Sep
18
8:00 AM08:00

Why Reading Growth Flatlines and What to do about it

TOSS ALI & Platinum Partner, Renaissance, brings Dr. Gene Kerns (Bio) to Tennessee to discuss Literacy

Why Reading Growth Flatlines and What to Do About It

According to leadership guru Jim Collins, “The real path to greatness requires simplicity and diligence” and that we learn “to eliminate all of the extraneous distractions.” But where exactly is one to focus?  What are the most essential elements of effective schooling?

Please join us as we share insights on achieving student growth from Daniel Willingham's newest book, The Reading Mind; Mike Schmoker's landmark work, Focus; data from PISA and NAEP; and insights from a variety of other researchers including the Education Endowment Foundation (UK).  In particular, we will deeply explore a previously unconsidered phase of literacy acquisition that holds the promise of transforming what we accomplish in terms of student literacy.

Topics will include the following:

·  why so many students stop substantially progressing in reading beyond Grade 4,

and what to do about it

· emerging concepts from cognitive science that are providing new insights into literacy acquisition

· how students actually teach themselves essential elements of literacy, if their teachers

create the right conditions

·  the most efficient way to build a robust vocabulary

·   the undeniable but often overlooked role of background knowledge in literacy

Agenda:

8:30 – Presentation Begins                                                 

10:00 – 10:15 – Break   

10:15 – Presentation Resumes                                           

11:30 – 12:30 -- Lunch

12:30 – Presentation Continues                                            

2:45 –   3:15 -   Q&A

3:30 – Presentation concludes

**Approved TASL credit (7 hours)**

***This day is only offered in West Tennessee***

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Sep
19
8:00 AM08:00

TVAAS for Leaders: making the most of your data - WEST

This event is specifically planned for building and system leaders and will allow each attendee to look at their most recent data and study how to best plan for improved or continued student growth over time.

Although TVAAS training always has some ‘repeated’ information in any program we offer, the basic foundation of this day  will allow you to grow as a leader if you elect to attend alone or as a team

The TDOE and TOSS have often worked together to provide dynamic training across Tennessee for both beginner and advanced TVAAS users, but this time we are teaming up with Elliotte Kinzer and his team to provide these days for our membership.  As districts continue to increase data-driven decision making, TDOE and  TOSS ALI want to offer additional opportunities to help school leaders explore their TVAAS data and how it can inform their school improvement efforts.  In this course, school and district leaders discover how they use TVAAS reports to inform leadership decisions.

This hands-on simulation course engages administrators are school administrative teams with data analysis and interpretation, teacher and student placement, professional development planning, scheduling, and school improvement.  This event will allow your leaders to use their most recent TVAAS data to make decision to help their school grow over time.  Although this event will be SIMILAR to the event we had in Hickman County, it will not be a repeat of our previous professional development days.

Principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders will benefit from this intense and informative session.  The time will be spent analyzing, assessing, and discussing their own district/school data in small working groups. The end of the day will be spent with guided support for you and your team to work together to review your data and make short term and long range plans.

AGENDA

Key Audience: District and School Administrators (Most appropriate for Principals and Assistant Principals).

You will need to bring a computer with internet access and TVAAS account credentials.

 Applied for 7 hours of TASL credit

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Sep
25
8:00 AM08:00

TVAAS for Leaders: making the most of your data - MIDDLE

This event is specifically planned for building and system leaders and will allow each attendee to look at their most recent data and study how to best plan for improved or continued student growth over time.

Although TVAAS training always has some ‘repeated’ information in any program we offer, the basic foundation of this day  will allow you to grow as a leader if you elect to attend alone or as a team

The TDOE and TOSS have often worked together to provide dynamic training across Tennessee for both beginner and advanced TVAAS users, but this time we are teaming up with Elliotte Kinzer and his team to provide these days for our membership.  As districts continue to increase data-driven decision making, TDOE and  TOSS ALI want to offer additional opportunities to help school leaders explore their TVAAS data and how it can inform their school improvement efforts.  In this course, school and district leaders discover how they use TVAAS reports to inform leadership decisions.

This hands-on simulation course engages administrators are school administrative teams with data analysis and interpretation, teacher and student placement, professional development planning, scheduling, and school improvement.  This event will allow your leaders to use their most recent TVAAS data to make decision to help their school grow over time.  Although this event will be SIMILAR to the event we had in Hickman County, it will not be a repeat of our previous professional development days.

Principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders will benefit from this intense and informative session.  The time will be spent analyzing, assessing, and discussing their own district/school data in small working groups. The end of the day will be spent with guided support for you and your team to work together to review your data and make short term and long range plans.

AGENDA

Key Audience: District and School Administrators (Most appropriate for Principals and Assistant Principals).

You will need to bring a computer with internet access and TVAAS account credentials.

 Applied for 7 hours of TASL credit

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Sep
26
8:00 AM08:00

Who’s Doing the Heavy Lifting? Accelerating Student Achievement through Increasing Student Ownership

  • Wilson Co. Schools Admin. & Training Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

***YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS - ONE DAY - TASL APPROVED - STATEWIDE EVENT***

TOSS ALI & Gold Partner, NIET | National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, will be teaching a one-day session, that will focus on strategies that principal and district staff can use to support a greater emphasis on student ownership. 

Here are the three objectives that will be presented:

a.  Know … Define student ownership and analyze instruction for key elements that define student ownership of their learning

b.  Understand … Identify the structures and practices that support student ownership and achievement

i. Students-differentiation

ii. Teachers--PLCs

iii. Coaches and Admin--Leadership team and school planning

iv. District--thought-partnership

c.  Do … Determine action steps to strengthen principal and teacher capacity and align district support, so that it transfers into classroom practice and impacts student achievement

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Sep
27
8:00 AM08:00

Building School Culture: Creating a collaborative, progressive, and relational school environment

Come unpack the three things TOSS Gold Partner, The Flippen Group,  have learned from the most impressive leaders they have met.  

Relentless Growth - Leaders are committed to their own growth, they must model curiosity, risk taking and collaborative engagements.

Ridiculous Routines - Innovation occurs in steps not leaps.  Safety and empowerment requires progressive leadership.

Resilient Relationships - Risk taking and creative learning requires a culture of trust and security which is built on relational equity. 

The Flippen Group, a front runner in Education and Business worldwide, creates processes that help accomplish all three of these outcomes.  Explore Capturing Kids’ Hearts and LeadWorthy the Course, and the impact across campuses in Cleveland, Tennessee. Hear from a national presenter and leading educators in Tennessee the positive outcomes when these principles are put into action.

