The East Baton Rouge Parish School System Department of Curriculum and Instruction is a premier learning environment devoted to understand the many diverse methods and practices of teaching. The Curriculum and Instruction Department places a heavy focus on Professional Development.
The purpose of Professional Development is to provide the focus and structure needed to best address the professional learning of our teachers and leaders. The instructional expertise of our district, school, and teacher leaders will build the capacity of all educators within the system in order to grow all students.
Professional development activities will take place throughout the school year. Specific events and activities will be showcased bi-weekly in the department’s official newsletter, G.P.S.P.D. The Superintendent’s Leadership Institutes, Teacher Leader Learning meetings, as well as each core curriculum’s professional development Framework outline the dates of workshops throughout the year, although additional dates will be added based on need.
Digital Curriculum Resource Logins & Links
Parent, Family and Community Engagement includes several different forms of participation in education and working with our schools. Parents can support their children’s schooling by attending school functions and responding to school obligations (parent-teacher conferences, for example). Parents can become more involved in helping their children improve their schoolwork by providing encouragement, arranging for appropriate study time and space, modeling desired behavior (such as reading for pleasure), monitoring homework, and actively tutoring their children at home.
Outside the home, parents can serve as advocates for the school. They can volunteer to help out with school activities or work in the classroom. Or they can take an active role in the governance and decision making necessary for planning, developing, and providing an education for the community’s children. Parents are a child’s first teacher.
Community Resources for Parents
Academic Distinction Fund
8550 United Plaza Blvd. Suite 301
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 922-4560 | fax (225) 922-4562
Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge
2356 Druscilla Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 216-7474 | fax (225) 216-7977
Jamie Tindle, Executive Director
Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge
323 E. Airport Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Dena Morrison, Executive Director
Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge
4727 Revere Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 927-9810 | fax (225) 924-7175
Rene Taylor, Executive Director
Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
Delmont PK-K Center
5300 Douglas Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 356-1221 or (225) 355-2106 office
(225) 338-9371 or (225) 359-6515 fax
Bernadette Joiner, Coordinator
Resources for Schools
How to Establish a PTO
Presentation for Staff Development
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System designed the Innovation Network to improve historically low-performing schools by accelerating progress and implementing evidence-based transformational strategies.
The 13 schools now under this umbrella will experience a more comprehensive plan for innovative school design through autonomous governance, accountability for all, professional development for all educators, a robust approach to teaching and learning, and a collective vision focused on preparing students for opportunities beyond their high school years.
Many factors come into play when we examine why a school is chronically low-performing; educator instructional capacity gaps, student mobility, socio-economic circumstances, high student and educator absenteeism, lack of human and school resources, etc. It is the goal of our school system to address each of these elements head-on in order to provide a high-quality and equitable education for all students. However, the most important unit of change we can impact is daily classroom instruction.
To ensure school-based accountability and sustainability of this transformational work, the district established a Community Advisory Panel (CAP). The CAP engages leading members of the local community and permit a specialized focus on these schools.
The goal is to have each Innovation Network school achieve, at a minimum, a School Performance Score (SPS) growth of four SPS points and grow in line with the 75th percentile growth of all Louisiana schools of the equivalent level and grade annually.
The Innovation Network creates opportunity and constructs for all 13 schools to use increased autonomy to find individualized paths to excellence, commit to high-quality curriculum implementation, and a resolve to hold all adults accountable for improved student results. The Innovation Network school leaders will engage in comprehensive and student-driven professional development with a focus on data-driven strategies to turn around school performance. Through the implementation of high-quality curriculum, leadership development, instructional coaching, and stakeholder engagement, The East Baton Rouge Parish School System expects to see a complete metamorphosis of the historically low-performing schools.
Innovation Network Schools
Claiborne/Howell Park Elementary
Park Forest Elementary
Villa Del Rey Elementary
North Banks Middle
Park Forest Middle
Glen Oaks High