Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL)
Administrators must be knowledgeable in curriculum and instruction, be skillful in data gathering and analysis, be able to set goals, be skillful in conducting effective conferences, have team-building skills and conflict resolution skills, and have mentoring and coaching skills. In order to meet these expectations, Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) was developed. This three-day, research-based, and engaging training is required for teacher appraisers and is the co-requisite for the Texas-Teacher Evaluation Support System (T-TESS). Administrators who have an ILD Certification will not be required to take AEL. If you have any questions regarding AEL, please contact Jeff Smith.