The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is supporting the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) with the co-development of a strategic plan for establishing a statewide system of support (SSOS) for professional development. The SECC is continuing to support the state with scaling up PD efforts.
The SECC is facilitating meetings with state education agency (SEA) staff from across the agency and members of the Alabama Professional Learning Committee (APLC) to look at professional learning being provided to districts and schools and to devise a cohesive framework for providing professional learning opportunities to educators in the state. The SECC will share resources and expertise with the department and APLC that support the design of evidenced-based professional learning and evaluation of services.
Increased state education agency (SEA) and local education agency (LEA) knowledge of evidence-based school improvement strategies and materials in the state's most challenged schools and districts
SEA consensus on elements of SSOS plan (improved intra- and inter-organizational relationships)
A structured system for providing support to low-performing districts/schools
Processes for monitoring the effective implementation of the SSOS for low-performing schools