Professional Development
For Teachers, Principals and Counselors


Making Schools Work Conference

Annual conference, formerly known as the High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference, for K-12 teachers, counselors, principals, technology center directors and state and district education agency personnel.

Tennessee attendees at the July 2018 conference: 16>

College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference

Conference that focuses on literacy and mathematics tools and strategies. Teams of educators and school leaders explore disciplinary literacy strategies and formative assessment lessons that engage students in math.

Tennessee attendees at the July 2018 conference: 3>

Learning-Centered Leadership Program

Leadership preparation program that develops current or aspiring principals’ capacity to serve as effective instructional leaders who understand how to use data to locate and close gaps.

Tennessee attendees at the 2018 Annual Leadership Forum: 1>

Project-Based Learning in Career Pathway Courses

System of professional development, job-embedded coaching and virtual support that helps academic and CTE teacher teams design project-based assignments in middle grades schools, high schools and technology centers.

Sixteen Tennessee teachers and administrators from 12 schools, agencies or districts received project-based learning professional development, coaching and support services in 2018-19.

Teaching to Lead

Teacher preparation program that helps professionals from business and industry become career and technical education teachers. Intensive professional development and coaching supports teachers in planning instruction, engaging students, managing classrooms and designing standards-driven assignments.

One district in Tennessee will participate in professional development and training in 2018-19.