2023-24 Best Practices for Louisiana Schools

These trainings are designed to support schools and school leaders in adopting the essential components that drive teacher and student growth.

About the Best Practices for Louisiana Schools

The 2023-24 Louisiana Best Practices initiative is designed to support schools in adopting the essential components that drive professional and student growth. The Louisiana Department of Education has partnered with the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching to develop two Best Practices:

  • Instructional Leadership Teams
  • Teacher Collaboration

While all CIR schools are required to participate in the Instructional Leadership and Teacher Collaboration training sessions, all schools in Louisiana can participate in this opportunity to support implementation of these essential practices. Through these practices, all educators and their students reap the awards of strong leadership practices and teacher collaboration.

The Best Practices trainings are divided into two levels: Level 1 is for educators who did not complete that Best Practice training in 2021 or 2022, while Level 2 is for educators who are ready to expand on the foundation they learned during their previous Level 1 trainings.

Districts are encouraged to discuss with their school teams sessions they would like Instructional Leadership Team members to attend. ILT teams can consist of up to 5 educators. 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. The schedule of sessions is available by clicking the button on the left side of this screen.

More Information

The Best Practices training also includes an accompanying online portal and three 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.

View tips for maximizing the support offered in the Louisiana Best Practices Trainings here.

Interested in learning more? Please reach out to Patrice Pujol (ppujol@niet.org) or Theresa Hamilton (thamilton@niet.org).