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Addressing Disproportionality in Alabama Public Schools
       Professional Development Guidelines
                 School Year 2018-2019


     Addressing Disproportionality in Alabama Public Schools Professional Development has three components that must be conducted annually for all newly hired teachers, administrators, evaluators, and others, as appropriate. Each LEA is responsible for facilitating Addressing Disproportionality in Alabama Public Schools training, maintaining a personnel training database, and verifying assessment documents for each of the three components

Component One:
Addressing Disproportionality in Alabama Public Schools Awareness Presentation

Directions:

  1.  Click the link or copy and paste into the URL window to download and view the
       presentation.
      
http://www.alsde.edu/sec/ses/Reports/Addressing%20Disproportionality%20in%20Alabama%20Schools%20%28Reader%27s%20Notes%29.pdf

Component Two:
Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
The IRIS Center Module Resources

Directions:
  1.Review Navigating an IRIS STAR Legacy Module
    
https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/resources/website-navigation-videos/navigating-an-iris-star-legacy-module/#content

  2. Classroom Management (Part 1):
      Learning the Components of a Comprehensive Behavior Management Plan.
     
      Work through the sections of this module in the order presented in the STAR
      graphic.
     
      Instructions for completing Section 5 Assessment.
      Use a word document or paper to answer questions 1-5.
      Follow LEA requirements for submitting assessment documents.

      Related to this module:
      Module Outline, IRIS & Adult Learning Theory, and Wrap-Around Content Map.
     
  3. Classroom Management (Part 2):
      Developing Your Own Comprehensive Behavior Management Plan

      Work through the sections of this module in order presented in the STAR graphic.

      Instructions for completing Sections 3 Perspectives & Resources Assessment.
      Once you have completed Perspectives & Resources return to page 9 to develop
      your own action plan. 
      Follow LEA requirements for submitting assessment documents.

      Instructions for completing Sections 5 Assessment.
      Use a word document or paper to answer questions 1-5.
      Follow LEA requirements for submitting assessment documents.

      Related to this module:
      Module Outline, IRIS & Adult Learning Theory, and Wrap-Around Content Map

      IRIS Center E-Newsletter
      https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/constant-contact-survey-form/
     

Component Three:
Makes Sense Strategies (MSS) Training
Trainees must have access to MSS software to complete the assessment.
MSS copyright agreement with Dr. Edwin Ellis, sole source author of MSS, and the Alabama State Department of Education.
Alabama Local Education Agencies (LEAs) have permission to duplicate and/or upload Makes Sense Strategies (MSS) software to a password protected employee intranet network designed solely for employees of the LEA.  Educators employed by an Alabama LEA have permission to duplicate MSS materials for use when teaching their students or providing Professional Learning and/or Trainings to their public-school colleagues in Alabama. It is a violation of the MSS copyright agreement for LEA recipients and users of MSS to provide public access to the software.

Directions:
 
1.  Click the link below to access the Alabama State Personnel Development Grant
       website.
      
https://alspdg.org/makessense_strategies_training.html    
  2.  Makes Sense Strategies (MSS) Professional Development. 
       Follow the detailed instructions to complete the MSS video series PD.

Professional Development Documents
Click the links to download the professional development documents.  Open each document; fill in the details and print.

ALSDE Professional Development Certificate
Individuals completing
Addressing Disproportionality in Alabama Public Schools professional development will receive a certificate from the LEA conducting the training. It is the individual’s responsibility to retain a copy of the professional development certificate.
https://alspdg.org/2013_docs/Addressing_Disproportionality_certificate.doc

Statement of Assurance form
The ALSDE requires all LEAs to complete the Statement of Assurance form and retain a copy on file for official use during Focused Monitoring visits.  LEAs are no longer required to send a copy of the Statement of Assurance form to the SDE.
https://alspdg.org/2013_docs/Assurance_Statement_%20FORM.doc

Note:  If you have problems with the certificate, download it to your desktop. Then open the certificate from the saved file.
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ALSDE Contact

     Theresa Farmer
    
tfarmer@alsde.edu




This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education."

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