***7 Hours of TASL Credit approved***

AGENDA

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Oct
1
8:00 AM08:00

TOSS ALI Safety, ACES, and Trauma Training - EAST

  • Sarah Simpson PD Technology Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

School safety is the number one concern of many parents, teachers, and staff members. 

Dr. Wanda Shelton will lead this day’s discussion on the history of school violence, and the changes that can take place in a system or school when school safety and security means ‘building strong relationships’. She will be joined across the state with current practitioners who will discuss ACES, Trauma Informed Leadership, Crisis Teams, and School Culture. Most of you have a high quality security plan. Let’s come together to learn how to ‘work that plan’ and build strong relationships.

***This day is 7 Credit- TASL approved***

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Oct
2
8:00 AM08:00

TOSS ALI Safety, ACES, and Trauma Training - MIDDLE

School safety is the number one concern of many parents, teachers, and staff members. 

Dr. Wanda Shelton will lead this day’s discussion on the history of school violence, and the changes that can take place in a system or school when school safety and security means ‘building strong relationships’. She will be joined across the state with current practitioners who will discuss ACES, Trauma Informed Leadership, Crisis Teams, and School Culture. Most of you have a high quality security plan. Let’s come together to learn how to ‘work that plan’ and build strong relationships.

***This day is 7 Credit- TASL approved***

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Oct
3
8:00 AM08:00

TOSS ALI Safety, ACES, and Trauma Training - WEST

School safety is the number one concern of many parents, teachers, and staff members. 

Dr. Wanda Shelton will lead this day’s discussion on the history of school violence, and the changes that can take place in a system or school when school safety and security means ‘building strong relationships’. She will be joined across the state with current practitioners who will discuss ACES, Trauma Informed Leadership, Crisis Teams, and School Culture. Most of you have a high quality security plan. Let’s come together to learn how to ‘work that plan’ and build strong relationships.

***This day is 7 Credit- TASL approved***

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Oct
17
8:00 AM08:00

TVAAS for Leaders: making the most of your data - EAST

This event is specifically planned for building and system leaders and will allow each attendee to look at their most recent data and study how to best plan for improved or continued student growth over time.

Although TVAAS training always has some ‘repeated’ information in any program we offer, the basic foundation of this day  will allow you to grow as a leader if you elect to attend alone or as a team

The TDOE and TOSS have often worked together to provide dynamic training across Tennessee for both beginner and advanced TVAAS users, but this time we are teaming up with Elliotte Kinzer and his team to provide these days for our membership.  As districts continue to increase data-driven decision making, TDOE and  TOSS ALI want to offer additional opportunities to help school leaders explore their TVAAS data and how it can inform their school improvement efforts.  In this course, school and district leaders discover how they use TVAAS reports to inform leadership decisions.

This hands-on simulation course engages administrators are school administrative teams with data analysis and interpretation, teacher and student placement, professional development planning, scheduling, and school improvement.  This event will allow your leaders to use their most recent TVAAS data to make decision to help their school grow over time.  Although this event will be SIMILAR to the event we had in Hickman County, it will not be a repeat of our previous professional development days.

Principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders will benefit from this intense and informative session.  The time will be spent analyzing, assessing, and discussing their own district/school data in small working groups. The end of the day will be spent with guided support for you and your team to work together to review your data and make short term and long range plans.

AGENDA

Key Audience: District and School Administrators (Most appropriate for Principals and Assistant Principals).

You will need to bring a computer with internet access and TVAAS account credentials.

 Applied for 7 hours of TASL credit

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Oct
18
8:00 AM08:00

Leaders and the Law: Ethical Actions 2019 - EAST

  • Sarah Simpson Professional Development Tech. Center; Great Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the TOSS ALI to hear education law expert, Mr. Chuck Cagle, speak on the following topics:

1.  What should a principal or system leader do when dealing with special education students, parents of special education children, and discipline?

2.  What should a principal avoid doing when dealing with special education issues, with  discipline, with personnel decisions?

3.  Are there ways to improve student/parent relations before a crisis event?

4.  School leaders and personnel issues

5.  Attendance and the school leader

6.  Ethics

There will be time allotted for questions and role play as needed. The day will be both interactive and informative.

***7 Hour TASL Credit Approved***

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Oct
25
8:00 AM08:00

Leaders and the Law: Ethical Actions 2019 - WEST

Join the TOSS ALI to hear education law expert, Mr. Chuck Cagle, speak on the following topics:

1.  What should a principal or system leader do when dealing with special education students, parents of special education children, and discipline?

2.  What should a principal avoid doing when dealing with special education issues, with  discipline, with personnel decisions?

3.  Are there ways to improve student/parent relations before a crisis event?

4.  School leaders and personnel issues

5.  Attendance and the school leader

6.  Ethics

There will be time allotted for questions and role play as needed. The day will be both interactive and informative.

***7 Hour TASL Credit Approved***

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Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Cultivating Great Teachers & Creating High Quality Learning Environments - WEST

You will want to bring a team to this special event sponsored by TOSS Platinum Partner Cambridge Assessment International Education.  Cambridge International is a part of the University of Cambridge, ranked among the top 5 universities in the world.  

Topic 1: Cultivating great teachers (in schools)

  • Engaging students through great teaching

  • Cultivating great teachers/ keeping great teachers

 2. Creating high quality learning environments

  • Assessing current status of learning environment

  • Creating high quality learning environments

  • How measure efficacy once you set in place measures to create a high learning environments

 AGENDA

****Approved for 4 TASL Credits*** 

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Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Cultivating Great Teachers & Creating High Quality Learning Environments - MIDDLE

  • Wilson Co. Schools Administrative & Training Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You will want to bring a team to this special event sponsored by TOSS Platinum Partner Cambridge Assessment International Education.  Cambridge International is a part of the University of Cambridge, ranked among the top 5 universities in the world.  

Topic 1: Cultivating great teachers (in schools)

  • Engaging students through great teaching

  • Cultivating great teachers/ keeping great teachers

 2. Creating high quality learning environments

  • Assessing current status of learning environment

  • Creating high quality learning environments

  • How measure efficacy once you set in place measures to create a high learning environments

 AGENDA

****Approved for 4 TASL Credits*** 

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Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Cultivating Great Teachers & Creating High Quality Learning Environments - EAST

  • Sarah Simpson Professional Development Technology Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You will want to bring a team to this special event sponsored by TOSS Platinum Partner Cambridge Assessment International Education.  Cambridge International is a part of the University of Cambridge, ranked among the top 5 universities in the world.  

