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The Alabama Best Practices Center works to help teachers and administrators develop the competence, commitment, and courage to do whatever it takes to improve student learning.




Pike Road Portfolios: Empowering Primary Kids to Lead Their Own Learning

The way our children are learning is changing, write this trio of educators in the Pike Road Schools system, but our job as educators will always be the same. It’s “to empower every student to become the best version of themselves: proud, passionate, and prepared.” They believe student-driven digital portfolios are the path to that empowerment.

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An IP Story: Jill Edwards’ Journey Home to Harlan

The growth of the Instructional Partner “movement” in Alabama is truly remarkable. This school year we’ll feature some individual stories to highlight the impact and ripple effect of this explosion in professional learning. Here’s our first, from former IP Jill Edwards, now assistant principal at Harlan Elementary in Florence City Schools.

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