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Aspiring Leaders program prepares Central Louisiana educators for leadership positions

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Aspiring Leaders program prepares Central Louisiana educators for leadership positions

2016 class is largest in program history

Central Louisiana educators have begun a three-year journey that will prepare them for leadership positions in their schools and school districts. The educators in August started Aspiring Leaders, a leadership institute administered by The Orchard Foundation and funded under The Rapides Foundation’s Education Initiative. The Aspiring Leaders curriculum was developed specifically for Central Louisiana by the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership.

Orchard Foundation named as partner in national network

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Orchard Foundation named as partner in national network

100Kin10 network aims to grow STEM teaching force

The Orchard Foundation has been selected as a partner in a national network that coordinates and accelerates efforts to bring 100,000 new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers into schools by 2021.

Educators complete Leading for Better Instruction program

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Educators complete Leading for Better Instruction program

Intensive training institute designed to better prepare leaders

Ten Central Louisiana educators completed Leading for Better Instruction, a vigorous, three-year training program to improve leadership skills, enhance classroom instruction and ultimately impact student achievement.

Cenla Educators attending Kagan Workshops in July

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Cenla Educators attending Kagan Workshops in July

The Kagan Cooperative Learning workshop will focus on cooperative learning in the classroom.

The Kagan Cooperative Learning workshop will focus on cooperative learning in the classroom. Teachers will learn structures to implement in the classroom to improve student engagement, rigor and collaboration. Kagan structures also help teachers manage their classroom and promote a positive classroom climate.
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