what is lead?
The lead fellowship provides professional development opportunities for educators to hone their craft, study education, and advocate on behalf of students.
who can join lead?
The lead fellowship is perfect for education professionals including teachers, principals, school administrators, paraprofessionals, and student teachers.
foundational vs. advanced
With a specific focus on teacher advocacy and understanding the key processes and factors that impact education, year one of the LEAD Fellowship is designed to help educators identify the shifts from great teacher to teacher advocate. With this foundational year successfully completed, Fellows may be invited back to participate in the Advanced LEADers series, wherein they will participate in or develop advocacy initiatives to address areas of interest.
The LEAD Fellowship provides a foundational year grounded in learning about teacher advocacy, current issues in education, and the structures and roles throughout policy and decision-making spaces. The intended outcome for those completing the initial year is greater knowledge, confidence, awareness, and intentionality in navigating and developing teacher advocacy.
The Advanced LEADers Series is available to those who have already completed at least one LEAD Fellowship and is by invitation only. Advanced LEADers will gain a deeper understanding of key educational initiatives and execute initiatives in areas currently affecting Louisiana’s students and educators.
MEET OUR FELLOWS
2022-2023 LEAD Fellowship Year at a Glance
Both Fellowships kicks off in November and include two virtual meetings before the end of the calendar year. The LEAD Fellowship will meet on the first Wednesday of every month while the Advanced Series will meet on the second Wednesday of every month. Since every meeting builds on the previous discussions, it is important that Fellows attend every meeting. There may be pre- and/or post-work for every month’s topic.
Both Fellowships conclude in April with an in-person event full of networking, discussions, meetings, share outs, and more.