Upcoming Professional Learning



Student Loan Forgiveness Webinar 



June 25, 2024 | 3:00 p.m.


This year, the Department of Education will conduct a one-time account adjustment to help borrowers count more of their past repayment periods towards forgiveness! While these adjustments will be automatic for most people, anyone with FFEL or Parent PLUS Loans must consolidate by June 30, 2024, or they’ll miss out on this benefit!


The good news is that Savi, your student loan benefit as an NEA member, is hosting a workshop for Alabama educators on June 25 at 3:00 p.m. CT to help you understand the one-time account adjustments and take any necessary steps before the deadline! This workshop will help you:


  • Learn what the adjustments are and how to benefit from them
  • Determine if you need to consolidate your loans
  • Take any necessary steps before the deadline
  • Get started with the Savi tool and its free resources


Click HERE to register. 

Summer PLU Opportunities

Course #:      319757

Course Title: PLUACLD1167 An Overview of the Five Dimensions of the Alabama Teacher Observation Tool

Intended Audience: School and District Leaders (Observers) Conducting Observations using the Alabama Teacher Observation Tool (ATOT)


This professional study has been designed to provide the participant with an immersive learning experience in the Alabama Teacher Observation Tool. The Alabama Teacher Observation Tool is a formative assessment tool that aligns with the Alabama Core Teaching Standards (ACTS). The Alabama Teacher Observation tool is designed to collect quantitative data that captures an educator's instructional practices. The purpose of this course is to help Alabama school leaders promote teachers’ improvement toward the practice of learner centric instruction and effective teaching by gaining an understanding of the Five Dimensions of this formative observation tool.

Participants will explore topics related to the five dimensions of the Teacher Observation Tool: Culture/Climate, Learning, Essentials, Agency and Relationships. Each dimension will be introduced through a module in which participants are required to read and complete activities that provide a deeper understanding of the dimension and the research behind the development of the Alabama Teacher Observation Tool. Participants will access the PLU through a learning management system.


There are no prerequisites for participation. The participant will earn 1 PLU upon completion of the course.


Dates: June 26, 2024 - October 7, 2024


Note: The opening session on June 26th is required.


Choose one session time, 10-11:30 or 1-2:30


To register, click the link below:




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.  


Click here for more information.