Sep
26
9:45am 9:45am

Leaders and the World of Work. Nissan Vehicle Assembly Plant Tour

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

 

**Update this event is TASL Credit Approved!***

Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant Tour:

We will tour the building then follow up with a debrief and training on the skills needed for the world of work.

**Please meet at Nissan no later than 9:15am.

You must print and bring with you this packet:

Nissan tour package

Debriefing location to be announced soon to registrants.

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Oct
12
8:00am 8:00am

Strategic Planning and School Leaders - East

TASL CREDIT APPROVED

This session will enable leaders to connect the district's daily vision to the daily work of the district office and school staffs, through the creation of a strategic plan that is tailored to meet the district's specific needs. Leaders are encouraged to bring a team of ALI members, such as district office and school level leaders. By the end of the session, leaders will have a plan that will help their vision become a reality! 

This session will enable leaders to connect the district's daily vision to the daily work of the district office and school staffs, through the creation of a strategic plan that is tailored to meet the district's specific needs. Leaders are encouraged to bring a team of ALI members, such as district office and school level leaders. By the end of the session, leaders will have a plan that will help their vision become a reality! 

The purpose of this session is to allow district level teams to create a district-wide strategic plan that supports student achievement form the boardroom to the classroom.  School teams are also welcome to develop school level plans.

Team members do NOT have to be limited to instructional leaders and any district or school level leader is welcome.

Participants will develop a plan that meets their district’s specific needs. Each district should bring their mission, vision, core values, etc. to the session.

The following items will be discussed and developed:

A need for district and school level strategic planning

Priorities for planning for improvement

Setting goals

Pathways for communication

Strategic Planning cycle.

Please consider bringing a district-wide team or a school team of ALI Members so you can strategically plan and implement your goals. This is the time to pull your work together so that it can clearly be shared.

 

 

 



 

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Oct
24
8:00am 8:00am

The Leader and the Law 2017 - East

  • Knox County Schools Career & Technical Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This training is planned to benefit school principals, assistant principals, system level SPED supervisors, attendance and discipline supervisors, and directors of schools. Teams of ALI Members are welcome.

Presenters: Chuck Cagle and colleagues

This training will give school principals the opportunity to hear directly from Mr. Cagle.  The day will focus on the following two topics with time allotted for questions and role play as needed. The day will be both interactive and informative.

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

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Oct
25
8:00am 8:00am

Strategic Planning and School Leaders - Middle

  • Trevecca Nazarene University - Tarter Student Activity Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TASL CREDIT APPROVED

This session will enable leaders to connect the district's daily vision to the daily work of the district office and school staffs, through the creation of a strategic plan that is tailored to meet the district's specific needs. Leaders are encouraged to bring a team of ALI members, such as district office and school level leaders. By the end of the session, leaders will have a plan that will help their vision become a reality! 

The purpose of this session is to allow district level teams to create a district-wide strategic plan that supports student achievement form the boardroom to the classroom.  School teams are also welcome to develop school level plans.

Team members do NOT have to be limited to instructional leaders and any district or school level leader is welcome.

Participants will develop a plan that meets their district’s specific needs. Each district should bring their mission, vision, core values, etc. to the session.

The following items will be discussed and developed:

A need for district and school level strategic planning

Priorities for planning for improvement

Setting goals

Pathways for communication

Strategic Planning cycle.

Please consider bringing a district-wide team or a school team of ALI Members so you can strategically plan and implement your goals. This is the time to pull your work together so that it can clearly be shared.

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Oct
26
8:00am 8:00am

Strategic Planning and School Leaders - West

TASL CREDIT APPROVED!

This session will enable leaders to connect the district's daily vision to the daily work of the district office and school staffs, through the creation of a strategic plan that is tailored to meet the district's specific needs. Leaders are encouraged to bring a team of ALI members, such as district office and school level leaders. By the end of the session, leaders will have a plan that will help their vision become a reality! 

The purpose of this session is to allow district level teams to create a district-wide strategic plan that supports student achievement form the boardroom to the classroom.  School teams are also welcome to develop school level plans.

