Professional Associations, Tools, and Conferences


AETC 2024 Conference

The 2023 Alabama Educational Technology Conference is being held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL on June 14-16, 2023. Click here to register now!

MEGA 2023 Conference

This year’s conference is a week-long, in-person event that provides attendees with opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions, participate in in-depth training sessions, and learn from leading experts across the education spectrum. Click here to register!

Professional Tools

ACCESS Virtual Learning

ACCESS Virtual Learning (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, and Students Statewide) is an education initiative of the Alabama Department of Education.

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Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)

The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative, commonly referred to as AMSTI, is the Alabama Department of Education’s initiative to improve STEM teaching statewide, including improvements in the individual, as well as the integrated, STEM subjects.  Its mission is to support Alabama educators and students in learning STEM through doing STEM.

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Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM)

Alabama Science in Motion is the high school science component of the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative.

ASIM is a partnership between universities and high schools in Alabama.

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Alabama Technology in Motion (ATiM)

Technology in Motion provides job-embedded professional development for teachers to promote the use of technology in teaching and learning. The program offers services, materials, and training that support teachers’ professional growth in effective teaching practices, the creation of technology-rich learning environments, and project-based learning.

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Alabama’s Teacher Growth Program

The Alabama Teacher Growth Program (ATGP) promotes continuous monitoring of the teachers’ ability to support the implementation of Alabama Core Teaching Standards (ACTS), improve instructional practices, seek professional supports, and increase student performance.

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ALSDE Identity Management (AIM)

Single sign-on Identity Management

The ALSDE Identity Management (AIM) portal is the one-and-only site to manage your ALSDE identity. All ALSDE-developed web applications use AIM credentials, meaning you only have to remember one email address and password to access all of your authorized applications.

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Office of School Improvement

The role of the Office of School Improvement (OSI) is to provide differentiated support to Alabama's K-12 public schools and districts in implementing high-leverage, evidence-based continuous improvement strategies and initiatives.

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Request for ACT WorkKeys Basic Skills Assessments

The ACT WorkKeys system from ACT™ is designed to measure and aid improvement of basic workplace skills in all kinds of workplaces, including schools.

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Teacher Certifications

Teacher Certification is responsible for ensuring that academic requirements for certification approaches are met, background clearance requirements for professional and support staff are satisfied, and that all test requirements are met for issuance of certificates.

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We Teach Alabama - Teacher Resources

Resources for your teaching journey.

If you’re just starting out on your path to becoming a teacher in Alabama, you’re bound to have a few questions. With this helpful list of FAQs, you can spend less time wondering and more time working toward your goal.


Professional Associations

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Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The organizational purpose of the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics is as follows: to provide a vehicle through which teachers and other educators can work individually and collectively for the improvement of classroom instruction; to provide publication and services; to provide a forum for the discussion of new developments in mathematics; to provide an opportunity for sharing innovative classroom experiences and evaluation trends in the teaching of mathematics.
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Alabama School Library Association

The purpose of the Alabama School Library Association is to promote the effective use of school library resources, spaces, and professional expertise.

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Alabama World Languages Association
The mission of the Alabama World Languages Association is to motivate educators to contribute to and to advocate for improved world language education for all students at all levels.
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National Education Association

The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union and the largest white-collar representative in the United States. It represents public school teachers and other support personnel, faculty and staffers at colleges and universities, retired educators, and college students preparing to become teachers.