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.


Please click here for the 2015-16 Professional Development Calendar. The department will be releasing additional information about these opportunities in late March. Please contact louisianateacherleaders@la.gov if you have any questions.


The Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) is looking for knowledgeable educators to share their resources and best practices with others around the state by designing and facilitating a session at the Teacher Leader Summit (June 4-5, 2015) at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

The Summit will bring together more than 5,000 educators and content experts from across the state to share their knowledge, learn new skills, and prepare for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. Sessions will cover a variety of topics such as setting goals, planning for and delivering high-quality instruction, assessing, and reflecting on results to foster student and teacher improvement.

The LDE is now accepting applications for Teacher Leaders, principals, and district personnel to design and present sessions at the Summit. If interested, please review and complete the application by March 18. If you have any questions, please email LouisianaTeacherLeaders@la.gov.

Save the Date: 2015 Teacher Leader Summit

We are pleased to announce that we will be expanding this year’s Teacher Leader Summit so that over 5,000 educators from across Louisiana can attend.

When: 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 4 through 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5
Where: Morial Convention Center in New Orleans
Who: Teacher Leaders, administrators, district leaders

Make sure you’ve saved these dates in your calendar. We will release more information about this event to districts and principals in early March.


At January's Teacher Leader Collaboration Event, Teacher Leaders shared information about math and ELA instructional strategies, the recently release social studies and science instructional tasks and the PARCC practice test. Click here for the session materials.

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
Virtual Book Club Information Download

June 2014 Summit Materials

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