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Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL)

formerly known as ILD
Advancing Educational Leadership (formerly known as Instructional Leadership Development) 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

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 face-to-face training; no online AEL training available.

AEL Certificate Lookup

Maru Falletich
(210) 370-5461
Shannon Allen
(210) 370-5481

The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) is a three-day training required for teacher appraisers along with Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) training.  As these trainings are concurrent requirements the trainings may take place in any order. 

Click on image below for T-TESS Appraisal Certification Training Details.