Professional Development
Readiness Courses Institute

Readiness Courses Institute

Readiness Courses Institute Brochure

Megan Root
Manager, Readiness Courses and Policy, School Improvement

SREB Readiness Courses Institute

July 16-19, 2014
Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, Tennessee

An institute on teacher development for the SREB Readiness Courses. Powerful, free courses to teach students the skills they need to learn and think independently after high school, as they transition to college and careers.

Which students?
SREB Readiness Courses are designed for high school students who, by their junior year, score slightly below the college readiness level on state or national tests.

Which teachers?
The courses are designed for highly effective teachers, with some experience teaching the target group of students, who are open to new teaching styles and delivery models.

Which standards and tools?
The courses are grounded in the Common Core College and Career Readiness anchor standards in literacy and math, utilizing hybrid in-class and online approaches including Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Math Design Collaborative (MDC) strategies to help students reach deeper learning.

How to attend?
SREB is offering this Institute for teachers and principals who commit to these conditions upon registration.
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1) Offer Literacy Ready or Math Ready in the 2014-2015 school year, either as a year-long course or a semester course on a block schedule.

2) Commit the schools’ highly effective teachers to pilot courses — preferably teachers who have experience with teaching to college-readiness levels.

3) Guarantee participation of principal in assisting teachers and helping evaluate each course’s effectiveness.

4) Participate in follow-up training throughout the year with SREB staff and consultants online and in-person.

5) Submit electronically teacher lesson surveys, student surveys, classroom and testing data void of student identifiers only for an evaluation study of the success of the course. The results will be used to make improvements for future editions of the courses.


Accommodations at the Opryland Resort

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Readiness Course Institute

Early Registration (extended to May 30!) $250 check/$260 credit card

Regular Registration (after May 30)
$270 check/$280 credit card
Readiness Course Institute + College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference

Early Registration (by May 30) $400 check/$410 credit card

Regular Registration (after May 30) $450 check/ $460 credit card

The first 100 registrants to the Institute will receive a $1,000 stipend!*

* Stipends will be awarded based on agreement to the five conditions above. Stipends can be used to cover the costs of registration, travel, hotel and per diem. Stipends will be awarded to the first 100 registrants that meet these conditions. Checks will be given to those registrants on the last day of the Institute, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Teachers who have attended previous SREB Readiness Course teacher trainings (July 2013 or December 2013) are not eligible for the stipend. For more information on the Institute and eligibility for the stipend, please visit

The Readiness Course Institute will be held in conjunction with SREB's annual High Schools That Work summer Staff Development Conference. Learn more about the summer conferences >


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