Addressing Disproportionality in Alabama Public Schools
Professional Development Guidelines (Lee vs Macon)

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 Presentation

Directions

  1. Click the link or copy and paste into the URL window to download and view the presentation with notes. - Addressing Disproportionality in Alabama Schools .

Component Two

Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

Directions:

  1. Review Navigating an IRIS STAR Legacy Module https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/resources/website-navigation-videos/
  2. Classroom Management (Part 1): Learning the Components of a Comprehensive Behavior Management Plan. https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/beh1/
     ASSESSMENT Use a word document or your own paper to answer questions 1-5. Follow LEA requirements for submitting assessment documents. https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/beh1/  
  3. Classroom Management (Part 2): Developing Your Own Comprehensive Behavior Management Plan https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/beh2/#content
     ASSESSMENTS
    1. Once you have completed PERSPECTIVES & RESOURCES return to page 9 to develop your own action plan. Follow LEA requirements for submitting assessment documents.
    2. Use a word document or your own paper to answer questions 1-5. Follow LEA requirements for submitting assessment documents. https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/beh2/cr_assess/#content  

Component Three

Directions to Access Make Sense Strategies Graphic Organizers

The Make Sense Strategies Graphic Organizers that are referenced in the Lee Vs. Macon professional development are available to all Alabama teachers to use freely. They are copyrighted, so they may NOT be posted to the internet, but they can be shared on the intranet (i.e. within Alabama school districts). Editable copies of all of the graphic organizers can be accessed by Shelby County Schools teachers through the Shelby County Schools Shared Server via the public (P) drive. To access, follow the steps below.

  • Log into the SCS network from a computer at school
  • Click on the folder icon at the bottom of the computer screen
  • Click on the drive titled SHARED (\\TNOCSDC120\120\SCBOEPUB) (P:)
  • Open the file "Faculty Share” then "LeeVsMacon”
  • Open the folder titled "DoNotOpenFolder" (it's OK to open!!)
  • Editable copies of all of the graphic organizers are located in this file.
  • Before editing or changing any graphic organizer, save a copy of the file to your personal drive in the Shelby County Schools Server (it will be labeled with your login name).

Component Four

Makes Sense Strategies (MSS) Training

Directions

  1. Go to the Alabama State Personnel Development Grant website Makes Sense Strategies Professional Development http://www.alspdg.org/makessense_strategies_training.html 
  2. Follow the detailed instructions to complete the MSS video series PD
  3. Part 4 of this site is “Teacher Assessment”. Answer each question then save and print. Give this to your administrator and he/she will print your Certificate of Completion.
    • Please keep your Certificate of Completion in a safe place. You will be responsible for this document and it is required for employment in any school district in Alabama.

 

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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