Louisiana Teacher Leaders

Welcome to the Louisiana Teacher Leaders! We believe that teachers know best what students need. When they work together with other teachers, they are best positioned to improve student learning. 

January Teacher Leader Collaboration Event

Our January Teacher Leader Collaboration Event will take place in Baton Rouge (1/26), Lake Charles (1/27), Alexandria (1/28) and Bossier (1/29). Participants will have the opportunity to attend sessions on ELA and math instructional strategies, the recently released social studies and science practice tasks, and the PARCC practice test. Interested participants must register through Coursewhere by 9 AM on Thursday, January 22. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

For more information about these events including the sessions that will be offered and how to register, please click here.

For questions related to this event, please contact louisianateacherleaders@la.gov. To be added to the Teacher Leader newsletter distribution list, please complete this very brief form.

October Teacher Leader Collaboration Event

At October's Teacher Leader Collaboration Event, Teacher Leaders shared information about this year’s end of year assessments and how to use the guidebooks and EAGLE to help teachers in our journey to prepare students for the upcoming testing and for career and job readiness. Click here for the session materials.

Teacher Leader Advisors

We are pleased to announce our Teacher Leader Advisors for the 14-15 school year. This year’s Teacher Leader Advisors are a diverse group of 90 talented educators from across the state representing every region of the state. For a complete list of 14-15 Teacher Leader Advisors, please click here.

Last year this group created and provided reviews of numerous instructional resources including the ELA and math Guidebooks, and led over 4000 educators at the Teacher Leader Summit in June. This year this group will work together to lead in-person trainings for over 10,000 teachers, review over 700 instructional materials, create over 650 high quality items and tasks for EAGLE, and lead over 200 Virtual Book Clubs.

We couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to work alongside this dedicated group of Louisiana educators.

For questions related to Teacher Leaders or Teacher Leader Advisors, please contact louisianateacherleaders@la.gov.

2014-15 Teacher Leader Fall Support Calendar

The Department of Education will continue providing increased, intensive support as educators head back to the classroom this fall. Click here for a description of each type of support as well as a calendar for September showing when they will take place. All of these trainings and supports are optional and open to all district Teacher Leaders. 

Math and ELA Virtual Teacher Support 

To support educators with the ELA Guidebooks and the Eureka math series during the school year, the DOE will provide ongoing, grade specific, monthly support. For all questions or concerns on the information below please email LouisianaTeacherLeaders@la.gov

ELA Guidebook Virtual Book Clubs: 

Need help using the ELA guidebooks? Make sure to participate in the Virtual Book Clubs led by Louisiana educators! Each grade level module will guide you through using the guidebook assessments and lessons to ensure that students are making sense of complex texts to write and speak about them. You can use the Virtual Book Club recorded modules independently or during staff development. Learn more about how to access the modules here. 

Eureka Math Webinar Series: 

District representatives can register their teams for the Teach Eureka video series here. As a reminder, the Department is providing six individual registrations to all interested districts. Listing specific users is not a requirement of the registration process; this step can be completed later. Videos are scheduled to be available beginning August 19, 2014 and instructions for accessing the videos are distributed at the completion of registration. In place of registering individual users, districts may elect to apply their discount toward the purchase of a school or district license.

For additional information, contact programsupport@commoncore.org.

Grade K Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 1 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 2 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 3 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 4 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 5 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 6 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 7 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 8 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 9 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 10 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 11 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
Grade 12 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
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June 2014 Summit Materials

To access the session materials for the June Summit, go to the Teacher Leader Library here.