Topic 1: Cultivating great teachers (in schools)

  • Engaging students through great teaching

  • Cultivating great teachers/ keeping great teachers

 2. Creating high quality learning environments

  • Assessing current status of learning environment

  • Creating high quality learning environments

  • How measure efficacy once you set in place measures to create a high learning environments

 AGENDA

****Approved for 4 TASL Credits*** 

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Nov
1
8:00 AM08:00

Leaders and the Law: Ethical Actions 2019 - MIDDLE

Join the TOSS ALI to hear education law expert, Mr. Chuck Cagle, speak on the following topics:

1.  What should a principal or system leader do when dealing with special education students, parents of special education children, and discipline?

2.  What should a principal avoid doing when dealing with special education issues, with  discipline, with personnel decisions?

3.  Are there ways to improve student/parent relations before a crisis event?

4.  School leaders and personnel issues

5.  Attendance and the school leader

6.  Ethics

There will be time allotted for questions and role play as needed. The day will be both interactive and informative.

***7 Hour TASL Credit Approved***

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Nov
13
9:00 AM09:00

Leaders and the World of Work:Tennessee Pathways and STEM: DENSO EAST

DENSO Manufacturing Tour 

DENSO is one of the largest global automotive suppliers of advanced technology, systems and components. From advanced safety systems for automated driving to hybrid and electric vehicle components, they are crafting the core technologies of modern mobility.

Come tour the facility and meet with members of their HR team to discuss their workforce needs and how we can help fill that gap with STEM education! 

Space is limited!!!

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need to wear long pants and closed toe shoes (but NOT tennis shoes) for this tour.  This is a safety requirement of the facility

Attendees will receive 4 hours of TASL credit. 

Documents you will need: 

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Nov
20
8:00 AM08:00

Moving Women Up the District Ladder EAST 2019

**TASL Credit Approved!**

The year is 2019. Do we still need programs for aspiring female leaders in this modern era? Do you ‘think’ you are ready for the next level, but you aren’t really sure how to move ahead?

AASA’s “Study of the American Superintendent: 2015 Mid-Decade Update” found  that women held only 27% of the nation’s superintendencies, and most of those were in small rural and suburban districts. That figure was up from only 13% in 2000.  Women comprise 76% of the K-12 teaching positions and 52% of all principalships.

TOSS ALI would like to invite our members to  think about their preparation and readiness for ‘the next level”. We want to help empower women, help them be more aware of their options,  and introduce  the need for both coaching and mentoring in the preparation toward  their ‘dream jobs.”

This event will feature presentations by Debra Cline, Brenda Dean and Vickie Violette. These women have worked in public schools, universities, and in the private sector. They will help you see how their career choices prepared them for their current roles.  During this one day event, principals, assistant principals, and supervisors will hear these leaders share their prospective from higher education, state department of education, CEO, and other levels. 

 You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

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Aug
13
to Aug 14

Tennessee New School Rules Leadership Institute

The New School Rules Leadership Institute

*This is NOT a TASL approved event*

 Each year, TOSS offers an "a la carte" training event that is NOT included in our ALI/SLI membership.  This year, our Platinum Partners, Education Elements, will be hosting this special event on August 13-14 in Nashville!  

 The New School Rules Leadership Institute: How can we improve the way our organization works together?

The New School Rules (NSR) Leadership Institute is designed for education leaders who want to improve how their teams collaborate, make decisions, and achieve their goals. We know there is a better way for school and district teams to meet, function and make decisions, and that the changes we make to processes can lead to better academic results, greater teacher retention, and more thriving school systems.

The Institute includes:

  • A copy of The New School Rules book

  • 2 full days of training

  • Highly interactive activities to help you learn about and practice the six rules

  • A self-assessment and leadership style quiz

  • Free access to all activities, experiments, and workouts so you can use with your own teams

You will leave this two-day training with:

  • Deep understanding of organizational design, change management, and six new school rule

  • Clear assessment of the areas you and your teams need support with in order to be more effective and responsive

  • Completed self-assessments, readings, reflections, experiments, and workouts to deeply understand and practice each rule

  • A plan to implement the rules in your own teams to make lasting change

Registration:

There is limited space available, so please reserve your ticket early.

Early Bird: $400 - May 31st

Regular Price: $600

Registration closes July 20th (While supplies last)

Location: 

The Wellspire Center 

907 Gleaves Street

Nashville, TN 37203

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Jun
25
8:00 AM08:00

TVAAS for Leaders with TDOE: 2019 - EAST

This event is specifically planned for building and system leaders and will allow each attendee to look at their most recent data and study how to best plan for improved or continued student growth over time.

Although TVAAS training always has some ‘repeated’ information in any program we offer, the basic foundation of this day  will allow you to grow as a leader if you elect to attend alone or as a team

The TDOE and TOSS have often worked together to provide dynamic training across Tennessee for both beginner and advanced TVAAS users, but this time we are teaming up with Elliot Kinser and his team to provide these days for our membership.  As districts continue to increase data-driven decision making, TDOE and  TOSS ALI want to offer additional opportunities to help school leaders explore their TVAAS data and how it can inform their school improvement efforts.  In this course, school and district leaders discover how they use TVAAS reports to inform leadership decisions.

This hands-on simulation course engages administrators are school administrative teams with data analysis and interpretation, teacher and student placement, professional development planning, scheduling, and school improvement.  This event will allow your leaders to use their most recent TVAAS data to make decision to help their school grow over time.  Although this event will be SIMILAR to the event we had in Hickman County, it will not be a repeat of our previous professional development days.

Principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders will benefit from this intense and informative session.  The time will be spent analyzing, assessing, and discussing their own district/school data in small working groups. The end of the day will be spent with guided support for you and your team to work together to review your data and make short term and long range plans.

Key Audience: District and School Administrators (Most appropriate for Principals and Assistant Principals).

8:00-3:30 with breaks and lunch provided.

AGENDA

You will need to bring a computer with internet access and TVAAS account credentials.

Attendees will receive 7 hours of TASL credit! 

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Jun
21
8:00 AM08:00

ACT Testing Strategies with Kenneth Stansberry: 2019 West

Teachers, Principals, and Supervisors can adjust schedules, study other school system’s data, and show their students and other teachers that they want their students to have the best ACT scores possible. The next step is KNOWING HOW to make that happen in a timely manner.

TOSS/ALI understands that need and at the end of this school year, Kenneth Stansberry will present proven strategies to help students improve their ACT score. These ‘tricks of the trade’ have been perfected by Mr. Stansberry.

After hearing him present at Blackman High School a few years ago, I knew that the rest of our state needed to hear how, with a bit of work and research, their students could learn to improve their ACT performance. Kenneth has been on our calendar for the last two years and he is back by popular demand!

