AL Dept of Ed Leadership & Evaluation

 


 

EDUCATEAlabama 2013-2014

Training Materials

ALL EA USERS

 


 

Importance of

EDUCATE/LEADAlabama

View a message from Dr. Thomas Bice, State Superintendent of Education, concerning the importance of EDUCATE/LEADAlabama.

Importance of EDUCATE/LEADAlabama (click to view)

 

Training Handouts

 

EDUCATEAlabama and LEADAlabama 2013 Training Videos
 
The following video series were created by Alabama's local education agency (LEA) practitioners in 2013.  Practitioners share their implementation of EDUCATEAlabama (EA) and LEADAlabama (LEAD), effectively connecting both formative assessment online processes with their system's professional learning vision, College- and Career-Ready Standards implementation, and individual school Continuous Improvement Plans (CIPs).
 
Baldwin County Public Schools
EDUCATEAlabama and LEADAlabama
All videos were created and produced by Baldwin County students under the direction of Baldwin instructional leaders and educators!
 
Streamlining EA & LEAD with Baldwin's Vision

Streamlined EDUCATE and LEAD processes with district vision during the 2012-13 school year resulting in a positive impact district wide in the areas of teacher professional learning and student learning across PreK-12 settings. Video features Dr. Alan Lee, Superintendent, Branton Bailey, Executive Middle School Principal, along with Baldwin County teachers and students.

 
Aligning Professional Learning with Baldwin’s Technology Vision

Aligning efforts of district wide technology vision to professional learning, video features Jennifer Sinclair, Interim Director of Human Resources, Danny McDuffie, Principal, Foley Middle School, Ryan Moss, Assistant Principal, Foley Middle School, along with Baldwin County teachers and students.

 
Baldwin Curriculum and IT Services Streamline EA and LEAD

Steps system took to work closely with Curriculum & IT services department to streamline evaluation process and accomplish goals. Featuring Stephanie Harrison, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, Baldwin County Public Schools, Renee Sheetz, Teacher, Foley Middle School, along with Baldwin County teachers and students.

 
Elementary/Middle School Perspectives - Professional Learning Plan (PLP)

Personal experiences of district wide Professional Learning Plan Goal from teacher, librarian, and principal perspectives at the elementary and middle school levels. Featuring Becki Ducote, Interim Principal, Magnolia School, Angela Walker, Teacher, Magnolia School, Sue Norman, Librarian, Foley Middle School, Melanie McDuffie, Teacher, Magnolia School, along with Baldwin County students.

 
Elementary School Perspective - Streamlining the Process with Baldwin’s Vision

Personal experiences of streamlining the evaluation process with district vision from the elementary perspective. Featuring Suellen Brazil, Elementary Executive Principal, Baldwin County Public Schools, Robert Owen, Principal, Rockwell Elementary, along with Baldwin County students.

 
High School Perspective – Professional Learning Plan (PLP)

Personal experiences of district-wide Professional Learning Plan Goal from teacher and assistant principal perspectives at the high school level. Featuring Don Blanchard, High School Executive Principal, Baldwin County Public Schools, Stephanie Wainwright, Teacher, Fairhope High School, Josh Howell, Assistant Principal, Fairhope High School, along with Baldwin County students.

 
High School Instructional Leaders – Streamlining the Process with Baldwin’s Vision

Personal experiences of streamlining the evaluation process with district vision. Featuring Jon Cardwell, Principal, Fairhope High School, Josh Howell, Assistant Principal, Fairhope High School, along with Baldwin County students.

 
Madison County Schools
EDUCATEAlabama featuring Hazel Green Elementary School
Guidance before Self-Assessing in EDUCATEAlabama!
Dr. Sheila Jones, Principal, and Jordan Ellis Butler, Educator, discuss how to complete the Educator Self-Assessment in EDUCATEAlabama.
Initial Dialogue

Dr. Sheila Jones, Principal, and Christy McCool, Educator, share their initial dialogue related to Ms. McCool’s completed Educator Self-Assessment and Professional Learn Plan development.

