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Earning

Professional Learning Units

(PLUs)

Through

Approved

Professional Study

Winter 2010

slide2

Presented By

Alabama

State Department of Education (SDE)

Leadership and Evaluation Unit

Gordon Persons Building

Room 3323

P.O. Box 302101

Montgomery, AL 36130-2101

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Assistance

Chris Wilson

SDE Leadership & Evaluation - Content

(334)353-8646, cwilson@alsde.edu

Telena Madison

SDELeadership & Evaluation - Website/Technology

(334)353-5230, tmadison@alsde.edu

SDE Teacher Education and Certification

(334) 353- 8567

SDE Technology Initiatives, STI PD

(334)242-9594

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Information

Visit

Select

ACLD Professional Study (PS)

Application and Resources

http://www.alex.state.al.us/leadership

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Today’s

Focus

Alabama Council for Leadership Development

(ACLD)

Maintaining Instructional Leader Certification

Earning Professional Learning Units

Approved Professional Study

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Appointed By

State Superintendent of Education

Serve Three-Year Staggered Term

Members

Superintendents

Central office instructional leaders

Principals

Assistant principals

Teachers

Supported by

SDE Leadership and Evaluation Unit

Alabama Administrative Code

290-4-3-.01

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Alabama

Standards for

Instructional Leaders

  • Planning for Continuous Improvement
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Human Resources Development
  • Diversity
  • Community and Stakeholder Relationships
  • Technology
  • Management of the Learning Organization
  • Ethics
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Preceded by RationaleHas several Key IndicatorsKey Indicatorsare written as Knowledge or Ability Statements

Each Standard

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Alabama Standards for

Professional Development (abridged)

  • Organize adults into learning communities
  • Require knowledgeable and skillful school and district leaders
  • Provide resources
  • Use disaggregated student data
  • Use multiple sources of information
  • Prepare educators to apply research
  • Use learning strategies
  • Apply knowledge about human learning and change
  • Provide educators with collaborative skills
  • Prepare educators to understand and appreciate all students
  • Deepen educators’ content knowledge
  • Provide educators with knowledge and skills to involve families and stakeholders
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Approved

Professional Study

  • Fully addresses
  • Alabama Standards for Instructional Leaders
  • Completely aligns to
  • Alabama Standards for Professional Development
  • Approved two ways
  • ACLD
  • Local education agency (LEA) superintendent
  • Applies to
  • All educators maintaining instructional leader certification
  • Only method to earn Professional Learning Units
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ACLD Approved

Professional Study

Who may apply?

Agencies/organizations/associations/groups

Vendors/private providers

Local education agencies (LEAs)

Others

How do you apply?

Complete and submit an

ACLD Professional Study Application

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE !!

On Leadership Website

How is a professional study application approved?

ACLD reviews and approves each application

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LEA Approved

Professional Study

  • LEAs may provide approved professional study.
  • LEAs may approve professional study provided by other entities.
  • LEAs are not required to submit locally approved professional studies to the ACLD and/or SDE.
  • LEAs may use any ACLD forms/applications in developing/implementing locally approved professional studies.
  • The ACLD and SDE will provide technical assistance upon request.
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Reminder

Reminder

LEAs are not required

to submit locally approved

professional studies to the

ACLD or SDE for approval.

Local Education Agencies

are not required

to submit

locally approved professional study to the ACLD for

review or approval.

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Professional Learning Unit

(PLU)

  • WHAT IS A PLU?
  • Content driven, long-term
  • Fully addressesthe Alabama Standards for Instructional Leaders
  • Completely alignedto the Alabama Standards for Professional Development
  • Earned upon completionof approved professional study
  • Replaces the continuing education unit (CEU)
  • WHO MUST EARN A PLU?
  • All educatorselecting to maintain their instructional leader certification
  • HOW WILL PLUs BE RECORDED?
  • Software Technology Incorporated, Professional Development (STI PD)
  • For approved college courses to earn PLU credit, official transcripts must be submitted (in sealed envelopes) from the institution.
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PLU Requirements

