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



Professional Learning For Members, By Members


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.  


Click here for more information.


Upcoming Conferences


2023 Postsecondary Conference 

January 27-28, 2023

Hotel Capstone – Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

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2023 Administrator Conference 

February 3-4, 2023

Hotel Capstone – Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

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2023 ESP Conference 

February 24-26, 2023

Perdido Beach Resort

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2023 Association of Classroom Teachers (ACT) Professional Learning Conference  

March 27, 2023

Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Registration Information TBA



PLU Studies


Let's Welcome a New Year of Learning with AEA Spring Semester PLU Studies!  


Courses begin January 9, 2023 - March 31, 2023. The registration deadline - is January 6, 2023. Sign up now, as space is limited. 


PLUACLD861 Crucial Conversations for Racial Harmony with Educators



PLUACLD1049 The Leader's Journey: A Leadership Development Program for Educators 



PLU Study Instructions
Instructions for beginning PLU studies will be emailed to all members. The email address on your PowerSchool registration will be used to send the instructions. 
PLU Study Fees
FREE for AEA members 
$500 per study for non-members
Membership will be verified. 
For additional information, contact Dr. Pamela Fossett at pamela.fossett@alaedu.org

#myAEA edChats


Join the Association of Classroom Teachers (ACT) for #myAEA edChats on Twitter Tuesdays!  You can 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!


Gifted Education Month

January 10, 2023

Moderator: Misty Trussell @clevermisty


Classroom Decorum and Organization

January 17, 2023

Moderator: Keri Nunn @kericrosby37


Career Technical Education Month

February 14, 2023

Moderator: JoAnn Wilson @JoAnnWi56339205


Middle-Level Education

March 14, 2023

Moderator: Yolanda Bledsoe @mrs_ybledsoe


School Library Month

April 11, 2023

Moderator: Amy Fowler @FOWLER08

Virtual Professional Learning Sessions


Facilitating Productive Discussions in the Mathematics Classroom

January 19, 2023

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Gumbo! Cross-Curriculum Collaboration and How to Make It Happen! 
January 25, 2023, at 4 pm (CST)
Grab a partner or two or three, and plan together to provide students with a whole learning approach by collaborating across content classes, grade levels, and subjects. Develop universal approaches to coordinating lessons and/or instructional strategies that will take your students to a new level. Zoom confirmation and meeting link will be sent upon verification of membership.


Using Universal Design for Learning to Revise Word Problems

February 16, 2023

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Community: Building a Team Atmosphere with Autonomy
February 15, 2023
One way to provide a united front for our students is by the adults working together toward the same goal. Invite your department and let’s have a planning session to create and implement an environment that provides consistency and stability while keeping your respective classroom autonomy. Learn how to utilize various strategies from your peers and others to create a community within a grade level or content area to assist in cultivating united support for our students and the academic journies. Zoom confirmation and meeting link will be sent upon verification of membership.



AEA Leadership Series by Dr. Willie Shelby


Increasing Community Involvement Through Ethical Leadership Practices

January 10, 2023

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Spring 2023 AEA NBCT Jump Start Cohort 


Join the AEA NBCT Jump Start Tuesdays Spring 2023 Cohort to assist you with navigating National Board Certification!
Virtual sessions will be held each Tuesday beginning January 31, 2023, and every Tuesday until May 9, 2023, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
These sessions are open to both Novice and Advanced candidates, with sessions led by dynamic NBCT facilitators. Participate in a deep dive of the four components, brainstorm with fellow members to assist in your journey, and find resources to help you achieve your goal of becoming National Board Certified! Register for the sessions in advance.
For more information, contact C. August Haygood at augustc@alaedu.org.