Upcoming Professional Learning


AEA's Education Policy & Professional Practice Department is actively developing conferences, webinars, Twitter edChats, and other events for educators to continue learning. This list will continue to change, so please check back often to find what you need. 


For more information, contact Dr. Pamela Fossett at pamelaf@alaedu.org 



Free for AEA Members
$50 per CEU study for Non-AEA Members



Free for AEA Members

$500 per PLU study for Non-AEA Members



EPPP Department Seeks Member Expertise


The Education Policy and Professional Practice (EPPP) Department hosts statewide and regional professional learning events to promote programs for the improvement of teaching and learning and fostering professional growth to hone leadership skills. Recognizing that all AEA members possess a great deal of experience and expertise to be shared with colleagues around instructional, educational support, and leadership issues, the EPPP Department is utilizing a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, literacy and numeracy.  


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Upcoming Conferences




Fall Semester PLU Study


Standard 5 Community and Stakeholder Relationships PLU Study (ACLD-approved)

Assignments are due December 31, 2023.

Free for AEA members • $500 for non-AEA members 

Click here to begin. 

For more information, contact Dr. Pamela Fossett at pamela.fossett@alaedu.org



AEA NBCT Jump Start Fall 2023 Cohort


 Join the AEA NBCT Jump Start 2023-2024 Cohort to assist you with navigating National Board Certification! NBCT Jump Start will kick off the Fall 2023 semester with two informational sessions to ensure you have the most recent information to begin your NBCT journey! The virtual informational sessions will be held via Zoom on the following dates:


  • Thursday, September 7, 2023, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 21, 2023, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
A deep dive into the National Board Components occurs monthly, focusing on one (1) component on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


These sessions are open to Novice and Advanced candidates led by dynamic AEA NBCT facilitators. Participate in a full experience of the four components, or join us for the component you are currently completing. Brainstorm with fellow members to assist in your journey and find resources to help you achieve your goal of becoming National Board Certified! Register in advance below!



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2023-2024 #myAEA edChats


Join the Association of Classroom Teachers (ACT) for #myAEA edChats on Twitter Tuesdays! Earn one (1) hour of professional development credit on PowerSchool while sharing ideas with other AEA members. This is a great way to interact with AEA members from all over the state. #myAEA edChats are live on Twitter from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. See dates, topics, and moderators below!



September 12, 2023, What We Don’t Talk About - Suicide 


Moderated by: Nancy Dowdy-Cole @dowdy_nancy



October 10, 2023, ADHD Awareness Month 


Moderated by: Tislam Ellis @Native718



November 7, 2023, Adoption Awareness


Moderated by: Merri Gardunia @mgardunia1



November 14, 2023, Student Engagement


Moderated by: Yolanda Bledsoe @yolandab08



January 9,  2024, National “Thank You” Month


Moderated by: Jessica Campbell @jesscamp0911



April  23, 2024, Computer Science


Moderated by: Amy Fowler @FOWLER08


Please follow each of the moderators on Twitter to join the conversation. For more information, contact C. August Haygood at august.haygood@alaedu.org (@AEA_CAugustH on Twitter) or Katie Stuart at katie.stuart@alaedu.org (@AEA_KatieS on Twitter).