Professional Development Institutes for Educators
At the core of The Rapides Foundation's Education Initiative is the continued effort to build leaders in the field of education by offering a variety of institutes for Central Louisiana educators. These institutes consist of leadership training from the University of Washington's Center for Educational Leadership, and training from Kagan in their Cooperative Learning Strategies and Kagan Structures.
The Orchard Foundation, a local education fund that works with school districts, businesses and communities to improve educational opportunities in Central Louisiana, administers these institutes. The Orchard Foundation is funded by The Rapides Foundation. To learn more about these training institutes, contact The Orchard Foundation at 318-767-6561 or toll free at 800-804-8454.