Teachers in value added subjects will be receiving their value added data in June. In order to ensure the accuracy of this data, teachers should verify their rosters by this Friday, May 3rd. The Department has provided guidance on roster verification, and if you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
End of year Compass Reflection
At the start of the year, teachers set student learning targets to represent what students would accomplish this year. As the year comes to a close, teachers and principals should reflect on the extent to which students met these targets and what improvements a teacher can make for the coming year.
To facilitate reflections on what students achieved this year, the Department has released these additional resources for the Classroom Support Toolbox:
What planning resources are available to me? As we shift to more rigorous standards for students, our state is no longer using the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum that prescribes to teachers how to teach. Instead, teachers across Louisiana have developed sample year-long plansfor each grade level for math and ELA. In June, there will be sample unit plansavailable that fit with these long term plans. All of these plans are samples that should be adapted by teams of teachers to fit the needs of your specific students.
Who can help me with the planning process?There is one Louisiana Teacher Leader at every school in the state. All our state's Teacher Leaders participated in a two day training event this month. Your school's Teacher Leader is familiar with the Common Core State Standards, the related instructional shifts, and the resources in the Classroom Support Toolbox.
Save-the-Date: Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration
Please mark your calendar for the 7th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium on July 12, 2013. Click herefor more information and to register for the event.
Teacher Leader Resources
Find materials from the Teacher Leader eventhere and for videos resources click here.