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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:​​​​

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 have a record of completeing professional responsibilities
  • Must be available to complete ALL sessions (upcoming dates TBA)

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

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

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.

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.


PRAXIS PREP SESSIONS

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

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.

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT DE-ESCALATION STRATEGIES

Curriculum focuses on:

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

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. 

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.

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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