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.


The 2015 Teacher Leader Summit will offer over 200 sessions covering a variety of topics related to helping educators set goals, plan for instruction, execute high-quality lessons, assess student results, and use data to improve student and teacher performance. Sessions will focus on ELA, math, early childhood education (ECE), special education, social studies, science and an assortment of topics related to school and district administrators. Please note that sessions and session information are subject to change. Final sessions and session descriptions will be released on May 19, 2015.

Teacher Leader points of contact should consider the sessions being offered when making decisions about which Teacher Leaders should register for the Summit. Please contact louisianateacherleaders@la.gov with any questions.

Submit a Video for Teacher Leader Summit

This year’s Teacher Leader Summit opening ceremony will include a video showcasing a few of the outstanding accomplishments of teachers and students from around the state. We hope that you will consider taking this opportunity to celebrate the hard work and achievements of your classroom or a colleague’s classroom.

Please follow these instructions and guidelines very carefully to ensure that your video meets the requirements. Videos must be emailed to louisianateacherleaders@la.gov by Friday, April 24.


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.

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.