Teacher Institutes for Advanced Study

maptiasFrom 1985 to 2010, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities provided thousands of Louisiana’s elementary, middle and high school teachers an opportunity to participate in FREE seminars that challenge teachers to discuss and think critically and intensively about history, literature and other traditional and developing disciplines in the humanities. These Teacher Institutes for Advanced Study shared a mandate to enhance content-based humanities education in the state’s classrooms.

Due to reductions in state funding beginning in 2011, LEH leadership was compelled to announce the suspension of the Teacher Institutes for Advanced Study program.

TIAS Testimonials:

“These seminars are great for teachers in respect to content, time, effort, and, of course, money. It amazes me that someone will pay me to read! This is my first experience but not my last.”

Teacher participant, Ruston

“I believe they are the best professional development opportunities available anywhere at this time. I look forward to attending one next summer.”

— Teacher participant, Bossier City 

“These programs, without a doubt, will empower teachers, and the end result will be students receiving quality instruction.”

— Teacher participant, New Orleans