Join TOSS/ALI as we present Mr. Kenneth Stansberry’s event “Strategies to Improve ACT scores in High School Classrooms!”

Attendees will receive 7 hours of TASL credit! 

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Jun
17
8:00 AM08:00

ACT Testing Strategies with Kenneth Stansberry: 2019 East

  • Sarah Simpson Professional Development Technology Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Teachers, Principals, and Supervisors can adjust schedules, study other school system’s data, and show their students and other teachers that they want their students to have the best ACT scores possible. The next step is KNOWING HOW to make that happen in a timely manner.

TOSS/ALI understands that need and at the end of this school year, Kenneth Stansberry will present proven strategies to help students improve their ACT score. These ‘tricks of the trade’ have been perfected by Mr. Stansberry.

After hearing him present at Blackman High School a few years ago, I knew that the rest of our state needed to hear how, with a bit of work and research, their students could learn to improve their ACT performance. Kenneth has been on our calendar for the last two years and he is back by popular demand!

Join TOSS/ALI as we present Mr. Kenneth Stansberry’s event “Strategies to Improve ACT scores in High School Classrooms!”

Attendees will receive 7 hours of TASL credit! 


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May
30
8:00 AM08:00

ACT Testing Strategies with Kenneth Stansberry: 2019 Middle

Teachers, Principals, and Supervisors can adjust schedules, study other school system’s data, and show their students and other teachers that they want their students to have the best ACT scores possible. The next step is KNOWING HOW to make that happen in a timely manner.

TOSS/ALI understands that need and at the end of this school year, Kenneth Stansberry will present proven strategies to help students improve their ACT score. These ‘tricks of the trade’ have been perfected by Mr. Stansberry.

After hearing him present at Blackman High School a few years ago, I knew that the rest of our state needed to hear how, with a bit of work and research, their students could learn to improve their ACT performance. Kenneth has been on our calendar for the last two years and he is back by popular demand!

Join TOSS/ALI as we present Mr. Kenneth Stansberry’s event “Strategies to Improve ACT scores in High School Classrooms!”

Attendees will receive 7 hours of TASL credit! 


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May
21
8:00 AM08:00

TVAAS for Leaders with TDOE: 2019 - WEST

This event is specifically planned for building and system leaders and will allow each attendee to look at their most recent data and study how to best plan for improved or continued student growth over time.

Although TVAAS training always has some ‘repeated’ information in any program we offer, the basic foundation of this day  will allow you to grow as a leader if you elect to attend alone or as a team

The TDOE and TOSS have often worked together to provide dynamic training across Tennessee for both beginner and advanced TVAAS users, but this time we are teaming up with Elliot Kinser and his team to provide these days for our membership.  As districts continue to increase data-driven decision making, TDOE and  TOSS ALI want to offer additional opportunities to help school leaders explore their TVAAS data and how it can inform their school improvement efforts.  In this course, school and district leaders discover how they use TVAAS reports to inform leadership decisions.

This hands-on simulation course engages administrators are school administrative teams with data analysis and interpretation, teacher and student placement, professional development planning, scheduling, and school improvement.  This event will allow your leaders to use their most recent TVAAS data to make decision to help their school grow over time.  Although this event will be SIMILAR to the event we had in Hickman County, it will not be a repeat of our previous professional development days.

Principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders will benefit from this intense and informative session.  The time will be spent analyzing, assessing, and discussing their own district/school data in small working groups. The end of the day will be spent with guided support for you and your team to work together to review your data and make short term and long range plans.

Key Audience: District and School Administrators (Most appropriate for Principals and Assistant Principals).

8:00-3:30 with breaks and lunch provided.

AGENDA

You will need to bring a computer with internet access and TVAAS account credentials.

Attendees will receive 7 hours of TASL credit! 

(There will be an additional day planned for East as well - stay tuned!)

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May
9
9:00 AM09:00

POSTPONED - Leaders and the World of Work: Tennessee Pathways and STEM: Denso EAST

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO LATER IN THE FALL . PLEASE CHECK BACK THEN FOR YOUR CHANCE TO REGISTER.

DENSO is one of the largest global automotive suppliers of advanced technology, systems and components. From advanced safety systems for automated driving to hybrid and electric vehicle components, they are crafting the core technologies of modern mobility.

Come tour the facility and meet with members of their HR team to discuss their workforce needs and how we can help fill that gap with STEM education! 

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need to wear long pants and closed toe shoes (but NOT tennis shoes) for this tour.  This is a safety requirement of the facility. 

Attendees will receive 4 hours of TASL credit.

Documents you will need: 

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Apr
30
8:00 AM08:00

Empowering School-level Teams through Data and Planning - MIDDLE

  • Wilson County Schools Administrative & Training Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Empowering School-level Teams through Data and Planning

After working closely with the Tennessee Department of Education, we are pleased to announce three days of training for our school and system leaders entitled “Empowering School-level Teams through Data and Planning”. This event will help each attendee communicate effectively with their school-level teams. We want to bring the planning process to life for all school level leaders.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees must bring a computer and have access to InformTN

Presenters: Deborah Thompson – Director of Planning TDOE and assigned regional consultants

Guest Speaker: Mr. Jeff Yawn - Supervisor, Sumner County

Introduction:

  • Why do we plan?

  • We will review our state’s planning tool and do a “high-level” look at its features.

  • Review of the Data we use:

  • Where does it come from?

  • How can you as a school or system leader report your student and school data most effectively?

  • How do you report it?  

  • Analyze Data using InformTN - “deep dive” using the tool

  •  Analyze Needs

  • Best understand your strengths and areas to strengthen

  • Deep dive in InformTN and see how it can help you lead and   communicate with your team.

  • Wrap-Up:

  • Takeaways & how to have these conversations with stakeholder

This training will receive 7 hours of TASL credit.

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Apr
25
8:00 AM08:00

Empowering School-level Teams through Data and Planning - EAST

  • Lincoln Memorial University Cedar Bluff - Room 184 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Empowering School-level Teams through Data and Planning

After working closely with the Tennessee Department of Education, we are pleased to announce three days of training for our school and system leaders entitled “Empowering School-level Teams through Data and Planning”. This event will help each attendee communicate effectively with their school-level teams. We want to bring the planning process to life for all school level leaders.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees must bring a computer and have access to InformTN

Presenters: Deborah Thompson – Director of Planning TDOE and assigned regional consultants

Introduction:

  • Why do we plan?

  • We will review our state’s planning tool and do a “high-level” look at its features.

  • Review of the Data we use:

  • Where does it come from?

  • How can you as a school or system leader report your student and school data most effectively?

  • How do you report it?  

  • Analyze Data using InformTN - “deep dive” using the tool

  •  Analyze Needs

  • Best understand your strengths and areas to strengthen

  • Deep dive in InformTN and see how it can help you lead and   communicate with your team.

  • Wrap-Up:

  • Takeaways & how to have these conversations with stakeholder

This training will receive 7 hours of TASL credit.

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Apr
24
8:00 AM08:00

TVAAS for Leaders with TDOE : 2019 - MIDDLE

  • Wilson County Schools Administrative and Training Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event is specifically planned for building and system leaders and will allow each attendee to look at their most recent data and study how to best plan for improved or continued student growth over time.

Although TVAAS training always has some ‘repeated’ information in any program we offer, the basic foundation of this day  will allow you to grow as a leader if you elect to attend alone or as a team

The TDOE and TOSS have often worked together to provide dynamic training across Tennessee for both beginner and advanced TVAAS users, but this time we are teaming up with Elliot Kinser and his team to provide these days for our membership.  As districts continue to increase data-driven decision making, TDOE and  TOSS ALI want to offer additional opportunities to help school leaders explore their TVAAS data and how it can inform their school improvement efforts.  In this course, school and district leaders discover how they use TVAAS reports to inform leadership decisions.

This hands-on simulation course engages administrators are school administrative teams with data analysis and interpretation, teacher and student placement, professional development planning, scheduling, and school improvement.  This event will allow your leaders to use their most recent TVAAS data to make decision to help their school grow over time.  Although this event will be SIMILAR to the event we had in Hickman County, it will not be a repeat of our previous professional development days.

Principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders will benefit from this intense and informative session.  The time will be spent analyzing, assessing, and discussing their own district/school data in small working groups. The end of the day will be spent with guided support for you and your team to work together to review your data and make short term and long range plans.

Key Audience: District and School Administrators (Most appropriate for Principals and Assistant Principals).

8:00-3:30 with breaks and lunch provided.

You will need to bring a computer with internet access and TVAAS account credentials.

AGENDA

Attendees will receive 7 hours of TASL credit! 

(There will be additional days planned for East and West as well - stay tuned!)

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Apr
23
8:00 AM08:00

Empowering School-level Teams through Data and Planning - WEST

Empowering School-level Teams through Data and Planning

After working closely with the Tennessee Department of Education, we are pleased to announce three days of training for our school and system leaders entitled “Empowering School-level Teams through Data and Planning”. This event will help each attendee communicate effectively with their school-level teams. We want to bring the planning process to life for all school level leaders.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees must bring a computer and have access to InformTN

Presenters: Deborah Thompson – Director of Planning TDOE and assigned regional consultants

Introduction:

  • Why do we plan?

  • We will review our state’s planning tool and do a “high-level” look at its features.

  • Review of the Data we use:

  • Where does it come from?

  • How can you as a school or system leader report your student and school data most effectively?

  • How do you report it?  

  • Analyze Data using InformTN - “deep dive” using the tool

  •  Analyze Needs

  • Best understand your strengths and areas to strengthen

  • Deep dive in InformTN and see how it can help you lead and   communicate with your team.

  • Wrap-Up:

  • Takeaways & how to have these conversations with stakeholder

This training will receive 7 hours of TASL credit.

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Apr
11
8:00 AM08:00

"Why" and "Leaders Eat Last: Why some Teams pull together and others don't" - WEST

Once a year the TOSS staff selects a book and brings a ‘book study’ to our SLI/ALI members.

This year, Dale, Barry, and Wanda will be bringing you two books by Simon Sinek, Start with Why, and Leaders Eat Last.

We will begin the morning with an overview of Simon Sinek’s book, Start with Why, presented by Dr. Dale Lynch. Dr. Lynch will introduce you to the book and its three learning lessons. He will lead our discussion and cover these topics in his keynote presentation:

1. Teach a man to fish, teach a child to swim

2.  If you want to inspire others, always communicate your why first

3. Excited employees are the best resource for any business

4. You don’t need sales tactics when you start with ‘why’

5. How to regain your perspective; and

6.  People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it

After Dr. Lynch helps us fully understand our ‘Why’, Barry Olhausen and Wanda Shelton will lead the discussion of Simon Sinek’s new book, Leaders Eat Last. Wanda and Barry will tag team their review by mixing a bit of Sinek’s work and a few of their own stories, the audience will learn more about how to:

1.  Cultivate a ‘culture of safety’

2.  Navigate powerful forces including stress and pressure

3.  Learn how to better deal with the ‘reality’ of situations vs. our ‘perceptions’     of those situations

4. Look clearly at ‘how did you get here’

5.  Boomers vs Millennials in the work place

6. Building trust over time

7. Building a safe environment for ourselves and our employees

Join us for a day with three former superintendents, one from East Tennessee, one from West Tennessee, and one from Middle Tennessee and help us share ideas about building a culture of excellence for all teachers and all students in your schools.

This day is presented by the TOSS staff, and sponsored by Odysseyware. Dr. Rosemary Williams will be available during lunch to share her knowledge and her company’s products.

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE TASL CREDIT FOR THIS EVENT!

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Apr
4
8:00 AM08:00

"Why" and "Leaders Eat Last: Why some Teams pull together and others don't" - MIDDLE

Once a year the TOSS staff selects a book and brings a ‘book study’ to our SLI/ALI members.

This year, Dale, Barry, and Wanda will be bringing you two books by Simon Sinek, Start with Why, and Leaders Eat Last.

We will begin the morning with an overview of Simon Sinek’s book, Start with Why, presented by Dr. Dale Lynch. Dr. Lynch will introduce you to the book and its three learning lessons. He will lead our discussion and cover these topics in his keynote presentation:

1. Teach a man to fish, teach a child to swim

2.  If you want to inspire others, always communicate your why first

3. Excited employees are the best resource for any business

4. You don’t need sales tactics when you start with ‘why’

5. How to regain your perspective; and

6.  People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it

After Dr. Lynch helps us fully understand our ‘Why’, Barry Olhausen and Wanda Shelton will lead the discussion of Simon Sinek’s new book, Leaders Eat Last. Wanda and Barry will tag team their review by mixing a bit of Sinek’s work and a few of their own stories, the audience will learn more about how to:

1.  Cultivate a ‘culture of safety’

2.  Navigate powerful forces including stress and pressure

3.  Learn how to better deal with the ‘reality’ of situations vs. our ‘perceptions’     of those situations

4. Look clearly at ‘how did you get here’

5.  Boomers vs Millennials in the work place

6. Building trust over time

7. Building a safe environment for ourselves and our employees

Join us for a day with three former superintendents, one from East Tennessee, one from West Tennessee, and one from Middle Tennessee and help us share ideas about building a culture of excellence for all teachers and all students in your schools.