Team members do NOT have to be limited to instructional leaders and any district or school level leader is welcome.

Participants will develop a plan that meets their district’s specific needs. Each district should bring their mission, vision, core values, etc. to the session.

The following items will be discussed and developed:

A need for district and school level strategic planning

Priorities for planning for improvement

Setting goals

Pathways for communication

Strategic Planning cycle.

Please consider bringing a district-wide team or a school team of ALI Members so you can strategically plan and implement your goals. This is the time to pull your work together so that it can clearly be shared.


 

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Oct
30
8:00am 8:00am

The Leader and the Law 2017 - Middle

This training is planned to benefit school principals, assistant principals, system level SPED supervisors, attendance and discipline supervisors, and directors of schools. Teams of ALI Members are welcome.

Presenters: Chuck Cagle and colleagues

This training will give school principals the opportunity to hear directly from Mr. Cagle.  The day will focus on the following two topics with time allotted for questions and role play as needed. The day will be both interactive and informative.

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

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Nov
1
8:00am 8:00am

The Leader and the Law 2017 - West

This training is planned to benefit school principals, assistant principals, system level SPED supervisors, attendance and discipline supervisors, and directors of schools. Teams of ALI Members are welcome.

Presenters: Chuck Cagle and colleagues

This training will give school principals the opportunity to hear directly from Mr. Cagle.  The day will focus on the following two topics with time allotted for questions and role play as needed. The day will be both interactive and informative.

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

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Nov
14
8:00am 8:00am

Learn from Writing: ELA and STEM Program Learning Blade - West

Learn from Writing: ELA and STEM Program Learning Blade 

This event is now TASL Credit approved! 
 

With the limited time we all have in our school days, we have pulled together two presenters who can help you learn from writing. Barb Williams and Joshua Sneideman will lead this engaging session.

We will take a look at the TN Ready standards, the writing components of those standards, and how we can blend STEM activities, writing standards, and ELA into fun and meaningful lessons for our students. This training will be highly engaging and perfect for principals, assistant principals, and supervisors, STEM coordinators, and anyone who wants their students to write more, engage more, and have rigorous instructional opportunities

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Nov
15
8:00am 8:00am

Learn from Writing: ELA and STEM Program Learning Blade - Middle

This event is now TASL Credit approved! 
 

Learn from Writing: ELA and STEM Program Learning Blade - Middle

With the limited time we all have in our school days, we have pulled together two presenters who can help you learn from writing. Barb Williams and Joshua Sneideman will lead this engaging session.

We will take a look at the TN Ready standards, the writing components of those standards, and how we can blend STEM activities, writing standards, and ELA into fun and meaningful lessons for our students. This training will be highly engaging and perfect for principals, assistant principals, and supervisors, STEM coordinators, and anyone who wants their students to write more, engage more, and have rigorous instructional opportunities.

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Nov
16
8:00am 8:00am

Learn from Writing: ELA and STEM Program Learning Blade - East

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

 

This event is now TASL Credit approved! 

Learn from Writing: ELA and STEM Program Learning Blade - East

With the limited time we all have in our school days, we have pulled together two presenters who can help you learn from writing. Barb Williams and Joshua Sneideman will lead this engaging session.

We will take a look at the TN Ready standards, the writing components of those standards, and how we can blend STEM activities, writing standards, and ELA into fun and meaningful lessons for our students. This training will be highly engaging and perfect for principals, assistant principals, and supervisors, STEM coordinators, and anyone who wants their students to write more, engage more, and have rigorous instructional opportunities.

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Nov
28
8:00am 8:00am

Principal and Superintendent Relations: Building Strong Teams for Successful Learning

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

Principal and Superintendent Relations:

Building Strong Teams for Successful Learning

8:00-8:15    Registration and Networking

8:15-8:30  Opening Comments and Introductions  Wanda Shelton

8:30-10:00  Keynote Opening Address: The role of Principal and the role of the Superintendent:  How can we build strong teams?

Wayne Miller

10:00-10:15    Break and Networking

10:15-11:15   Strategic Planning, E-Plan, and Resources :Beginning with the end in mind.    

