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LAE Teaching and Learning Center


        

Improving student learning for all students is a central part of the LAE's mission. Ensuring great schools through supporting great teaching is crucial to the success of our schools. LAE members build, own, and lead in a number of areas to improve the quality of teaching and learning through our Teaching and Learning Center.

*CUSTOMIZED LEARNING

  • The professional development you need and want.

Upcoming Events

October 19 Blended Learning: Anti-bullyand Sexual Harassment  REGISTER
October 19-20 Praxis Facilitator training  REGISTER
November 1-2 Jumpstart  REGISTER

 


Workshop offerings

MICRO-CREDENTIALS: THE PATHWAY TO PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FREEDOM! 

 

What is a Micro-Credential?
A micro-credential is a short, competency-based recognition that allows an educator to demonstrate mastery in a particular area while earning college credit. Micro-credentialing allows you to create your own learning journey based on your interests, career goals, skills, as well as the specific needs of your students, school, and district. You can study when it’s convenient for you, alone or with your peers, and unlike “sit-and-get” certifications, micro-credentials are awarded based on demonstrated mastery of the subject matter, not just for showing up.

CLICK HERE for a list of current micro-credential stack offerings.

 


BLENDED LEARNING

  • Anti-bullying
  • Sexual harrassment

FACE-TO-FACE TRAININGS

  • Learn with peers at your school or in your association local. Call the Teaching and Learning Center to schedule a class for your area on the following topics:​​​​

       1. LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ELEMENTARY TEACHER MENTOR TRAINING

          Are you interested in... 

  • Increasing your career opportunities?
  • Assisting new teachers with classroom challenges?
  • Working with other Louisiana teachers in a statewide training course? 

         If so, The LDOE Elementary Mentor Teacher training led by The Teaching and Learning Center facilitators may be for you.

         Participant criteria:

  • Must be a Louisiana certified teacher
  • Must have a record of high-quality classroom instruction
  • Must be able to develop positive relationships with colleagues
  • Must havea record of completeing professional responsibilities
  • Must be available to complete ALL sessions (dates provided below).

      Training sessions:

  • October 15: Understanding Instructional Shifts in Mathematics  
  • October 16: Mathematics Instructional Shifts in Practice
  • November 4: Coaching to Facilitate Productive Math Discourse
  • January 21: Mentoring for the Instructional Shifts in ELA
  • January 22: Writing and Planning for Co-Teaching/Interventions and Difficult Conversations
  • February 17: Supporting Speaking and Listening
  • February 18: Reflecting on Mentoring practice


      ***PLEASE NOTE: Tuition is $300. This does not include lunch, final assessment ($175) or travel costs.  

      CLICK HERE TO APPLY

      Participants must also submit the following documents to Dr. Suzanne Harris (sharris@lae.org)

     2. SMARTSTART CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

        Curriculum teaches best practices on:

  • Developing a Positive Classroom: Strategies for getting to know students, getting them to trust each other, and building a safe space for taking academic risks.
  • Procedures, Routines, and Reinforcement: Create procedures and develop classroom management plan.
  • Basic Instructional Techniques: Elements of lesson planning, instructional approaches, and effective questioning.
  • Classroom Management Basics for a Smoothly Flowing Class: Teaches about using non-verbal signals, the practice of giving effective directions, and strategies for managing transitions.
  • Teacher Communication Style and Interactions: Attendees learn about their personal communication styles and how students, administrators, other teachers, and parents may perceive it.
  • Home and School Communication: Examine how parent teacher communication is perceived. Learn tips for dealing with angry or confrontational parents.
  • De-escalation Strategies: Learn what actions influence student behavior, how student responsibilites can redirect behavior, and how  they play a part in improving student behavior.

     3. CULTURAL COMPETENCY: RECOGNIZING DIFFERENCES AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

      Curriculum focuses on:

  • Identifying Bias: Expectations toward race and diversity. 
  • Identify Similarities and Differences: Examine ways that people have shared life experiences and different life experiences. Identify shared values.
  • Intersectionality: Learn how labels limit relationships.  
  • Unconscious Bias: Attendees learn how to consciously move past unconscious bias.
  • Equity Literacy; Identify policies that limit opportunities for some students.


    4. PRAXIS PREP SESSIONS

  • Day-long study sessions geared toward helping teachers learn about the key concepts and strategies needed to pass the Praxis.

   

    5. TRAUMA-INFORMED INSTRUCTION

      Curriculum focuses on:

  •     Teaching participants about how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can cause trauma and impact student learning and strategies that they can use to help students to thrive.

 

     6. BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT DE-ESCALATION STRATEGIES

      Curriculum focuses on:

  • Practical tips to prevent and de-escalate incidents with students.
  • How actions and reactions influence beahvior.
  • How student responsibilities offset behavior.

 

     7. NBCT JUMPSTART

  • Two/Three-day training offers attendees a chance to learn about each component of National Board Certification and its requirements in a collaborative, supportive environment. 

 

    8. SECONDARY TRAUMA

      Curriculum focuses on:

  • Ways to care for students impacted by trauma, how this can impact teacher well-being, and how de-stress strategies can improve personal health.

 

    9. SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

     Curriculum focuses on:

  • Strategies for building a safe space for taking academic risks and engaging students in establishing rules.
  • How to implement practices for a culturally responsive classroom.
  • Identifying types of family engagement that can improve student learning.
  • Tips for parent-teacher conferences and improving relationships with families.
  • Strategies to reinforce student behavior that can held reduce behavior incidents.

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