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This podcast is part of the series: EDUCATEAlabama Videotaped Training Sessions
Chris Wilson, Telena Madison, and Gwen Childs
Alabama State Department of Education, Leadership and Evaluation Section
This is the first of two parts of the fall training created to support the roll-out of EDUCATEAlabama. The training was conducted in Gardendale on October 27, 2010. In this segment, Chris Wilson, Telena Madison, and Gwen Childs provide an overview of the new online system, the impetus for its development, and future plans for the program.
Content Areas: Professional Development
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
AQTS_5.B.4: Continuous, Lifelong Professional Learning [Ability to articulate and reflect on a personal philosophy and its relationship to teaching
practice and professional learning choices and commitments.]
AQTS_5.B.5: Continuous, Lifelong Professional Learning [Ability to use best practices, professional literature, and collegial assistance to improve as
a teacher and a learner.]
AQTS_5.B.6: Continuous, Lifelong Professional Learning [Ability and willingness to inquire into one's own practice by designing action research to
determine the effectiveness of identified instructional strategies.]
AQTS_5.B.7: Continuous, Lifelong Professional Learning [Ability to participate in the creation and nurturance of a learning environment that supports
standards-based inquiry, reflective practice, and collaborative learning for teachers at all
stages of their careers.]