Professional Development Services and Programs in Alabama

Overview

Learning-Centered Leadership Program

Alabama participates in LCLP, which works with district, state and university partners to prepare aspiring principals and school leadership teams to lead school improvement. In addition to the annual Leadership Forum, LCLP offers training modules, workshops, guidance and technical assistance. 

Literacy Design Collaborative

A framework that empowers teachers to build meaningful assignments aligned to their college- and career-readiness standards. Teachers take ownership of their professional growth and their students take ownership for their learning.  

In Alabama, 73 schools and 241 teachers participated in SREB LDC training from July 2015 through June 2016. 

Alabama teacher experts trained by SREB in 2014-15: 65  
Alabama local trainers trained by SREB in 2014-15: 11  
Number of schools: 25

Mathematics Design Collaborative

A teaching framework that uses formative assessment lessons — a hybrid of assessment and instruction — to help teachers know whether their students truly understand material they have been taught. In SREB training, teachers learn to adapt assignments and engage students so they understand not only the hows, but also the whys of math under the state’s college- and career-readiness standards.

In Alabama, 139 schools and 362 teachers participated in SREB MDC training from July 2015 through June 2016. 

Alabama teacher experts trained by SREB in 2014-15: 50
Alabama local trainers trained by SREB in 2014-15: 8
Number of schools: 25  

“I see all students are learning to think more and become problem-solvers.” — Scott Faulk, Principal, Honeysuckle Middle School, Dothan  

High Schools That Work Summer Staff Development Conference

Annual conference for thousands of school leaders, teachers and counselors from middle grades, high schools and technology centers across the country.

Alabama attendees at the July 2015 conference: 280

College- and Career-Readiness Networking Conference

Conference to share effective instructional strategies of the Literacy and Mathematics Design Collaborative frameworks. Over 1,200 teachers and leaders attended the conference in July 2015.

Alabama attendees at the July 2015 conference: 227

The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

Provides policy and practice solutions to challenges facing career and technical education. Since 2006, teachers in more than 30 states or large districts have been trained in the research-based Math-in-CTE model with extended, intensive professional development and curriculum integration.

In the 2015-16 school year, expert Math-in-CTE facilitators trained 14 teachers in Montgomery Public Schools.

Go Alliance Academy

SREB’s Go Alliance Academy strives to increase the postsecondary education and career success of all students by providing timely and relevant professional development in college and career readiness to school counselors, teachers, principals, career coaches and college access advisors. 

Alabama Participants in Go Alliance Academy: