (PLUs). Interactive sessions that meet the needs of all education support professionals are presented in the areas of cultural competence and school improvement. Go to the calendar.
AEA PLU/CEU Regional Conferences – The Education Policy and Professional Practice (EPPP) Division of the AEA holds professional studies for educators who want to earn Professional Learning Units (PLUs). The professional studies presented by the EPPP Division have been approved by the Alabama Council for Leadership Development. Go to the calendar.
AEA Delegate Assembly – Held in December, the AEA Delegate Assembly is the annual meeting of AEA delegates – elected from each local association in the state – that sets the agenda for the AEA leadership team. Delegates debate and adopt resolutions and set the association’s action agenda for the coming year. AEA’s leadership uses the action agenda as a guide when working with the Legislature on behalf of AEA members. Talk to your local leaders or your UniServ Director about how you can be a delegate to participate in the AEA Delegate Assembly.