-LEI registration is now closed-


Expand your leadership skills at the Leading Educators Institute, June 20-24, 2016, the preeminent professional development opportunity for school teams, individual teacher leaders, and educators seeking the skills necessary to lead colleagues and students to success.

At the Leading Educators Institute (LEI), you will:

  • Collaborate with highly effective teachers from across the country
  • Hear from national experts on content- and standards-based instructional leadership
  • Design learning experiences for a range of learners that challenge historical inequities and injustices using Leading Educators' anti-bias framework
  • Learn to design job-embedded learning cycles that are aligned to rigorous learning standards
  • Develop leadership skills that support your ability to lead colleagues through learning cycles and develop teacher practice
  • Learn how to lead each stage of a Cycle of Professional Learning, which serves as a framework to build the skills and capacity of teacher leaders
  • Form digital content communities with participants in similar areas to share content and resources following the Institute


Schedule SUMMARY

Throughout the week, you'll learn both collaboratively and individually to develop teacher knowledge practice and deepen core content knowledge. Then, you'll put theory into practice by applying new learning through collaborative and iterative practice opportunities.

Monday, June 20 & Tuesday, June 21: Raising the Rigor of Content Instruction—Using cutting edge, research-based tools, teacher leaders and school teams engage with national experts in standards-based instruction. Working in role-alike teams, they leave with new insight on how to lead content-driven pedagogy to new levels of excellence.

Wednesday, June 22: Leading Towards Equity—Through powerful experiential learning, teacher leaders and school teams deepen their own self-awareness around equity and bias. They develop their identities as leaders who can powerfully communicate the connection between rigorous standards and equity. Participants also become familiar with Cycles of Professional Learning (CPLs). These job-embedded, content-specific cycles improve teacher practice and lead to successful student outcomes. Participants will begin to plan for direct application of this learning in their own school contexts.

Thursday, June 23: Planning Cycles of Professional Learning—Using the tools and experiences from the first three days of LEI, teacher leaders and school teams will adopt, adapt, and create CPLs for their owns teams. Participants will continue to plan for direct application of this learning in their own school contexts.

Friday, June 24: Practicing Cycles of Professional Learning—Participants will deepen their knowledge of best practices in adult learning facilitation and immediately apply these practices to their own CPLs. They will have the opportunity to practice delivering these cycles with the network of teacher leaders in the room, preparing them to lead their teams with confidence from day one of the school year.

Keynote Speakers

Ms. Brittany N. Packnett is a St. Louis native and Executive Director of Teach for America in St. Louis. She has taught elementary school, worked on Capitol Hill, and been a leader in protest and activism for racial and social equity. As such, she has been appointed to both the Ferguson Commission and President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Ms. Packnett joins us at LEI 2016 as an exemplar for Leading from the Core: focusing on equity, improving education, and dismantling the historical biases that hinder student achievement.



Sandra Alberti helped shape Common Core standards, and plays a crucial role in their implementation, as Director of the Field Impact team for Student Achievement Partners. Her work focuses on tools and resources that educators can use in the transition to a new curriculum. A former high school science teacher herself, Ms. Alberti has worked in schools, district level positions, and for the New Jersey Department of Education. Throughout, she has personified Leading from the Core in her commitment - at every level - to education for all.

How to Register

LEI Registration is now closed. Contact LEI@leadingeducators.org for additional questions and information.

Venue and Hotel

LEI2016 will take place at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70117).

Breakfast and lunch are provided daily.

The recommended hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans (300 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130). Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the venue daily from the hotel. You are welcome to make arrangements elsewhere and use the shuttle services from the DoubleTree. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging accommodations.

 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans


If you have questions about LEI, please contact the program team at LEIinfo@leadingeducators.org.

We're so excited for you to join us at Leading Educators Institute June 20 - June 24 in New Orleans, Louisiana!

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