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Dr Leslie A Birdon

Curriculum Coordinator

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About Me

Educational History:


American College of Education                                 March 2023

Louisiana Tech University/Ruston Louisiana             30+  2007

University of Texas at Dallas/Richardson, Texas        MAT in Science Education 2001

Northwestern State University/Natchitoches, Louisiana      BS in Microbiology/Chemistry 1994


Degrees and Certifications:


EdD in Curriculum and Instruction (STEM Education)- Doctorate

30+ in Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Arts in Teaching Science Education

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with Chemistry and Mathematics Minor


LDOE Mentor Teacher

Level 3 Teacher Certification in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and General Science (Louisiana)

Secondary Science Composite Provisional Certification (Texas)

Gifted and Talented Endorsement (Louisiana)

Supervisor of Instruction Endorsement (Louisiana)

K-12th Principal Endorsement (Louisiana)

National Board Certification in Adolescence and Young Adulthood (Science)

Professional Development:

Mentorship Activities

2023 Rayna Harchar Outstanding Research Paper Award (LERA)

2023 LERA Local Education Agency Representative

2022- present PEER Educational Research Study Grant from National Science Foundation 

2017- 2019 Louisiana Department of Education State Science Teacher Leader Advisor

2015-2018 University of Louisiana at Monroe Supervisor of Student Teaching

2015-2018 District Science Teacher Leader (Ouachita)

2012-2014 SCRL Literacy Coordinator

2009-2012 TAP Master Teacher for East Feliciana Parish

Advocacy and Leadership Activities

2015-2018 Science Department Head for Ouachita Parish

2015-2018 Louisiana Every Student Succeeds Act State Implementation Team

2014-Present National Board Certification State Leadership Team

Professional Development Presentations

2023 “Teacher Perception on Implementing Inquiry-Based Learning to Underrepresented STEM Populations” National American Educational Research Association Conference- Chicago, Illinois

2023 “Empowering Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce through Literacy Initiatives” Louisiana ACT Summit- Louisiana State University- Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2023 “Teacher Perception on Implementing Inquiry-Based Learning to Underrepresented STEM Populations” State Louisiana Educational Research Association Conference- Lafayette, Louisiana

2022 “Engaging Students Using Digital Notebooks and Journal Writing“ Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators- New Orleans, Louisiana

2020 “Developing a Reading Literacy Initiative through STEAM” National Science Teacher Association Conference- Boston, Massachusetts (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

2019 “Creating Culturally Diverse Classroom for All Student in Science” National Science Teacher Association Conference-St. Louis, Missouri

2018 “Understanding the Science Scope and Sequence to Plan Daily Instruction 6-8: Full Day Session” Louisiana Department of Education- 2018 Teacher Leader Summit- New Orleans

2018 “Webinar Series on Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom for Student Achievement” Louisiana Association of Educators- Statewide

2017 “Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Praxis I” Louisiana Association of Educators- Statewide

2017 “Train the Trainers-Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Praxis I” Louisiana Association of Educators- Baton Rouge

2017 “Train the Trainers- Closing the Achievement Gap through Culturally Responsive Classrooms” Louisiana Association of Educators- Baton Rouge

2017- “Preparing Veteran Teachers through National Board Certification Jumpstart” Louisiana Association of Educators-Baton Rouge and Shreveport

2016 “Thinking Outside the Box: Effective Questioning Techniques for Engaging Students” LSTA/LMTA Joint Conference- Louisiana

2016 “Effective Scaffolding for Engaging Students in Active Conversation through Socratic Seminar” LSTA/LMTA Joint Conference- Louisiana

2015 “Impacting Scientific Thought through Questioning” LSTA/LMTA Joint Conference-Louisiana

2015 “Engaging All Students in the Writing Process through Scientific Inquiry” LSTA/LMTA Joint Conference- Louisiana

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