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The Division of School Improvement within the Office of Teaching Learning exists to provide differentiated and targeted support to school systems and leaders in the implementation of LDOE School Improvement Best Practices.

Department Priority: Cultivate High Impact Systems

Focus Area: Differentiated and Targeted School Assistance

School Improvement is a systematic approach by which schools employ evidenced-based best practices to increase educator effectiveness and student achievement. This work is grounded in the Department's Believe to Achieve priority of cultivating high-impact systems, structures, and partnerships.

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School Support Institutes

School Support Institutes build the instructional capacity of school-based instructional leadership teams by providing the most current and relevant professional learning to establish and maintain coherent, well-organized instructional programs that meet the diverse needs of all students.

School Support Institutes Overview and Registration 2023-2024

School Support Institutes Overview and Registration 2024-2025

To view venue details, parking guidance, session pre-work information, and zoom links for virtual sessions, please visit the SSI 2023-2024 Logistics page.

Louisiana Best Practices Trainings

Louisiana Best Practices Trainings for ILT & Teacher Collaboration are offered to systems for leadership team members who have not completed the Level 1 and 2 foundational trainings. These are offered in both virtual and regional on-site sessions.

2023-2024 Louisiana Best Practice Trainings Level 1 & 2 Registration

School Improvement Best Practices

Instructional Leadership Team

Teacher Collaboration Support

Teacher Standards Supports

Instructional Leadership Teams (ILT) consist of leaders who serve in various capacities within the school who engage in collaborative actions to build capacity and make decisions to improve teaching and learning.

Teacher Collaboration (TC) promotes teacher development by providing teachers with weekly, job-embedded learning that is facilitated by a skilled educator to meet the needs of students.

Teacher Standards Support involves the use of a set of standards that inform and measure teaching skills, knowledge, and responsibilities.

Principal Standards Support

Career Pipeline Support

Principal Standards Support involves the use of a set of standards that define, inform, and measure excellence in school leadership.

Career Pipeline denotes an intentional system for identifying and utilizing site-based teacher leaders to improve teaching and learning in all classrooms.

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