Steve Starnes                  

11:15-12:15  handling tough conversations with staff members And Board Procedures vs. Board Policy

Russell Dyer

12:15-1:00 Lunch Provided by TOSS ALI

1:00-1:45 Evaluations with Principals and Teachers: How can we make our systems better? Through quality evaluation supports and programs? 

Leah Watkins

 

1:45-3:30 Round table with each speaker facilitating sample scenarios and possible interactions. Attendees will be divided into 4 groups and they will rotate through each station where they will discuss pre-established   scenarios.  We will also have time to ‘report out’ at the end of the day, sharing                                 new ideas.

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Sep
20
9:00am 9:00am

Leaders and the World of Work. FedEx Hub Tour Event

  • FedEx Corporate Administrative Complex-CAC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FedEx Hub Tour Memphis TN

Deadline for registration is August 25.

FedEx hub Tour guidelines:

  • Casual attire
  • jeans and sneakers are fine. 
  • Please wear slacks rather than skirts/dresses as there is some walking on “catwalks”.
  • NO open toe shoes or heels are allowed.  
  • Guests should expect to walk approximately two miles
  • Please bring a government issued ID (Drivers license etc.)
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Sep
19
8:00am 8:00am

New Science of Learning 2017 - Middle

  • Murfreesboro City Schools District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New Science of Learning - Middle 

New research is revealing that poverty and stress not only affect the cognitive skills of young children but actually result in significant differences in brain maturation - especially in areas important for language and reading. Because of this, many students often experience a double or even triple jeopardy of poverty,  learning and second language issues. Add chronic absenteeism to the mix and the problems escalate. Educators need to understand the impact of these issues on the brain as well as the foundational skills essential for helping students process and retain what is taught in the classroom.

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Aug
24
7:30am 7:30am

ACT and Student Growth, Partnering for Success - West

Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents Associate Leadership Institute

BRIDGING POLICY AND PRACTICE

ACT and Student Growth

 Partnering for Success

7:30-8:00         Light Breakfast and Registration

8:00-12:00         ACT with Donna Mason and Dr. Bryan Williams

Middle School to High School transitions

Updates for ACT- The New English Language Materials

 Graduation Class Profile Report for the Content Teacher/Principal

The High School Principal as the Instructional Leader with ACT- what should my teachers/counselors and I know?

ACT Reporting Categories – Curriculum Worksheets, the ACT Condition of College and Career Readiness Standards and putting them all together

Data Protocols – Plus/Deltas

Comparability File- finding benchmark schools/districts for academic comparison

ACT data- monthly data files for live ACT data

 12:00-1:00         Lunch

1:00-3:45           Jerre Maynar

 A Path of Choice: Building a postsecondary-going Culture

 (A copy of this document will be presented to each attendee)

3:45-4:00           Evaluation and Wrap-Up

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Aug
23
7:30am 7:30am

ACT and Student Growth, Partnering for Success - Middle

  • Murfreesboro City Schools District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents Associate Leadership Institute

BRIDGING POLICY AND PRACTICE

ACT and Student Growth

 Partnering for Success

7:30-8:00         Light Breakfast and Registration

8:00-12:00         ACT with Donna Mason and Dr. Bryan Williams

Middle School to High School transitions

Updates for ACT- The New English Language Materials

 Graduation Class Profile Report for the Content Teacher/Principal

The High School Principal as the Instructional Leader with ACT- what should my teachers/counselors and I know?

ACT Reporting Categories – Curriculum Worksheets, the ACT Condition of College and Career Readiness Standards and putting them all together

Data Protocols – Plus/Deltas

Comparability File- finding benchmark schools/districts for academic comparison

ACT data- monthly data files for live ACT data

 12:00-1:00         Lunch

1:00-3:45           Jerre Maynar

 A Path of Choice: Building a postsecondary-going Culture

 (A copy of this document will be presented to each attendee)

3:45-4:00           Evaluation and Wrap-Up

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Aug
22
7:30am 7:30am

ACT and Student Growth, Partnering for Success - East

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

Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents Associate Leadership Institute

BRIDGING POLICY AND PRACTICE

ACT and Student Growth

 Partnering for Success

7:30-8:00         Light Breakfast and Registration

8:00-12:00         ACT with Donna Mason and Dr. Bryan Williams

Middle School to High School transitions

Updates for ACT- The New English Language Materials

 Graduation Class Profile Report for the Content Teacher/Principal

The High School Principal as the Instructional Leader with ACT- what should my teachers/counselors and I know?