Discussing the Professional Learning Plan (PLP)
Once the PLP is written, Dr. Sheila Jones, Principal, and Christy McCool, Educator, review the PLP draft together. During this dialogue they reflect and agree upon revisions prior to signing and completion.
Observation in Supporting Evidence
Now that the PLP is complete, Dr. Sheila Jones, Principal, and Amanda Jones, Educator, discuss Dr. Jones’ first observation entered in Ms. Jones’ Supporting Evidence for this year.
Opp City Schools

EDUCATEAlabama and LEADAlabama

featuring Opp Elementary School, Opp Middle School, & Opp High School
Opp Elementary and Middle Schools - Connecting EA and LEAD to Opp’s Vision and Alabama’s Plan 2020

In Part I, Opp Elementary School Principal, Brett Kinsaul, and Educator, Cathy Mikel, discuss how their school connects both formative assessment processes to Opp’s vision, effective implementation of College- and Career-Ready Standards (CCRS), and their school’s Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP).

In Part II, Opp Middle School Principal, Aaron Hightower, and Assistant Principal, Shawn Short, discuss Opp Middle School’s collaboration with the ALSDE Regional Support Staff (RSS). They emphasize the importance of planning together with educators, then effectively connecting EA and LEAD Professional Learning Plans and Supporting Evidence to CCRS implementation and their school’s CIP.

Opp High School - Connecting EA and LEAD to Opp’s Vision and Alabama’s Plan 2020

Opp High School Principal, Ron Snell, discusses the high school staff’s ability to blend all components of EA and LEAD with the school’s Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP), integrating College- and Career-Ready Standards for targeted and timely professional learning.  The power of flexible scheduling, common planning, cross-curricular planning, and ongoing Professional Learning Plan (PLP) and CIP review are emphasized for all Opp High School instructional leaders and educators.

Opp Board of Education - Connecting Opp’s Vision with LEADAlabama and Alabama’s Plan 2020

Opp City Assistant Superintendent, Emily Edgar, and Director of Student Support Services, Sharon Spurlin, navigate the LEADAlabama (LEAD) process, beginning with the Self-Assessment, continuing with the initial Dialogue, completing the Professional Learning Plan, and discussing plans for entering Supporting Evidence.  During their discussion, LEAD is connected to Opp’s vision for professional learning.  They reflect upon their system’s plan for school improvement via effective implementation of LEAD and EDUCATEAlabama, College- and Career-Ready Standards, and Continous Improvement Plan implementation in each school.

 
ELL Learners
The following videos capture the importance of teaching English Language Learners (ELL) in all Alabama schools, as seen through the eyes of a ELL community mentor and the children she serves.
 
Importance of Reading for all Students, including ELL Students
Michelle Martinez, community ELL mentor,  and the students she serves, demonstrate the importance of reading as they read selected text showing how they are growing, improving, and learning!
 
ELL Students – Their Families and Background
Michelle Martinez, community ELL mentor, shares her perspective on ELL students’ families and background, emphasizing the important roles Alabama instructional leaders and educators have in each of their ELL students’ lives.

 

Alabama Quality Teaching Standards

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Cost-free professional development opportunities for Alabama's educators (click to view)

 

Educator Video Series - for all EA Users - 3-4 minutes

A Look at Formative vs. Summative Assessment for EDUCATEAlabama - 15 minute video

Formative versus Summative Video Highlights (PDF)

 

 

 

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Teacher/Educator Evaluation

 

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Instructional Leader Evaluation

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

PRINCIPAL CANDIDATE SEMESTER RESIDENCY

PROFESSIONAL STUDY (ILPSA)

TORCHBEARER SCHOOLS

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM

Upcoming Professional Study Reviews

Applications received by:

 

· Dec. 2, 2014 will be reviewed Dec. 16, 2014.

· Jan. 13, 2015 will be reviewed Jan. 27, 2015.

· Feb. 10, 2015 will be reviewed Feb. 24, 2015.