Professional Learning in LEISD

  • Learn about our district Professional Learning Philosophy, How to Design & Facilitate Effective Learning Experiences & More!


  • Amanda BallAmanda Ball
    Director for Professional Learning & Advanced Academics
    972.947.9340 ext. 10604
    Brenda ValladaresBrenda Valladares
    Administrative Assistant
    972.947.9340 ext. 10712

Professional Learning Belief

  • " " In order to accomplish our mission to Engage, Equip and Empower each student to realize her or his full potential, we must provide quality Professional Learning opportunities for every LEISD FamiLE member so they can do the same.  We see it as our duty to build capacity in staff as instructional leaders and become the Destination District for teachers, administrators, specialists, administrative assistants, and support staff as well as students.  

    Little Elm ISD offers a wide variety of Professional Learning opportunities throughout the year in order to reach the needs of each staff member and remain in compliance with district, local, and state mandates.

    We are committed to provide ongoing staff development and professional learning to support the implementation of rigorous and engaging instruction district-wide.

Summer Learning Summit

  • Summer Learning Summit

    Little Elm ISD provides annual professional learning and a conference style event the first week of summer break that serves the learning needs of the entire district as well as local not for profit partner schools.  Valuable and relevant learning can be acquired during this opportunity in addition to job specific knowledge and skill development.  All sessions provided during Summit learning align to LEISD’s core values, mission, and district instructional cornerstones of Rigor/Relevance/Learner Engagement, Professional Learning Communities, and teaching the standards at the highest level of rigor.

    Teachers, campus and district administrators, content coordinators, specialists and other staff members are highly encouraged to attend learning year round and facilitate sessions at Summit. LEISD’s professional learning is designed to allow for choice and to build capacity within our own staff to create and deliver meaningful and timely professional learning.

Externships for CTE Teachers

  • Little Elm ISD is proud to support Career Technical Education (CTE) teachers with an Externship Program that allows teachers to participate in a two-day summer externship with local businesses. This Externship Program enhances the skills and industry knowledge of the teachers currently educating our future workforce.