This day is presented by the TOSS staff, and sponsored by Odysseyware. Dr. Rosemary Williams will be available during lunch to share her knowledge and her company’s products.

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE TASL CREDIT FOR THIS EVENT!

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Mar
28
8:00 AM08:00

"Why" and "Leaders Eat Last: Why some Teams pull together and others don't" - EAST

  • Lincoln Memorial University Cedar Bluff -Room 104 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Once a year the TOSS staff selects a book and brings a ‘book study’ to our SLI/ALI members.

This year, Dale, Barry, and Wanda will be bringing you two books by Simon Sinek, Start with Why, and Leaders Eat Last.

We will begin the morning with an overview of Simon Sinek’s book, Start with Why, presented by Dr. Dale Lynch. Dr. Lynch will introduce you to the book and its three learning lessons. He will lead our discussion and cover these topics in his keynote presentation:

1. Teach a man to fish, teach a child to swim

2.  If you want to inspire others, always communicate your why first

3. Excited employees are the best resource for any business

4. You don’t need sales tactics when you start with ‘why’

5. How to regain your perspective; and

6.  People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it

After Dr. Lynch helps us fully understand our ‘Why’, Barry Olhausen and Wanda Shelton will lead the discussion of Simon Sinek’s new book, Leaders Eat Last. Wanda and Barry will tag team their review by mixing a bit of Sinek’s work and a few of their own stories, the audience will learn more about how to:

1.  Cultivate a ‘culture of safety’

2.  Navigate powerful forces including stress and pressure

3.  Learn how to better deal with the ‘reality’ of situations vs. our ‘perceptions’     of those situations

4. Look clearly at ‘how did you get here’

5.  Boomers vs Millennials in the work place

6. Building trust over time

7. Building a safe environment for ourselves and our employees

Join us for a day with three former superintendents, one from East Tennessee, one from West Tennessee, and one from Middle Tennessee and help us share ideas about building a culture of excellence for all teachers and all students in your schools.

This day is presented by the TOSS staff, and sponsored by Odysseyware. Dr. Rosemary Williams will be available during lunch to share her knowledge and her company’s products.

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE TASL CREDIT FOR THIS EVENT!

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Mar
27
8:00 AM08:00

Leaders Changing School Culture: Rigorous, Engaging, and Equitable Instruction - EAST

  • Lincoln Memorial University Cedar Bluff; Room 104 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You will want to bring a team to this special event sponsored by TOSS Platinum Partner Cambridge Assessment International Education.  Cambridge International is a part of the University of Cambridge, ranked among the top 5 universities in the world.  We invite you to bring school-based teachers and leaders, and relevant district team to this event. 

Objectives

  • Gain an overview of key learning theories and how applying them can make a difference to student outcomes

  • Evaluate the evidence base for selected recent ideas in teaching and learning

  • Understand the different elements of metacognition and their potential to improve learning

  • Learn practical learning strategies that encourage metacognition in the classroom

  • Understand how assessment for learning strategies such as high-quality feedback can improve student outcomes; active learning approach

  • Learn how to engage staff to build a college going culture in your school

  • Get your engagement on: What an effective active classroom looks like

  • Learn how the Cambridge Pathway EPSO is able to, through a personalized approach to learning, deliver rigorous education to all students

AGENDA 

Attendees will receive 7 hours of TASL credit for this event!

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Mar
25
8:00 AM08:00

Leaders Changing School Culture: Rigorous, Engaging, and Equitable Instruction - WEST

  • Jackson-Madison County Board of Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You will want to bring a team to this special event sponsored by TOSS Platinum Partner Cambridge Assessment International Education.  Cambridge International is a part of the University of Cambridge, ranked among the top 5 universities in the world.  We invite you to bring school-based teachers and leaders, and relevant district team to this event. 

Objectives

  • Gain an overview of key learning theories and how applying them can make a difference to student outcomes

  • Evaluate the evidence base for selected recent ideas in teaching and learning

  • Understand the different elements of metacognition and their potential to improve learning

  • Learn practical learning strategies that encourage metacognition in the classroom

  • Understand how assessment for learning strategies such as high-quality feedback can improve student outcomes; active learning approach

  • Learn how to engage staff to build a college going culture in your school

  • Get your engagement on: What an effective active classroom looks like

  • Learn how the Cambridge Pathway EPSO is able to, through a personalized approach to learning, deliver rigorous education to all students

AGENDA

Attendees will receive 7 hours of TASL credit for this event!

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Mar
19
8:00 AM08:00

The Fastest Way to Sustain Growth: The many forms of formative assessment

Join your colleagues at this complimentary leadership forum on high quality formative classroom assessment.

The Many Forms of Formative Assessment

Dr. Rick Stiggins, founder of the Assessment Training Institute, notes that “Because the standardized testing light has been shining so brilliantly in our eyes, we haven’t seen past it to another application of assessment in schools that promises even greater impact on student learning. This is the classroom level of assessment. “He calls for a more balanced view of assessment that effectively meets the needs of all stakeholders, and we will explore this vision.

This interactive forum will teach you more than a dozen classroom strategies and help you answer the following questions:

·        How do we maintain our focus with recent policy, standards, and assessment changes?

·        Where do we focus our efforts to get the maximum return in around student progress?

·        What are the qualities of the most effective formative assessments?  And how do we balance formative and interim needs?

·        What is the potential of formative assessment to increase student motivation and performance?

·        What challenges do we face in promoting effective formative assessment?

This event is sponsored by TOSS Platinum Partner, Renaissance. 

SPEAKER: Dr. Gene Kerns, VP and Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance® BIO

AGENDA

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE TASL CREDIT FOR THIS EVENT!

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Mar
5
8:00 AM08:00

Mathematics Instruction for Tier 1 Success - MIDDLE

  • Wilson County Schools Administrative & Training Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THIS EVENT IS TASL CREDIT APPROVED!

The compilation of mathematics content is a mastery-based collection of standards.  The expected student behaviors that demonstrate mastery of these standards must center on learning "how" to think instead of "what" to think.  However, more guidance is needed to assist teachers with reaching desired instructional and academic progress goals.  It is the responsibility of districts, schools, and teachers to design the curriculum and instruction that enable their students to meet the expectations of these rigorous standards. 

