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This podcast is part of the series: EDUCATEAlabama Videotaped Training Sessions
Dr. Tony Thacker
Alabama State Department of Education, Leadership and Evaluation Section
This is the second of two parts of the training created to support the roll-out of EDUCATEAlabama. The training was conducted in Gardendale on October 27, 2010. In this segment, Dr. Tony Thacker provides a foundation for the use of EDUCATEAlabama and
1) Facilitates a discussion of levels of practice utilizing a portion of the Alabama Continuum for Teacher Development. The discussion is based on a short segment of a videotaped lesson and
2) Provides feedback regarding a videotaped post observation conference.
Content Areas: Professional Development
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
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.]