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Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) (Zoom)
AEL-Fall 2020

The Texas Education Agency & ESC-Region 13 have collaborated to design a new professional development training - Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) - that serves as the mandatory prerequisite to the course designed to prepare administrators for certification as appraisers of teachers(T-TESS).  AEL is one of the three components of systems approved in the Commissioner's Rules (AEL, Teacher Appraisal & Administrator Appraisal).

Important Note: In order to receive AEL certification, participants must attend all three days of the Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) Training within each training series.   

*Please ensure your calendar is clear before registering for this series.  Make-up sessions will not be provided.

**Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) certification is a mandatory prerequisite for Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) certification.


Assistant Principal
Campus Administrator
Campus Level Staff - Professional
District Administrator
District Level Staff - Professional
T-TESS Appraiser

Important Session Information:

The goal of AEL is to provide practical and relevant examples from the field of education with a balance of research to allow participants to engage in the challenges faced by 21st century school leaders.  This three-day training is highly reflective and offers multiple opportunities for participants to develop a deep understanding of the conceptual connections across five themes & seven strands interwoven in the AEL design.


Dimension 1.1: Standards and Alignment, Dimension 1.2: Data and Assessment, Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 1.4: Activities, Dimension 2.1: Achieving Expectations, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise, Dimension 2.3: Communication, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation, Dimension 2.5: Monitor and Adjust, Dimension 3.1: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures, Dimension 3.2: Managing Student Behavior, Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture, Dimension 4.1: Professional Demeanor and Ethics, Dimension 4.2: Goal Setting, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development, Dimension 4.4: School Community Involvement; Standard 1 - Instructional Leadership, Standard 4 - School Culture

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(21) CPE
(21) Contact Hours
Recommended Event Titles
T-TESS Appraiser Training (3-Day Series)
3 sessions
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Terri Escandon
Esther McCarthy
Monica Jaloma
Date Location
10/7/2020 8:00 AM - 10/9/2020 5:00 PM REGION 19 ESC, Online Session

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