  • To maintain instructional leader certification, five PLUs must beearned over a five-year certification cycle.
  • At least two PLUs must be earned from ACLDapproved
  • professional studies.
  • Two PLUs may be earned from an LEAapproved professional study.
  • The fifth PLUmay be earned fromprofessional studies approved by either the ACLD or the LEA.
  • WHEN DID THIS BEGIN?
  • 2009
  • A method for transitioning from CEUs to PLUs over a
  • five-year period is in place.
  • Complete conversion to PLUs anticipated by 2014.
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Important

Approved Professional Study

and

Professional Learning Units

  • AREdirectly related to an individual’s instructional leader certification.
  • ARE NOTrelated to an individual’s position, role or place of employment.
instructional leader
Instructional Leader

Includes anyone holding a valid Alabama certificate in

one or more of the following areas:

  • Superintendent
  • Superintendent-Principal
  • Principal (any grade level)
  • Educational Administrator
  • Supervisor (any subject and/or grade level)
  • Administrator of Career and Technical Education
  • Instructional Leader
obtain a certificate copy
Obtain A Certificate Copy
  • Submit a Duplicate Certificate Request (Form DUP)
  • Submit a $30 fee to the SDE
  • If employed by an LEA, the LEA will have Form DUP
  • All individuals, regardless of employment, may obtain Form DUP by going to the SDE website at www.alsde.edu.

-Click on Sections

- Select Teacher Education and Certification

- Select Publications

- Select Forms

- Select Form DUP and download

  • Directions for completion of form and fee submission are included in Form DUP
additional certificate access information
Additional Certificate Access Information
  • Individuals may also access their certificate information at www.alsde.edu.
  • Once there, go to Teaching in Alabama on the Home Page.
    • There is no charge for this method of access.
    • Individuals will not obtain another certificate.However, their certificate information is available at this site.
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ACLD APPROVED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Winter 2010

State Department of Education

Alabama Math, Science, & Technology Initiative

  • Standards 1 & 2

Alabama Reading Initiative

  • Standard 2

Curriculum/Instruction–Making Middle Grades Work

  • Standard 1

Federal Programs - Coordinators

  • Standard 7

Federal Programs - English Language Learners

  • Standard 2

Federal Programs – School Improvement

  • Standard 1
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ACLD APPROVED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Winter 2010

State Department of Education

Leadership/Edvantia, Incorporated

Shared Leadership

Re-culturing for Student Success

  • Standards 1 & 5

Leadership/Federal Programs

Alabama Leadership Success Academy

  • Standard 1

Leadership/Evaluation – EDUCATEAlabama

  • Standard 7
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ACLD APPROVED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Winter 2010

Agencies, Associations, Organizations

Alabama Association of School Boards

  • Standard 1

Alabama Education Association

  • Standards 1,2,4, 5, 6, & 7

Alabama Reading Associaton

  • Standard 2

Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools

  • Standards 1,2,3,4,6, & 7

School Superintendents of Alabama

  • Standards 6 & 7

School Superintendents of Alabama/A+

  • Standard 1

School Superintendents of Alabama/Apple Inc.

  • Standard 6
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ACLD APPROVED

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Winter 2010

Other Entities

e-Learning for Alabama Educators

AL Public Television/State Department of Education

  • Standards 1 & 6

Education Leadership Center for the Wiregrass

  • Standards 1,2, & 7
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ACLD APPROVED

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Winter 2010

Private Providers

Curriculum Advantage, Inc.

  • Standard 2

Education & Assessment Solutions, Inc.

  • Standard 2

Information Transport Solutions, Inc.

  • Standard 6
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ACLD APPROVED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Winter 2010

Local Education Agencies

Auburn City

  • Standard 1

Blount County

    • Standard 2

Cleburne County

    • Standard 2

Cullman County

    • Standards 1 & 5

Elmore County

    • Standard 2
  • Ft. Payne City
  • Standard 2
  • Gadsden City
  • Standard 7
  • Lawrence County
  • Standard 1
  • Phenix City
  • Standards 2 & 6
  • Shelby County
  • Standard 1
  • Vestavia Hill City
  • Standard 7
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More ACLD Approved Studies Now Available Go to http://www.alex.state.al.us/leadershipClick onACLD Approved Professional Studies
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Why might

an LEA

seek

ACLD approval

instructional leadership professional study application ilpsa online management system

Instructional Leadership Professional Study Application (ILPSA)Online Management System

To view ACLD approved professional study applications, follow the steps listed below:

 Go to https://www.leadershipalsde.com

Select, the Search link

Select, the Fiscal Year 2009, under the Public Application Search section

Then, click the button to populate the list

Next, select the View Application link

Then, select View/Print Entire Application link to see all content

Search

to request an account select the contact acld link

To request an account, select the Contact ACLD link.

