• Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) is organized to facilitate participants' recognition of the connections and relationships between and among the major functions or strands of school leadership, thus the emergence of five conceptual themes:

    • Creating Positive School Culture
    • Establishing and Sustaining Vision, Mission, and Goals
    • Developing Self and Others
    • Improving Instruction
    • Managing Data and Processes

    The seven strands align to the principal standards established by TEA. As compared to the five conceptual themes of AEL, the strands are a more discreet articulation of what successful school leaders must know and be able to do:

    • Team Building
    • Effective Conferencing
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Goal Setting
    • Data Gathering and Analysis
    • Teacher Coaching and Mentoring
    • Curriculum and Instruction


    Region 15 hosts AEL training each summer; you can find dates and registration information about the training on the Workshops page.

    For more information, visit the statewide Advancing Educational Leadership website: https://ael.education