• Welcome to the Professional Development Web Page 


    Virtual Learning PD Opportunity - March 31 through April 12

    We know our campus professionals are hard at work using all their technology knowledge to move our learning environment to a virtual platform. To recognize everyone's implementation of their technology learning, we are offering an opportunity to earn professional development district credit. Alief U participants will earn this district credit in the category of Meaningful Work.


    The link below takes you to the instructions on how to earn the credit as well as examples for a variety of levels and content areas.If you are a CAMPUS PROFESSIONAL and are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please be aware that it is time sensitive. It starts "after work" on Tuesday March 31 and ends on Sunday April 12. 


    Link to the Virtual Learning PD Opportunity






    Due to the school closure March 13 – May 3, 2020, all professional development sessions have been canceled through that time period. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

    Take good care.

    Tracee Grigsby-Turner, Professional Development Coordinator


    There have been some changes to Eduphoria recently. To register for Professional Development sessions select Strive after you log in and then select Available Courses. You can sort by date or alpha by course title. You can also search by Categories which is below the Credits search area, or you can close the Credits search area. Categories are only available if there is a course attached to that specific Category. Below is a link to a document with more detailed instructions and screen shots to help you navigate the new look of the system.

    Registering for Professional Development in Strive



    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 2019-2020 school year started on March 1, 2019 and will be closed on February 29, 2020.

    Campus-based Paraprofessionals are required to earn EITHER 14 hours of professional development or 14 hours of comp time (or a combination) between March 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020.

    All teachers are required to earn 14 hours of professional development each year. Teachers in years 1, 2 or 3 of Induction (Alief U) are required to follow their degree plan to earn their required professional development hours.

    Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (TTESS)

    TTESS Rubric


    Need to Request Tech Credit for a Session?

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


    Need to Request GT Credit for a Session?

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