ACT Reporting Categories – Curriculum Worksheets, the ACT Condition of College and Career Readiness Standards and putting them all together

Data Protocols – Plus/Deltas

Comparability File- finding benchmark schools/districts for academic comparison

ACT data- monthly data files for live ACT data

 12:00-1:00         Lunch

1:00-3:45           Jerre Maynar

 A Path of Choice: Building a postsecondary-going Culture

 (A copy of this document will be presented to each attendee)

3:45-4:00           Evaluation and Wrap-Up

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Jul
20
8:00am 8:00am

Leading With TVAAS - Dickson

 Although TVAAS training always has some ‘repeated’ information in any program we offer, the basic foundation of this day of professional learning is NEW. It will be wonderfully timed for any new leader, any leader who uses TVAAS data to help teachers grow their students over time, and it is especially good to help school leaders have meaningful conversations as they conduct teacher evaluations next year. Do not think of this a  ‘repeat’ of past events, but as a new look at new data through the TVAAS lens.

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.

8-4 with breaks and lunch provided

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

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Jul
19
8:00am 8:00am

Leading With TVAAS - Chattanooga

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; MAPP Building 1st Floor Dining room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

 Although TVAAS training always has some ‘repeated’ information in any program we offer, the basic foundation of this day of professional learning is NEW. It will be wonderfully timed for any new leader, any leader who uses TVAAS data to help teachers grow their students over time, and it is especially good to help school leaders have meaningful conversations as they conduct teacher evaluations next year. Do not think of this a  ‘repeat’ of past events, but as a new look at new data through the TVAAS lens.

 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.

8-4 with breaks and lunch provided

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

 

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Jun
2
8:00am 8:00am

Learning from Leaders: Strategies to Improve ACT scores in High School Classrooms - West

Learning from Leaders: Strategies to Improve ACT scores in High School Classrooms

Principals and Supervisors can adjust schedules, study other school system’s data, and clearly show their students and their teachers that they want their students to have the best ACT scores possible. But 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, Ken 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 this fall, 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.

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

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Jun
1
8:00am 8:00am

Learning from Leaders: Strategies to Improve ACT scores in High School Classrooms - Middle

Learning from Leaders: Strategies to Improve ACT scores in High School Classrooms

Principals and Supervisors can adjust schedules, study other school system’s data, and clearly show their students and their teachers that they want their students to have the best ACT scores possible. But 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, Ken 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 this fall, 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.

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

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May
31
8:00am 8:00am

Learning from Leaders: Strategies to Improve ACT scores in High School Classrooms - East

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

Learning from Leaders: Strategies to Improve ACT scores in High School Classrooms

rincipals and Supervisors can adjust schedules, study other school system’s data, and clearly show their students and their teachers that they want their students to have the best ACT scores possible. But 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, Ken 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 this fall, 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.

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

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Apr
27
8:00am 8:00am

Tennessee College and Career Readiness Colloquium 2.0 - East

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

TOSS SLI & ALI, and the College Board Present:

Tennessee College and Career Readiness Colloquium 2.0

Open to Superintendents and ALI  Members 

Are you:

·       Committed to ensuring college and career readiness for all students?
·       Optimally exposing all students to rigorous instruction to ensure global competiveness post-high school?
·       Interested in exploring programs and resources that could serve as a roadmap to supporting Drive to 55 and Tennessee Promise?

This day-long Colloquium will provide an opportunity for district leaders to make favorable decisions that inform instruction, explore programs and resources that promote a college/career going culture, and connect with innovative practitioners and peers.

