Upcoming Professional Learning


AEA's Education Policy & Professional Practice Department is actively developing conference, 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



Upcoming Professional Learning






Minority Leadership Training Conference (MLT)


November 6-8, 2020

(Virtual Event)


Click here to register & for more information

ESP Conference 


February 20, 2021 (Virtual Event)


More details coming soon




Explore and Challenge Inequity

December 7, 2020 - February 7, 2021

Thursday evenings - 4:00pm CT


Click here to register & for more information







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



Celebrating Special Education Month


December 10, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m. (cst) 


Facilitator: Suzanne Clemons, AEA Education Policy & Professional Policy Director


Follow @suzannecaea on Twitter


Click here to register




Special Education Cohort 


The EPPP Department has created a Special Education Cohort to help special educators best serve students during in-person, virtual, and/or hybrid learning. Because of the multiple perspectives offered by educators, this cohort will provide a richness to the learning process, as well as provide materials and resources for working with students with a variety of exceptionalities.


Next Session: November 19, 2020

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Mastering Distance Learning 


Join NEA Teacher Quality in a series of webinars designed to help you master the ins and outs of distance learning. 
Register for one or all of them!


Next Session: December 7, 2020


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Flipgrid Fridays 


A professional learning network using Flipgrid to share ideas and new strategies with colleagues.  Flipgrid is a free video discussion platform designed to foster fun and supportive social learning while allowing educators to see and hear from all students. Flipgrid Fridays will encourage educators to respond to current trends, materials, and events in education with short videos.

Participants will earn CEU credit and discover fun and socially supportive learning techniques in a dynamic professional learning community.


Next Session: December 9, 2020


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The purpose of the Alabama Education Association (AEA) Cultural Competency and Diversity in Education professional learning courses is to enhance educators' understanding of strategies, collaborative activities, and new ideas for supporting environments of cultural competency and diversity in Alabama public schools. The information in this course is beneficial to all educators.


Click here to Register on PowerSchool 

  • PowerSchool Course Number 254109
  • Details for completing courses will be provided to educators after registration. 


PS Section #  Title  Credit Earned
381175 Developing Cultural Identity 2 Clock Hours
381176    Being a Culturally Competent Educator 2 Clock Hours
381180 Culture, Equity, and Language 2 Clock Hours
381182 Culture, Abilities, Resilience, and Effort (CARE) 2 Clock Hours   
381186    Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning in Special Education 2 Clock Hours   
381192 Being Sensitive to Trauma 2 Clock Hours





The virtual independent studies are available to AEA members. Each completed study is eligible for three (3) hours of professional development credit on PowerSchool.

  • Register on PowerSchool
  • Search by course #252339
  • Email certificate of completion to pamelaf@alaedu.org to receive PowerSchool credit.



    AEA Member: FREE

    Non Member: $50 per CEU Study


Click on the links below to begin self-paced independent studies:


Supporting All Students in an Asynchronous Environment

Collaboration Tools and Strategies

Equity, Challenges, and Opportunities

Remote Learning 101

Trauma-Informed Remote Learning