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. 

October Teacher Leader Support Calendar

The Louisiana Department of Education is offering a variety of virtual and in-person trainings for Teacher Leaders October. These events are designed to foster collaboration and provide support and tools to help teachers plan, instruct and reflect on student learning. Click here for the full October calendar.

Register for a Regional Teacher Leader Collaboration Event

Would you like some more support around assessments? Register today for the upcoming Regional Collaboration meetings the week of October 20! These meetings will take place in Baton Rouge (10/20), Lake Charles (10/21), Alexandria (10/22) and Bossier (10/23). Each meeting has a limited number of spots, which will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

In these meetings you will learn about the content and format of the 14-15 Louisiana end of year assessments and practice using the new and improved EAGLE system to create interim assessments aligned to the end of year assessments. For more information about these collaboration meetings including dates, locations, times and how to register, please click here.

Teacher Leader Meetings with Superintendent John White

Superintendent John White would like to invite you and your colleagues to join him for a Louisiana Believes tour event in your area. During these meetings the Superintendent will share his thoughts on our academic goals as a state. In addition, he would like to hear your feedback and ideas on how the Department of Education can best support you in your classrooms.

As some of Louisiana's strongest educators and those who work directly with our students, your opinions, perspective and experience matter to us. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about and contribute to the direction of education in our state. Click here for more information about the Teacher Leader meeting closest to you. No RSVP necessary. Bring a friend!

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 Leaders please contact louisanateacherleaders@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
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Grade 12 Virtual Book Club Schedule Download
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Teacher Leader Advisor Applications Open

Teacher Leader Advisors play a critical role in instructional support across the state. For two years, this group of diverse educators has provided guidance to the DOE on educator support, helped create all new ELA and math support resources, and led state-wide training for teachers. The application for this group is now available here. Strong educators interested in creating the next round of resources should apply by August 15. A fully complete application should be submitted to LouisianaTeacherLeaders@la.gov by that date. 

July Content Trainings

Registration for the Teacher Leader Summer Content Institutes (in July) is now open. These two-day, content specific institutes will be held around the state the last two weeks of July. Registration details were sent directly to each district's Teacher Leader Point of Contact. Check out the following materials to learn more:


We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Teacher Leader Summit will be held in conjunction with the Superintendents Collaboration Meeting  at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. District cohorts of Teacher Leaders will attend June 3-4, and Superintendents and their District Leadership Teams will remain for the Collaboration Meeting on June 4-5.


Registration is now closed for the June Teacher Leader Summit. Detailed registration instructions and an overview of the event including the list of session options have been shared with each district’s Teacher Leader Point of Contact.    


The Department will pay for registration and training costs as well as breakfasts and lunches during the events. Districts are responsible for all travel costs associated with the events. There are many hotel options in the area, and participants can begin making their reservations now. We have compiled a list of hotels that are offering a discounted rate in conjunction with the event. Districts should consider reserving a block of rooms for their cohort and ask for a discounted rate, mentioning the state events.


Please direct all questions about the Teacher Leader event to LouisianaTeacherLeaders@la.gov and questions about the Superintendents Collaboration event to DistrictSupport@la.gov.

June 2014 Summit Materials

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



2014-2015 TEACHER LEADER Math and ELA Professional Development

As part of the effort to provide increased, intensive support to Louisiana educators, the Department of Education is providing over 6,500 seats for professional development in ELA and math this summer.  The Department’s Teacher Leader professional development will focus on supporting educators to plan, instruct and assess using Louisiana’s math and ELA standards. As a reminder, districts are only able to send members of their teacher leader cohorts. 

Review this guide for an overview of all 14-15 Teacher Leader summer and virtual PD opportunities.

Please direct all questions to LouisianaTeacherLeaders@la.gov.

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