PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


The Florida ALAS Professional Development Program plans, develops and provides exemplary professional development for all Florida ALAS members.   


FL ALAS is committed to delivering effective professional learning and developing professional learning opportunities that lead to effective and supportive leadership, and improved student results.


​professional development opportunities


Among the professional development services offered is the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops, the annual ALAS Education Summit, and other Florida ALAS-sponsored professional development initiatives.  


  1. The ALAS National Education Summit is one of the premiere professional events in the country.  Exciting and thought-provoking speakers provide presentations that offer many tangible take-aways for the seasoned administrator as well as the novice practitioner.
  2. The leadership needs of school and district leaders are also addressed through partnerships with Florida ALAS state affiliates and established national and regional networks.  
  3. Florida ALAS conferences and meetings are held at various times throughout the year to provide knowledge on critical issues facing the education community and the expertise to address them.  


These professional development opportunities are designed to give education professionals the very best training possible to assist them with their professional development and to help them improve teaching and learning.  












ASPIRING LEADERS ACADEMY


Leadership Development Services are augmented by the FL ALAS Aspiring Leaders Academy Program.  


Broward County Academy


The Broward Aspiring Leaders Academy puts teachers in a one-year intensive training program to help them become administrators and principals. The program is about to start its first year.  The program is a hands-on, real-life experience during which educators are matched with a coach and learn how to analyze data, conduct classroom observations, qualify for the District's LEAD Program, and assume the duties of full-fledged administrators.  Participants often work in internship-like jobs, essentially acting as assistant principals.  

Aspiring leaders must go through an interview process to be chosen for the academy.  When selected, they meet twice a month for instruction sessions where they hear tips from guest speakers such as principals, directors, and superintendent’s cabinet members.

The Broward County program is led by Mrs. Lourdes Gonzalez, Principal of Hollywood Hills High School.       ​


​FLORIDA ACADEMY


Similar to the Broward County Program, the Florida Aspiring Leaders Academy puts teachers in an intensive co-hort training program to help them become administrators and principals.   When selected for the academy, aspiring leaders meet for instruction sessions where they hear tips and receive instruction from guest speakers such as principals, directors, and other educational leaders.  ​

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