Professional Development
For Teachers, Principals and Counselors


Making Schools Work Conference

Annual conference, formerly known as the High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference, for K-12 teachers, counselors, principals, technology center directors and state and district education agency personnel.

Alabama attendees at the July 2018 conference: 193>

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 is one of 16 member states and one of the six founding states. 

Go Alliance Academy Representative: Sean Stevens, Education Administrator, Alabama State Department of Education >

College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference

Conference that focuses on literacy and mathematics tools and strategies. Teams of educators and school leaders explore disciplinary literacy strategies and formative assessment lessons that engage students in math.

Alabama attendees at the July 2018 conference: 151

Literacy and Math Awards

Outstanding Mathematics Teacher Award
Melinda Defee, Pike County High School
Pike County School District, Alabama

Melinda Defee of the Pike County, Alabama School District won the Outstanding Mathematics Teacher Award in July 2018.>

National Technology Centers That Work Leaders Forum

Forum for state and local career and technical education leaders to discuss the role of full- and shared-time technology centers. Teams of center and school leaders, teachers and education and industry partners build action plans.

Alabama attendees at the 2019 National TCTW Leaders Forum: 38>