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Register for These K–12 Professional Learning Sessions

Effective teacher practice is refined through a structured, collaborative effort among teachers within the school system.

The Dana Center offers professional learning sessions for both mathematics and science teachers and school and district leaders. Below you will find our current professional learning opportunities.

Interested in partnering with the Dana Center to bring a specific professional learning opportunity to your district or campus? Fill out this form so we can discuss your needs.


Open Professional Learning Sessions

Session Name Dates and Location description
Mentor Teacher, Elementary

Ruston, Louisiana

  • Days 1-2: June 15-16, 2020
  • Days 3-5: July 20-22, 2020
  • Days 6-7: October 26-27, 2020
  • Days 8-9: December 7-8, 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Days 1-2: June 3-4, 2020
  • Days 3-5: July 6-8, 2020
  • Days 6-7: October 19-20, 2020
  • Days 8-9: December 3-4, 2020

Registration opens April 2020. Additional dates or locations may be added based on demand. Click here if you’d like to be emailed when registration opens or if additional dates or locations are added.

Mentor Teacher cohorts will engage in a nine-day sequence of trainings. During these trainings, the Mentor Teachers will:

  • Deepen their understanding of the role of a mentor;
  • Gain knowledge and skills to effectively serve in that role; and 
  • Facilitate the mentoring cycle to support growth for fellow educators.
Mentor Teacher, Secondary Universal

Ruston, Louisiana

  • Days 1-2: June 15-16, 2020
  • Days 3-5: July 20-22, 2020
  • Days 6-7: October 26-27, 2020
  • Days 8-9: December 7-8, 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Days 1-2: June 3-4, 2020
  • Days 3-5: July 6-8, 2020
  • Days 6-7: October 19-20, 2020
  • Days 8-9: December 3-4, 2020

Registration opens April 2020. Additional dates or locations may be added based on demand. Click here if you’d like to be emailed when registration opens or if additional dates or locations are added.

Mentor Teacher cohorts will engage in a nine-day sequence of trainings. During these trainings, the Mentor Teachers will:

  • Deepen their understanding of the role of a mentor;
  • Gain knowledge and skills to effectively serve in that role; and 
  • Facilitate the mentoring cycle to support growth for fellow educators.
Math Content Leader, Elementary

Ruston, Louisiana

  • Days 1-2: June 4-5, 2020
  • Days 3-5: July 29-31, 2020
  • Days 6-7: September 28-29, 2020
  • Days 8-9: November 9-10, 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Days 1-2: June 1-2, 2020
  • Days 3-5: July 6-8, 2020
  • Days 6-7: September 24-25, 2020
  • Days 8-9: November 5-6, 2020

Registration opens April 2020. Additional dates or locations may be added based on demand. Click here if you’d like to be emailed when registration opens or if additional dates or locations are added.

Math Content Leader cohorts will engage in a nine-day sequence of trainings. During these trainings, the Math Content Leaders will:

  • Deepen their understanding of math content and pedagogy;
  • Gain knowledge and skills to effectively implement a Tier 1 Curriculum; and
  • Facilitate high-quality learning experiences for fellow educators.
Math Content Leader, Secondary

Ruston, Louisiana

  • Days 1-2: June 4-5, 2020
  • Days 3-5: July 29-31, 2020
  • Days 6-7: September 28-29, 2020
  • Days 8-9: November 9-10, 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Days 1-2: June 1-2, 2020
  • Days 3-5: July 6-8, 2020
  • Days 6-7: September 24-25, 2020
  • Days 8-9: November 5-6, 2020

Registration opens April 2020. Additional dates or locations may be added based on demand. Click here if you’d like to be emailed when registration opens or if additional dates or locations are added.

Math Content Leader cohorts will engage in a nine-day sequence of trainings. During these trainings, the Math Content Leaders will:

  • Deepen their understanding of math content and pedagogy;
  • Gain knowledge and skills to effectively implement a Tier 1 Curriculum; and
  • Facilitate high-quality learning experiences for fellow educators.

Science Content Leader,
K–8

Ruston, Louisiana

  • Days 1-4: July 13-16, 2020
  • Days 5-6: October 5-6, 2020
  • Days 7-9: December 2-4, 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Days 1-4: July 6-9, 2020
  • Days 5-6: October 12-13, 2020
  • Days 7-9: December 7-9, 2020

Registration opens April 2020. Additional dates or locations may be added based on demand. Click here if you’d like to be emailed when registration opens or if additional dates or locations are added.

Science Content Leader cohorts will engage in a nine-day sequence of trainings. During these trainings, the Science Content Leaders will:

  • Deepen their understanding of science content and pedagogy;
  • Connect that knowledge to the practical implementation of high-quality curricular resources; and
  • Facilitate high-quality learning experiences for fellow educators.
Science Content Leader,
6–12

Ruston, Louisiana

  • Days 1-4: July 13-16, 2020
  • Days 5-6: October 5-6, 2020
  • Days 7-9: December 2-4, 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Days 1-4: July 6-9, 2020
  • Days 5-6: October 12-13, 2020
  • Days 7-9: December 7-9, 2020

Registration opens April 2020. Additional dates or locations may be added based on demand. Click here if you’d like to be emailed when registration opens or if additional dates or locations are added.

Science Content Leader cohorts will engage in a nine-day sequence of trainings. During these trainings, the Science Content Leaders will:

  • Deepen their understanding of science content and pedagogy;
  • Connect that knowledge to the practical implementation of high-quality curricular resources; and 
  • Facilitate high-quality learning experiences for fellow educators.