You will navigate:

·       Ways to shape a college-going mindset and learning environment
·       How College Board programs and resources align to state accountability metrics according to the Tennessee Department of Education
·       Best Practices for using benchmarks as early as eighth grade to assess student progress toward college readiness from year to year.
·       Usage of Khan Academy to maximize daily teaching and learning
·       Pre-AP options that expose students to rigorous, transformative learning
·       Avenues for identifying students with 10-60% chance of scoring a 3 or higher on up to 24 AP exams
·       Free student support services inclusive of scholarships, fee waivers and college/major exploration

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Apr
26
8:00am 8:00am

Tennessee College and Career Readiness Colloquium 2.0 - Middle

TOSS SLI & ALI, and the College Board Present:

Tennessee College and Career Readiness Colloquium 2.0

Open to Superintendents and ALI  Members 

Are you:

·       Committed to ensuring college and career readiness for all students?
·       Optimally exposing all students to rigorous instruction to ensure global competiveness post-high school?
·       Interested in exploring programs and resources that could serve as a roadmap to supporting Drive to 55 and Tennessee Promise?

This day-long Colloquium will provide an opportunity for district leaders to make favorable decisions that inform instruction, explore programs and resources that promote a college/career going culture, and connect with innovative practitioners and peers.

You will navigate:

·       Ways to shape a college-going mindset and learning environment
·       How College Board programs and resources align to state accountability metrics according to the Tennessee Department of Education
·       Best Practices for using benchmarks as early as eighth grade to assess student progress toward college readiness from year to year.
·       Usage of Khan Academy to maximize daily teaching and learning
·       Pre-AP options that expose students to rigorous, transformative learning
·       Avenues for identifying students with 10-60% chance of scoring a 3 or higher on up to 24 AP exams
·       Free student support services inclusive of scholarships, fee waivers and college/major exploration
 

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Apr
25
8:00am 8:00am

Tennessee College and Career Readiness Colloquium 2.0 - West

TOSS SLI & ALI, and the College Board Present:

Tennessee College and Career Readiness Colloquium 2.0

Open to Superintendents and ALI  Members 

Are you:

·       Committed to ensuring college and career readiness for all students?
·       Optimally exposing all students to rigorous instruction to ensure global competiveness post-high school?
·       Interested in exploring programs and resources that could serve as a roadmap to supporting Drive to 55 and Tennessee Promise?

This day-long Colloquium will provide an opportunity for district leaders to make favorable decisions that inform instruction, explore programs and resources that promote a college/career going culture, and connect with innovative practitioners and peers.

You will navigate:

·       Ways to shape a college-going mindset and learning environment
·       How College Board programs and resources align to state accountability metrics according to the Tennessee Department of Education
·       Best Practices for using benchmarks as early as eighth grade to assess student progress toward college readiness from year to year.
·       Usage of Khan Academy to maximize daily teaching and learning
·       Pre-AP options that expose students to rigorous, transformative learning
·       Avenues for identifying students with 10-60% chance of scoring a 3 or higher on up to 24 AP exams
·       Free student support services inclusive of scholarships, fee waivers and college/major exploration
 

 

 

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Apr
10
to Apr 11

myON 2017 Tennessee Personalized Literacy Summit

  • Embassy Suites Murfreesboro (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presenting:

myON 2017 Tennessee Personalized Literacy Summit

Since launching in January 2011, myON has grown exponentially. TOSS and myON  invite SLI and ALI members to join us on April 10th - 11th at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro for focused discussions and conversations on Personalized Literacy.

Hear from luminaries such as Dr. Jason Turner, Vice-President, Global Services from MetaMetrics, Dr. Chris Marczak, Superintendent of Maury County Public Schools and Marylou Whaley, director of Community Engagement and philanthropy for Hillsborough County Public Schools. You will learn about important literacy research, will discuss literacy challenges, and will develop a blueprint for creating a community of reading.

The event will start on Monday, April 10th at 6:30 for dinner (TBA) with TOSS Executive Director Wayne Miller serving as Master of Ceremonies. The executive summit starts at 8:30 am Tuesday and ends at approximately 3:00 pm. All lodging and meals are inclusive of the registration.  

While there is no limit on the number of ALI and SLI members who can attend the summit, there will be a limit of 2 free hotel rooms per district for as long as they last. So register early!!

