Webinar: Practical Teacher Development
Tools and Resources for Louisiana School Leaders
Thursday, March 16 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. CST
Finding time for teachers to come together, plan, and receive feedback can be especially challenging at small schools and systems. At Instruction Partners, we know leaders need practical supports to help teachers plan and deliver excellent and equitable learning experiences.
Directors of Instructional Support Golda Sharpe and Eliza Meinig are excited to invite you to this virtual learning event for Lousiana school leaders that aligns with the LDOE’s Professional Learning Roadmap.
Elizabeth Ramsey, Senior Managing Director of Program Services, will guide the audience through our Professional Learning Conditions and Practices, discuss the research behind the resources, and provide guidance about using the tools to implement and strengthen professional learning structures. She’ll also share tools and resources that you can take back to your schools to help you support your teachers in practical ways.
Your hosts and facilitator
Golda Sharpe, Director of Instructional Support
Golda is a former high school math teacher and math department chair in a turnaround school district. She went on to become her district’s first math instructional coach and she has also served as a Senior Instructional Coach for school districts across the states of Mississippi and Alabama. Now a resident of New Orleans, Golda holds a Master’s degree in Education and Economics. Her educational experiences and background support her approach of tackling challenges within school networks by integrating best practices with practical approaches.
Eliza Meinig, Director of Instructional Support
Eliza began teaching in Denver after completing her Master’s in education at the University of Colorado, Boulder. After three years as a Science and Social Studies teacher, she moved to New Orleans in the summer of 2006. Being immersed in the post-Katrina restructuring of the public education system was a sobering and eye-opening experience that strengthened Eliza’s appreciation for the grit and spirit of the city and its people and her commitment to working towards equitable educational access for all students. Over her 12 years in New Orleans, Eliza has worked in education as a literacy coach, ELA teacher, and a reading interventionist.
Elizabeth Ramsey, Senior Managing Director of Program Services
Elizabeth has spent five years at Instruction Partners leading the design and implementation of our core service model to help our team provide support for partners that is research-based, content-specific, and practical.
Before joining Instruction Partners, she worked at TNTP, where she partnered closely with school districts in implementing large-scale academic change, primarily centered on academic strategy, curriculum adoption and implementation, and leadership development.