Be sure to check the box and enter the provider’s name.

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No

Does a person have to earn one PLU

eachyearduring a five-year

certification renewal cycle?

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May a person carry-over

PLUs from one five-year

certification cycle to the

next cycle?

No

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How many PLUs must be earned from an ACLD approved professional study over a five-year certification renewal cycle?

Two

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Are PLUs required to be

earned from a locally approved

professional

study?

No

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What if a person moves or

changes positions while

participating in an approved

professional study?

Continued participation in an

approved professional study may be determined

upon agreement between the participant, and former/current employers.

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Are there approved professional studies

for persons not employed in

Alabama public school systems?

Yes !

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Individuals Outside Alabama

Public School Systems

Other Entities

Outside AL

Univ./Colleges

Private Sector

Retired

Agencies/Orgs.

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May PLUs be earned

from college course credit

received from

institutions of higher education

(e.g., online, out of state) that are not

part of Alabama’s university redesign?

Not from ACLD/SDE approval,however . . .

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May PLUs be earned

from college course credit

received from

institutions of higher education

(e.g., online, out of state) that are not

part of Alabama’s university redesign, if

a local superintendent approves this coursework?

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Education specialist or doctoral level administrative coursework completed at institutions outside of Alabama may be used as a PLU onlyif the course is approved by the Alabama superintendent or headmaster.

No more than three PLUs approved by the local superintendent may be used towards the renewal of a certificate in administration and/or supervision.

Note

All coursework at Alabama institutions that have been approved for use as a PLU

(through the SDE) can be found at http://alex.state.al.us/leadership.

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Approved Professional Study Status

Since the Last ACLD Review

Date of Last Review = 1/12/10

Approved = 57

Pending = 11

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ACLD **APPROVED

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

**

The Alabama Council for Leadership Development (ACLD) and the Alabama State Department of Education (SDE) do not endorse any groups, organizations, associations, agencies, individuals, private providers, vendors, and/or any other entities that submit Professional Study (PS) Applications for ACLD approval to earn Professional Learning Unit (PLU) status.

ACLD approval is strictly for the content and delivery of the professional study provided through the application process.

to participate in acld approved professional study
To Participate In ACLD Approved Professional Study
  • Preview the approved professional studies (PS) on Leadership & Evaluation website.
  • Contact the provider listed by each PS you find of interest.
  • The provider should assist by providing:
    • Additional information on the PS
    • A method/means to register for the PS
    • Assistance/facilitation during the PS
    • Documentation of successful completion of PS to earn professional learning unit(s) through Software Technology Incorporated, Professional Development (STI PD)
to participate in locally approved professional study
To Participate In Locally Approved Professional Study
  • Contact the person responsible for professional development at your local education agency (LEA) central office.
  • Determine if locally approved professional study is available to you.
  • Participate, as applicable, and as allowed by your local superintendent and/or supervisor.
  • Upon successful completion of locally approved professional study:
    • Ensure participation is documented through STI PD, in accordance with local policies.
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FAQ Memorandum

January 13, 2009

from

State Superintendent of Education

Joseph B. Morton

  • Points to Remember
  • Questions asked by over 4,200 Alabama educators
  • Responses were compiled from the ACLD and SDE
  • Applies to individuals holding a valid Alabama instructional leader certificate
  • FAQ Document is marked DRAFT, January 13, 2009
    • Responses may be subject to changeas new instructional leader certification and the approved professional study process is refined.
    • YOU MAY COPY !!
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Note

PLUs for Education Specialist & Doctoral Courses

September 1, 2009

SDE Memorandum to Deans of Education

Go to:

Click on:

Questions about graduate courses

to earn a Professional Learning Unit

http://www.alex.state.al.us/leadership

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More

Questions

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Thank you

for your time !