|Classroom Support Toolbox
Last week the Department unveiled the Classroom Support Toolbox, which was created by teachers for teachers, to address the challenge of planning in a time of transition. As we prepare to implement the Common Core State Standards next year, the toolbox can serve as a teacher's first stop in planning what, when, and how to teach.
The Common Core State Standards are changing the way teachers and students engage in teaching and learning. As you explore the toolbox, consider your classroom and all of the possibilities to create a positive, rigorous, and exciting learning environment for your students.
In the coming months the Department will continue to add new content to the toolbox. All toolbox additions will be highlighted in this newsletter. Click here to view a video introduction to the toolbox.
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Nominate Louisiana Teacher Leaders by March 15th
Districts should submit one district application (including their teacher, principal, and district staff nominations) by March 15. Districts and schools should use this guidance to determine the best teachers and leaders for this group, including:
- More specific guidance on the projected role of Teacher Leaders
- Specific teacher qualifications that schools should consider as they select their Teacher Leader
- Considerations for districts in building their full Teacher Leader team
- Specifics on what the state will fund to support this initiative
Review how many teachers, principals, and district staff each district is allowed to nominate.You can find this updated guidance on the Teacher Leader pages in the district and teacher toolboxes. If you have additional questions regarding the Louisiana Teacher Leaders please email firstname.lastname@example.org.