This session will introduce participants to research-based strategies that are beneficial for success with Tier 1 instruction as aligned to expected student behaviors in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics.  Participants will receive strategies framed by The Workshop Model for teaching and learning that will assist in facilitating the learning process and enable students to be successful thinkers and learners of mathematics.

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Mar
4
8:00 AM08:00

Mathematics Instruction for Tier 1 Success - WEST

THIS EVENT IS TASL CREDIT APPROVED!

The compilation of mathematics content is a mastery-based collection of standards.  The expected student behaviors that demonstrate mastery of these standards must center on learning "how" to think instead of "what" to think.  However, more guidance is needed to assist teachers with reaching desired instructional and academic progress goals.  It is the responsibility of districts, schools, and teachers to design the curriculum and instruction that enable their students to meet the expectations of these rigorous standards. 

This session will introduce participants to research-based strategies that are beneficial for success with Tier 1 instruction as aligned to expected student behaviors in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics.  Participants will receive strategies framed by The Workshop Model for teaching and learning that will assist in facilitating the learning process and enable students to be successful thinkers and learners of mathematics.

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Feb
28
8:00 AM08:00

Principal networking event: Leading Learning with Great Eight Strategies - East

  • Lincoln Memorial University Cedar Bluff; Room 184 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as Dirk Ash, Principal of LaVergne High School discuss how he and his team successfully fostered an academic-based culture through the implementation of several school-wide policies and procedures.  Faced with the challenge of serving a diverse student population plagued with high poverty, the administration of LaVergne High School sought out promising practices from across the nation and molded them to create highly effective programs for their students.  Dirk and his team will share their ‘pilfered’ programs to help middle and high school teacher and leaders find success in their schools.

The program will feature the “Great Eight” ideas that lead to LaVergne’s success as well as ‘Seven’ mistakes to avoid along your way. This event is for both Middle and High School leaders.

There will be a mixture of ‘learning’ and ‘sharing’ with teams of like-minded attendees.  Don’t miss this one!

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE TASL CREDIT FOR THIS EVENT!

AGENDA

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Jan
17
8:00 AM08:00

Leaders and the World of Work: Tennessee Pathways and STEM

  • Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nissan Assembly Plant Tour: 

8:00 - Arrive at TCAT/Nissan Training Center - Meet in Auditorium

8:45 - Tour TCAT/Nissan Training Center 

9:45 - Depart for Nissan Plant

10:00 - Tour Nissan Plant

11:00 - Discussion and Q&A

12:00 - Depart Smyrna 

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE 4 HOURS OF TASL CREDIT! 

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Jan
15
8:30 AM08:30

TVAAS for Leaders: 2019 Cookeville

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN START TIME & VENUE:

Life Church

"The Edge" Building

2223 N Washington Ave 

Cookeville, TN 38501

Click MAP for directions

This event is specifically planned for building and system leaders and will allow each attendee to look at their most recent data and study how to best plan for improved or continued student growth over time.

Although TVAAS training always has some ‘repeated’ information in any program we offer, the basic foundation of this day of professional learning is NEW.

SAS and TOSS have often worked together to provide dynamic TVAAS training across Tennessee for both beginner and advanced TVAAS users.  As districts continue to increase data-driven decision making, SAS and TOSS ALI want to offer additional opportunities to help school leaders explore their TVAAS data and how it can inform their school improvement efforts.  In this course, school and district leaders discover how they use TVAAS reports to inform leadership decisions.

This hands-on simulation course engages administrators are school administrative teams with data analysis and interpretation, teacher and student placement, professional development planning, scheduling, and school improvement.  This event will allow your leaders to use their most recent TVAAS data to make decision to help their school grow over time.  Although this event will be SIMILAR to the event we had in Hickman County, it will not be a repeat of our previous professional development days.

Principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders will benefit from this intense and informative session.  The time will be spent analyzing, assessing, and discussing their own district/school data in small working groups.

Key Audience: District and School Administrators (Most appropriate for Principals and Assistant Principals).

8:00-3:30 with breaks and lunch provided.

You will need to bring a computer with internet access and TVAAS account credentials.

Click AGENDA to learn more!

Attendees will receive 7 hours of TASL credit for this event!

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Dec
13
8:00 AM08:00

Principal networking event: Leading Learning with Great Eight Strategies - West

Principal Networking Event: Leading Learning with Great Eight Strategies

Join us as Dirk Ash, Principal of LaVergne High School discusses how he and his team successfully fostered an academic-based culture through the implementation of several school-wide policies and procedures.  Faced with the challenge of serving a diverse student population plagued with high poverty, the administration of LaVergne High School sought out promising practices from across the nation and molded them to create highly effective programs for their students.  Dirk and his team will share their ‘pilfered’ programs to help middle and high school teacher and leaders find success in their schools.

The program will feature the “Great Eight” ideas that lead to LaVergne’s success as well as ‘Seven’ mistakes to avoid along your way. This event is for both Middle and High School leaders.

There will be a mixture of ‘learning’ and ‘sharing’ with teams of like-minded

Click here to view the Agenda.

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE TASL CREDIT FOR THIS EVENT!

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Dec
12
8:00 AM08:00

Principal networking event: Leading Learning with Great Eight Strategies - Middle

  • Wilson County Schools Administrative & Training Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Principal Networking Event: Leading Learning with Great Eight Strategies

Join us as Dirk Ash, Principal of LaVergne High School discusses how he and his team successfully fostered an academic-based culture through the implementation of several school-wide policies and procedures.  Faced with the challenge of serving a diverse student population plagued with high poverty, the administration of LaVergne High School sought out promising practices from across the nation and molded them to create highly effective programs for their students.  Dirk and his team will share their ‘pilfered’ programs to help middle and high school teacher and leaders find success in their schools.

The program will feature the “Great Eight” ideas that lead to LaVergne’s success as well as ‘Seven’ mistakes to avoid along your way. This event is for both Middle and High School leaders.

There will be a mixture of ‘learning’ and ‘sharing’ with teams of like-minded

Click here to view the Agenda.

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE TASL CREDIT FOR THIS EVENT!

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Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

Moving Women Up the District Ladder: Are you ready for the next step?

Moving Women Up the District Ladder: Are you ready for the next step?

**TASL Credit Approved!**

Click here for the agenda for this day.

The year is 2018. Do we still need programs for aspiring female leaders in this modern era? Do you ‘think’ you are ready for the next level, but you aren’t really sure how to move ahead?

AASA’s “Study of the American  Superintendent: 2015 Mid-Decade Update” found  that women held only 27% of the nation’s superintendencies, and most of those were in small rural and suburban districts. That figure was up from only 13% in 2000.  Women comprise 76% of the K-12 teaching positions and 52% of all principalships.

