• Welcome to the Professional Development Web Page 


    PD Info Update May 3, 2021


    Because we are not quite ready to launch PowerSchool Professional Learning, but we are ready to have participants start Professional Learning courses in Schoology, we will be utilizing Eduphoria Strive for course registration this spring. Courses will be added to the Euphoria Strive system over the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience. 


    PD Info Update March 5, 2021


    Alief is changing professional learning registration platforms. We will start using PowerSchool Professional Learning in April. Instructions for using the new platform will be shared once the system is fully functional. Until then, we can all focus on the Main Thing! In Alief ISD, the Main Thing is excellent instruction in every classroom every day. The 2021-22 school year calendar was approved by the board earlier this month. The calendar drives the annual district PD hour requirement. For 2021-22 the district requirement will be 14 hours as it has been in past years. In 2020-21 that requirement was only 7 hours. It will return to 14 hours for the 2021-22 PD year which will end on February 28, 2022. Thank you for all the flexibility you have shown this school year and all the learning you have done to maintain our classrooms as the excellent learning environments Alief has always provided for students. 


    PD Info Update December 10, 2020

    Are you interested in taking the TExES ESL Certification Exam #154? There is now a self-paced exam preparation course available in Schoology. Click on the link on the left of this screen: ESL Certification Support Course for information on the course and what to do once you have successfully completed the exam.


    PD Info Update November 13, 2020

    If you were unable to earn 7 hours of district PD credit between March 1, 2020 and today, there are still several options for you to learn information that will benefit your students. The options are available for registration through Eduphoria and include information about the credit being applied to 2020-21 PD year annual requirement. All other PD processes for the 2020-21 year are still in place and outlined below.


    For information about how to make online professional learning effective click this link 

  • Purpose

    The goal of the Professional Development Department is to increase student achievement by providing a rich variety of brain-friendly learning resources for all Alief staff members. Teachers who know more have students who know more. A big part of a teacher's job is to continuously learn and become an even better teacher for even more students.
    Tracee Grigsby-Turner, Ed.D. - Coordinator of Professional Development
    Tracey Birchard - Professional Development Specialist and Department Secretary
    Eduphoria SchoolObjects website - https://alief.schoolobjects.com

    Contact Information

    Email: grigsbyt@ga.aliefisd.net
    The Professional Development Office is located in the Administration Building:
    4250 Cook Road
    Houston, TX 77072

    Timeline Information


    Earning Professional Development hours for the 2020-2021 school year started on March 1, 2020 and this year, our goal is for all Alief staff members to fulfill their PD (or comp time) requirement by December 18, 2020. While the deadline this year is earlier than in past years, the requirement has been reduced from 14 to 7 hours. 

    All teachers and campus based professional staff (not campus administrators) are required to earn 7 hours of professional development this year. 

    Campus-based Paraprofessionals are required to earn EITHER 7 hours of professional development or 7 hours of comp time, or a combination of both.

    All educators certified after the year 2000 are required to earn 150 hours of Texas SBEC CPE credit every five years in order to renew their certification with the state. Administrators are requried to earn 200 hours in each five year period. 


    Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (TTESS)

    TTESS Rubric


    Need to Request GT Credit for a Session?

    Click here to Request GT Credit for a Professional Development session you have entered into Eduphoria