Projects

TA - Closed Project - Alabama-Mississippi Community of Practice

Background

At requested by the participating states, this project has been closed.

The SECC staff will continue its Alabama/Mississippi interstate community of practice, which focuses on sharing knowledge and expertise between SEAs. The Alabama-Mississippi Community of Practice (AMCoP) will continue to provide a forum for Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) and Mississippi Department of Education representatives and stakeholders to interact and collaborate with national experts and staff from other SEAs.

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Project Updates

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Due to a request from the AMCoP planning team, SECC contacted the GTL Center for information on (a) SEA capacity to effectively communicate with teachers and (b) innovative strategies for teacher recruitment in high-needs areas. GTL Center staff agreed to provide the requested information by February 1, 2017. Due to changes in Alabama’s executive leadership, ALSDE requested that the January , AMCoP planning conference call be postponed until further notice. Once the ALSDE leadership team has been apprised of the AMCoP work, it will be in a better position to determine how ALSDE can effectively participate in future AMCoP activities. Upon hearing from ALSDE, SECC will follow up with MDE and a new planning meeting date will be mutually identified by ALSDE and MDE. Also, due to previously stated interest in ESSA, SECC shared an Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act: November 2016 with the AMCoP planning team. It was noted that information from the November 29, 2016, final regulations were not included in the document.

 

Previous Updates:

Due to a request from the AMCoP planning team, SECC contacted the GTL Center for information on (a) SEA capacity to effectively communicate with teachers and (b) innovative strategies for teacher recruitment in high-needs areas. GTL Center staff agreed to provide the requested information by February 1, 2017. Due to changes in Alabama’s executive leadership, ALSDE requested that the January , AMCoP planning conference call be postponed until further notice. Once the ALSDE leadership team has been apprised of the AMCoP work, it will be in a better position to determine how ALSDE can effectively participate in future AMCoP activities. Upon hearing from ALSDE, SECC will follow up with MDE and a new planning meeting date will be mutually identified by ALSDE and MDE. Also, due to previously stated interest in ESSA, SECC shared an Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act: November 2016 with the AMCoP planning team. It was noted that information from the November 29, 2016, final regulations were not included in the document.

SECC staff reviewed the list of potential topics for the spring 2017 AMCoP meeting, identified the pertinent resources, and shared them with the AMCoP planning team: Teacher Effectiveness in the Every Student Succeeds Act: A Discussion Guide, Time for Action: Building the Educator Workforce Our Children Need Now, Formative Assessment in Action, and State of the States, an interactive mapping tool that provides a snapshot of states’ standards and assessment implementation efforts. The next AMCOP planning meeting is scheduled for January 4, 2017. In continued preparation for this virtual meeting, additional resources will be shared in December 2016 with the planning team.

After the AMCoP planning meeting held on September 30, SECC state liaisons compiled the meeting notes and sent them to their respective states for feedback and any needed revisions. The meeting notes were finalized and sent to each state on October 31. The next AMCOP planning meeting is scheduled for January 4, 2017.