Don't forget to register for your hotel here

 

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Apr
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Human Capital Leaders in Education: Attracting, Growing, and Retaining Effective Educators

  • Williamson County Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dear Superintendents, and ALI Members:

Please join TOSS/ALI/SLI and BFK for a day specifically planned for HR program directors

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TOSS ALI/SLI

Battelle for Kids, and TASPA

Present

Human Capital Leaders in Education:

Attracting, Growing, and Retaining Effective Educators

Williamson County Professional Learning Center

1761 W. Main St.

Franklin, Tennessee

April 10, 2017 from 1:00-5:00 pm

Agenda

 

1:00-1:15      Registration                Wanda Shelton

1:15-1:30      Opening remarks an introductions                                                TOSS/BFK/TASPA

1:30-2:30     Attracting, Growing, and Retaining Effective Educators   

Emily Douglas-McNab/Tony Bagshaw/TDOE

  • Why do we need to think about attracting, growing, and
  • retaining effective educators?
  • What does a human capital management system look like?
  • National Landscape of Human Capital Management Systems
  • What do we need to know about teacher and leader shortages?
  • ESSA and Equity Plans

 

2:30-2:45    Break with snacks provided by TOSS

2:45-3:30    Human Capital Leaders in Education:                               Emily Douglas-McNab

A Certification Program Opportunity

  •  Program background
  •  Program overview
  •  How does our state’s work support  these efforts?

Opportunity to expand this work in Tennessee

 

3:30-4:45      Elevating human capital practices in Tennessee

  •  Small group facilitated conversation

  • How do we elevate human capital practices in TN?

  • What strategies should we be looking at or opportunities should TOSS/BFK/TNASPA be offering or providing?

4:45-5:00       Wrap Up and Evaluation

Wanda Shelton

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Apr
5
11:00am11:00am

Scholastic Summer Reading Lunch and Learn - West

How to take balanced/comprehensive literacy from the school year to summer programming.

Superintendents and teams of ALI Members are welcome.

• Engaging students over the summer in key literacy activities, applying key skills and strategies to independent

reading and turning up the engagement for these students.

• Providing ideas on how to kick off the importance of reading over the summer months.

• Reviewing the types of materials that will engage students over the summer months.

• Helping students make a summer leap instead of the summer slide.

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Apr
4
11:00am11:00am

Scholastic Summer Reading Lunch and Learn - Middle

How to take balanced/comprehensive literacy from the school year to summer programming.

Superintendents and team of ALI Members are welcome.

• Engaging students over the summer in key literacy activities, applying key skills and strategies to independent

reading and turning up the engagement for these students.

• Providing ideas on how to kick off the importance of reading over the summer months.

• Reviewing the types of materials that will engage students over the summer months.

• Helping students make a summer leap instead of the summer slide.

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Apr
3
11:00am11:00am

Scholastic Summer Reading Lunch and Learn - East

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

How to take balanced/comprehensive literacy from the school year to summer programming.

Superintendents and teams of ALI Members are welcome.

• Engaging students over the summer in key literacy activities, applying key skills and strategies to independent

reading and turning up the engagement for these students.

• Providing ideas on how to kick off the importance of reading over the summer months.

• Reviewing the types of materials that will engage students over the summer months.

• Helping students make a summer leap instead of the summer slide.

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Mar
29
9:00am 9:00am

TOSS/TNREA Rural Education event - West

Tennessee Rural Education Association (TNREA), in a Partnership with TOSS, is hosting 3 regional sessions, which will take place on March 27-29, These sessions are intended to give guidance to rural leader on promoting and advancing STEM initiatives for all students. We would like to welcome principals, assistant principals, district leadership and district support stakeholders to join the TOSS Associate Leadership Institute (ALI) in order to attend this event. 

Click here for more information

Event starts at 9, coffee and registration at 8:30. Lunch will be provided. Event ends at 3:30pm.