TOSS ALI would like to invite our members to  think about their preparation and readiness for ‘the next level”. We want to help empower women, help them be more aware of their options,  and introduce  the need for both coaching and mentoring in the preparation toward  their ‘dream jobs.”

This event will be held in West Tennessee at The STAR center  and will feature presentation by Dr. Norma Gerrell, Dr. Leah Watkins, Sandra Harper, Paula Barnyard, and Dr. Versie Hamlet.  These women have worked in public schools, universities, and in the private sector. They will help you see how their career choices prepared them for their current roles.  During this one day event, lead teachers, principals, assistant principals, and supervisors will hear these leaders share their prospective from higher education, state department of education, CEO, and other levels. 

 You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

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Nov
28
8:00 AM08:00

Principal and Superintendent Relationships: Building Strong Teams for Successful Learning 2018

  • Rutherford County Board of Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SLI and ALI Event

***TASL Approved (7 hours) and CEO eligible***

The Superintendent/Principal relationship is key to student growth and community support in our school systems. Join us in Murfreesboro at the Rutherford County BOE on November 28, 2018 and learn from some of our current superintendents how to build a team that enables our schools and our children to be their best.  We have four sitting superintendents as our presenters, many of whom have served as school leaders during their careers. They will share their thoughts on ways to create and improve these important relationships over time.

Superintendents, bring your leadership team. Principals, bring your director of schools or come with your assistant principal.  This event is offered each year in one of our three grand divisions, so it won’t be back in Middle Tennessee for several years. Don’t miss this great opportunity! It is all about how school and system leaders can work together!


Click here to view the agenda.

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Nov
27
8:00 AM08:00

Early Post Secondary Opportunities - Reaching All Students with Advanced Placement

  • Wilson County Schools' Administrative & Training Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Why you want to attend this event:

More and more Tennessee schools are adding AP courses to their EPSO offerings, including the new AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone (Research and Seminar) courses. 

But how do we ensure your students are set up for success?

Many Tennessee districts are turning to SpringBoard, College Board's grade 6 – 12 ELA and Math core program offering a unique triple alignment to your (1) state standards, (2) AP coursework instructional strategies, and (3) high stakes college entrance exams such as the PSAT/SAT. Is your district looking for ways to impact college and career readiness for ALL students through daily classroom instruction?  Districts using SpringBoard also see an increase in AP enrollment and success; including gains in the number of African American and Hispanic students enrolled in AP courses as well as gains in the number of these students scoring a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam.  Please join us so you can experience SpringBoard firsthand and have the opportunity to request sample materials for ELA and Math leaders in your district or school.

Join TOSS ALI & the College Board for a full day covering the following topics:

  • Identifying and implementing course rigor through SpringBoard and PreAP.  An introduction. Come hear from area schools that have implemented SpringBoard and the benefits they are seeing.

  • The Promise of AP

  • New, FREE AP Resources for 2019!  Come hear from Metro Nashville AP teacher(s) on how AP and the new system of resources are advancing the readiness needle of their students.

  • Selecting an AP Entry Point – AP Computer Science Principals and AP Capstone

  • Creating an AP Program

  • Increasing Student Participation and Success through AP Potential Tool

  • Building Teacher Capacity

  • AP Instructional Planning

  • Free PreAP and AP Frameworks

  • Making a Plan:  Next Steps?

Attendees will receive access to AP and PreAP course frameworks, regardless of whether they implement the official programs!  Help your teachers identify and implement grade and course specific rigor in your core curriculum.

SPEAKERS: Leah Thompson (Spring Hill High School, Maury County) and Traci Blackburn (ELA Supervisor, Bradley County) will be co-presenting!

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE 7 HOURS OF TASL CREDIT! 

AGENDA & LEARN MORE 

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Nov
8
8:00 AM08:00

Coaching and Mentoring: Making the Difficult Conversations Work - West

Having difficult conversations with teachers and other members of your team is one of the most challenging, risky, and necessary acts of leadership a school or district leader can engage in.  Often times, whether and how we have these conversations has significant impact on student growth and achievement as well as the professional culture of our schools and districts.  

Please join us to learn more about what difficult conversations consist of, what makes them so difficult, why we avoid them, and how to plan for difficult conversations with adult professionals to be successful learning conversations that lead to better outcomes for educators and students.  

We will explore participants' experiences with difficult conversations as well as a wealth of relevant resources from the fields of organizational change management, human development/social psychology, and educational leadership.  

Each participant will leave the session with a clear plan of action for having a specific difficult conversation and tools and frameworks they can apply to future conversations with adults that will be challenging.

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE TASL CREDIT FOR THIS EVENT!

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Nov
7
8:00 AM08:00

Coaching and Mentoring: Making the Difficult Conversations Work - Middle

Having difficult conversations with teachers and other members of your team is one of the most challenging, risky, and necessary acts of leadership a school or district leader can engage in.  Often times, whether and how we have these conversations has significant impact on student growth and achievement as well as the professional culture of our schools and districts.  

Please join us to learn more about what difficult conversations consist of, what makes them so difficult, why we avoid them, and how to plan for difficult conversations with adult professionals to be successful learning conversations that lead to better outcomes for educators and students.  

We will explore participants' experiences with difficult conversations as well as a wealth of relevant resources from the fields of organizational change management, human development/social psychology, and educational leadership.  

Each participant will leave the session with a clear plan of action for having a specific difficult conversation and tools and frameworks they can apply to future conversations with adults that will be challenging.

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE TASL CREDIT FOR THIS EVENT!

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Nov
6
8:00 AM08:00

Coaching and Mentoring: Making the Difficult Conversations Work - East

  • Lincoln Memorial University Cedar Bluff (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Having difficult conversations with teachers and other members of your team is one of the most challenging, risky, and necessary acts of leadership a school or district leader can engage in.  Often times, whether and how we have these conversations has significant impact on student growth and achievement as well as the professional culture of our schools and districts.  

Please join us to learn more about what difficult conversations consist of, what makes them so difficult, why we avoid them, and how to plan for difficult conversations with adult professionals to be successful learning conversations that lead to better outcomes for educators and students.  

We will explore participants' experiences with difficult conversations as well as a wealth of relevant resources from the fields of organizational change management, human development/social psychology, and educational leadership.  

Each participant will leave the session with a clear plan of action for having a specific difficult conversation and tools and frameworks they can apply to future conversations with adults that will be challenging.

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE TASL CREDIT FOR THIS EVENT!

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