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 

 

EARN CEU CREDITS

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

 

EARN PLU CREDITS

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.  

 

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Upcoming Conferences

 

 

 AEA Leadership Conference 

 

June 16-18, 2022

Renaissance Riverview Plaza

Mobile, AL 

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AEA Professional Learning Cohorts

 

Kindergarten Konnections Cohort

The Kindergarten Konnections Cohort has been created by the Education Policy & Professional Practice (EPPP) Department to help kindergarten educators best serve our youngest learners.  Participants will earn CEU credit as they work alongside fellow educators exploring best practices for teaching kindergarten students. The cohort will meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month starting in February.

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Magnanimous Mathematics Cohort: The Syzygy of Mathletes

The AEA Magnamious Mathematics Cohort: The Syzygy of Mathletes has been created by the Education Policy & Professional Practice (EPPP) Department to help educators use the 2019 Alabama Mathematics Course of Study to best serve students. Participants will earn CEU credit as they work alongside fellow educators exploring best practices for teaching mathematics to students K-12.  The cohort will meet the 2nd Thursday of each month starting in February.

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NBCT Jumpstart Tuesdays Cohort

Join Dynamic National Board Certified Teachers as you move to the next phases of navigating your way to achieving remarkable recognition! Every Tuesday beginning January 18, 2022, this journey to National Board Certification will continue to explore the four components and provide strategies and resources to achieving this prestigious goal! 

 

NBCT Jump Start Tuesdays for Advanced Candidates will begin Tuesday, January 18th from 5 pm-7 pm.

 

NBCT Jump Start Tuesdays for NEW Candidates will begin Tuesday, February 8th from 5 pm-7 pm.

 

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Special Education Cohort

The Special Education Cohort has been created by the Education Policy & Professional Practice (EPPP) Department to help educators use the current Alabama Exceptional Education Curriculum to best serve students. Because of the multiple perspectives offered by educators, this cohort will provide richness to the learning process, as well as provide materials and resources for working with students with a variety of exceptionalities.  The cohort will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month - January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, and May 18. 

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ACT/SAEA Book Study: We Got This 

This book focuses on “equity, access, and the quest to be who our students need us to be.” The book study will meet each month from January until June.  This is a joint project by the Association of Classroom Teachers (ACT) and the Student Alabama Education Association (SAEA).  All AEA members are welcome to participate. Book study discussions will be held virtually. Book Study Discussion Dates:

  • Chapter 3, April 28, 2022, 4:00 p.m. virtually on Zoom
  • Chapter 4, May 17, 2022, 4:00 p.m. virtually on Zoom
  • Chapters 5 and 6, June, 2022. Date, location, and time TBA

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) Cohort 

The AEA CTE Cohort provides resources and support to all CTE members, as they educate their CTE students and promote CTE for all students in their schools. The cohort meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  All AEA members who teach CTE courses are invited to join and participate in this cohort. AEA members interested in learning more about career and technical education are invited to participate as well. 

 

The AEA CTE Cohort has planned the following sessions:

 

  • April 14, 2022 – Teaching Students Résumé Writing and Application and Thank You Letter Writing Skills
  • May 12, 2022 – Teaching Students to Use Public Speaking Effectively

 

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Upcoming Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Sessions

 

 

MAY

 

Strategies to End a Successful School Year

May 5, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.

This session will provide participants with self-care inventions to key their mindset strong about their passion for teaching and keep their tolerance level manageable as the school year comes to a close.

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Did You Learn Anything?

May 11, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.

You have made it to the end of the year and we know that can entail several activities outside of traditional instruction. Interact with various methods to provide formative and summative assessments to close out a lesson, unit, or class without losing your wits.

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Ethnomathematics – How Cultures Mathematize

May 19, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.

Ethnomathematics is the study of how cultures use math to solve problems. This session will focus on creating holistic, integrated units of study that are relevant to students.  

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JULY

 

Simplistic Strategies for a Successful School Year

Date and Time TBA

This session is designed to provide elementary and secondary novice and veteran teachers with simple strategies and tips to assist with building relationships, student engagement, and classroom management throughout the school year.

Registration Coming Soon

 

 

#myAEA edChats

 

*Participants must have a Twitter account to participate. 

 

Cheer for a DEAR Time

April 12, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.

DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time should be an eagerly anticipated part of the school day at every grade level.  This edChat will explore ideas to make students (and educators) cheer for DEAR time. Follow Suzanne Clemons, @suzannecaea on Twitter, for the discussion.

 

Using Effective Mathematical Questioning

May 10, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.

Effective questioning strategies should be a part of the math classroom at every level.  This edChat will explore ideas for crafting and using questions effectively in the math classroom. Follow Suzanne Clemons, @suzannecaea on Twitter, for the discussion.

 

Summer Learning Ideas

June 14, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.

This edChat will focus on sharing effective ideas for summer learning activities for elementary students. Follow Amy Fowler, @FOWLER08 on Twitter, for the discussion.