The Louisiana Department of Education partnered with NIET for the 2021-22 school year to provide the Best Practices for Louisiana Schools, and this training and support is being offered again during the 2022-23 school year. The Best Practices opportunity supports schools in leveraging five essential components that drive professional and student growth:
- Instructional Leadership Teams
- Teacher Collaboration
- Teaching and Learning Standards
- Principal Standards
- Career Pipeline (Teacher Leadership)
Registration and Dates
Registration is open for all districts who have statements of work with NIET. Additional instructions on how to register are sent to districts upon completion of the agreement with NIET.
Districts are encouraged to connect with their school teams to discuss which sessions they would like Instructional Leadership Team members to attend. Please note that sessions are capped to allow for facilitators to better engage with individual educators. Specific dates are available on a first come, first served basis.
Click here for more information about general session dates. General sessions are facilitated virtually. Districts who have contracted with NIET to receive on-site training will confirm their dates separately.
While all CIR and UIR-A schools are required to participate in the Instructional Leadership Team Support and Teacher Collaboration Support training sessions, all schools in Louisiana can participate in this opportunity to support implementation of these essential practices through training sessions during summer 2022.
The Best Practices training also includes an accompanying online portal and two days of onsite and/or virtual coaching as follow-up support to the training, which NIET can customize based on individual goals. Schools have the option to add more follow-up days to support them in applying what they’ve learned. Learn more about onsite support options here.