Project: Year 7 2018–2019

Alabama English Learners

In this project, the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is collaborating with the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) to collect stakeholder feedback for refining the state’s English learner (EL) professional development (PD) plan. The SECC is supporting the Title III and EL staff with resources and tools designed to measure the effectiveness of PD it provides to local education agencies (LEAs).

Technical Assistance Approach

The SECC will provide content expertise and evidence-based resources for guiding the development of a statewide model for teacher and leader evaluation, including defining teacher and leader effectiveness, determining metrics of effectiveness, and aligning educator evaluation outcomes with professional learning. 

Impact
  • Increased capacity to measure effectiveness of EL support systems for schools and districts 
  • Improved organizational structures and processes
Project State(s)

Project Updates

Most Recent Update: 2018 | October

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) team shared the English Learner (EL) Professional Development (PD) Plan stakeholder survey draft and sample infographics developed at American Institutes for Research with the Title III office in October. At that time, SECC requested a meeting to work on next steps. SECC staff shared the sample infographics with the Title III office to give them ideas for showcasing the department's EL PD support system. The infographic the state develops will serve as a convenient reference for stakeholders when providing survey feedback.  

In November, SECC will have a follow-up meeting with the Title III staff to discuss the survey and steps that need to occur to disseminate the survey.

 

Previous Updates:

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) team shared the English Learner (EL) Professional Development (PD) Plan stakeholder survey draft and sample infographics developed at American Institutes for Research with the Title III office in October. At that time, SECC requested a meeting to work on next steps. SECC staff shared the sample infographics with the Title III office to give them ideas for showcasing the department's EL PD support system. The infographic the state develops will serve as a convenient reference for stakeholders when providing survey feedback.  

In November, SECC will have a follow-up meeting with the Title III staff to discuss the survey and steps that need to occur to disseminate the survey.