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Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL)

Advancing Educational Leadership (formerly known as Instructional Leadership Development or ILD) training is a three (3) day, state-developed training designed to prepare school leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary for instructional leadership.  AEL will address the following areas:
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Data Gathering and Analysis
  • Goal Setting
  • Effective Conferencing Skills
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Team Building Skills
  • Teacher Coaching and Mentoring

Please note that AEL is a co-requisite (must be completed prior to conducting observations) for T-TESS appraiser training.


This training supports Professional Goals for the following T-PESS Indicators:  

2A, 2B, 2C 3A, 3B, 3C 4A, 4B 5A


Register through Connect20

Fee: $500 for 3 days of face-to-face/virtual training

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