Alabama Continuum for Teacher Development
The Alabama Continuum for Teacher Development is based on the five Alabama Quality Teaching Standards. The Continuum articulates a shared vision and common language of teaching excellence to guide an individual’s career-long development within an environment of collegial support. It is a tool for guiding and supporting teachers in the use of reflection, self assessment, and goal setting for professional learning and growth.
Specifically, the Continuum is intended to support meaningful reflective conversations among teachers, mentors, coaches, and administrators. It supports teachers in setting professional goals and pursuing professional development to reach those goals. It also serves as a focus for teacher preparation institutions and pre-service candidates. The Continuum is one component of a comprehensive program of support for the ongoing development of teaching practice. While it provides guidance in the gathering of formative data upon which to reflect, it is not intended as an evaluation or observation instrument.