• Welcome to the Professional Development Web Page 




    Due to the school closure for the rest of the 2019-20 school year, all professional development sessions have been canceled through that time period. Thank you for your laser focus on creating engaging virtual instruction for all your students. Currently no district-credit professional development sessions are available and we are not offering district credit for any out-of-district learning opportunities right now. So, for now, just keep focused on the main thing. There will be plenty of learning opportunities for everyone once the school year is complete.

    When we know more clearly how the summer and next school year will be structured we will provide professional development information. Thank you for your patience and for taking such good care of your students and staff.

    Stay safe.

    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