LAA E-series: LA Model Foundations

This series of virtual workshops is intended for those unfamiliar with the LA model or who may be interested in starting an LA program. Those who are familiar with the LA model are welcome to participate, and it can be helpful to bring a colleague with you who is new to the model.

There are two pathways, one for LA program coordinators/directors and one for faculty. After completing the series, participants will be well-versed in the essential elements of the LA model, including the weekly prep sessions and pedagogy course, will understand the resources and benefits of being a member of the LA Alliance, and will have a strong foundation to start, develop, and grow their own LA program. See below the sessions that are included in each strand and where to find more information. 

LA Program Coordinators

  • Essential Elements of the LA Model: May 11, 2023 (10:00-11:30 AM MDT)
  • Nuts and Bolts of Building, Growing, and Sustaining an LA Program: April 21, 2023 (8:30 - 10:00 AM MDT)
  • What is the LA Pedagogy Course and Why is it Necessary?: April 7, 2023 (9:00-10:30 AM MDT); April 25, 2023 (11:00 AM-12:30 PM MDT)


  • Essential Elements of the LA Model: May 11, 2023 (10:00-11:30 AM MDT)
  • Transforming your Course with LAs: May 12, 2023 (10:00 AM MDT) 
  • What is the Weekly Prep Session?:  April 21, 2023 (12:00 PM MDT); May 12, 2023 (11:45 AM MDT)

Recent Events

2023 Southeast Regional LA Workshop

Join us as we explore the unique benefits and characteristics of Learning Assistant (LA) Programs as well as the positive impact LA programs have on students’ transition to college.  Participants will learn about best practices for incorporating LAs into a variety of classroom environments and explore strategies for effective faculty mentorship of LAs.  There will be opportunity to explore the pedagogy requirements of the LA model as well as time to meet and talk with experienced LA program leaders, faculty mentors, and student LAs. 

Where: Florida Gulf Coast University; Fort Myers, FL
When: February 25-26, 2023
Who: Faculty and Program Coordinators who are interested in working with LAs in their classrooms or developing their LA program
Registration Cost: $250 (Includes lunch Saturday/Sunday and light breakfast refreshments)
Registration and More information here


International LA Conference 2022 (ILAC): November 11-13, 2022

The Learning Assistant Alliance (LAA) is excited to host ILAC in-person again after 2 years of virtual conferences. More information regarding workshop topics and registration can be found here

  • Where: in-person at the University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, CO)
  • When: November 11-13, 2022
  • More Information: ILAC 2022 Website
  • Questions/Comments/Concerns: Email