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Mar
28
9:00am 9:00am

TOSS/TNREA Rural Education event - Middle

Tennessee Rural Education Association (TNREA), in a Partnership with TOSS, is hosting 3 regional sessions, which will take place on March 27-29, These sessions are intended to give guidance to rural leader on promoting and advancing STEM initiatives for all students. We would like to welcome principals, assistant principals, district leadership and district support stakeholders to join the TOSS Associate Leadership Institute (ALI) in order to attend this event.

Click here for more information

vent starts at 9, coffee and registration at 8:30. Lunch will be provided. Event ends at 3:30pm.

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Mar
27
9:00am 9:00am

TOSS/TNREA Rural Education event - East

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

Tennessee Rural Education Association (TNREA), in a Partnership with TOSS, is hosting 3 regional sessions, which will take place on March 27-29, These sessions are intended to give guidance to rural leader on promoting and advancing STEM initiatives for all students. We would like to welcome principals, assistant principals, district leadership and district support stakeholders to join the TOSS Associate Leadership Institute (ALI) in order to attend this event

Click here for more information

vent starts at 9, coffee and registration at 8:30. Lunch will be provided. Event ends at 3:30pm.

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Mar
24
8:00am 8:00am

Leading With TVAAS - ***NEW DAY ADDED****

New Day Added by Request!

In 2015, SAS and TOSS 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 an 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. 

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

You may want to send a team of ALI Members with the school principal and assistant principal or instructional coaches

8-4 with breaks and lunch provided

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

You will be working with your 2016 data.

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Mar
14
8:00am 8:00am

Picture of a Portfolio: The PreK-K&1 Portfolio Process through the Lens of Real Life Teachers. One district's journey through the portfolio process - West

Picture of a Portfolio: The Portfolio Process through the Lens of Real Life Teachers. One district's journey through the portfolio process...

non-classroom lead teachers may benefit from this training

PreK-K&1 Portfolio training

non-classroom lead teachers may benefit from this training

Portfolios are not Pinterest perfect collections of student artwork. Portfolios showcase a student's growth from beginning to end with samples of meaningful work. The portfolio process requires exploring standards and documenting student growth through standards based instruction. It ensures that teachers are analyzing assessments to meet the rigorous expectations of the standards. Finally, the portfolio process involves collecting meaningful evidence to demonstrate student growth observed during the learning process. In this hands-on workshop, participants will engage in answering these Essential Questions:

What is a portfoilo?

What is in a portfolio?

How is a portfolio scored?

How do I document my evidence? (Tools and Technology)

Where do I present my portfolio?

When do we move forward with implementation?

Presenters:

Brittany Gulley, Pre-K Teacher at Flintville

Amanda Pickens, First Grade Teacher at Flintville

Renee Pryor, Supevisor of Instrucion, Lincoln County Deartment of Education

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Mar
13
8:00am 8:00am

Picture of a Portfolio: The PreK-K&1 Portfolio Process through the Lens of Real Life Teachers. One district's journey through the portfolio process - East

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

Picture of a Portfolio: The Portfolio Process through the Lens of Real Life Teachers. One district's journey through the portfolio process...

PreK-K&1 Portfolio training

non-classroom lead teachers may benefit from this training

Portfolios are not Pinterest perfect collections of student artwork. Portfolios showcase a student's growth from beginning to end with samples of meaningful work. The portfolio process requires exploring standards and documenting student growth through standards based instruction. It ensures that teachers are analyzing assessments to meet the rigorous expectations of the standards. Finally, the portfolio process involves collecting meaningful evidence to demonstrate student growth observed during the learning process. In this hands-on workshop, participants will engage in answering these Essential Questions:

What is a portfoilo?

What is in a portfolio?

How is a portfolio scored?

How do I document my evidence? (Tools and Technology)

Where do I present my portfolio?

When do we move forward with implementation?

Presenters:

Brittany Gulley, Pre-K Teacher at Flintville

Amanda Pickens, First Grade Teacher at Flintville

Renee Pryor, Supevisor of Instrucion, Lincoln County Deartment of Education

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Feb
2
8:00am 8:00am

TOSS ALI AND BFK PRESENT: LEADERS FOCUS ON SKILLS AND STANDARDS - West

TOSS ALI AND BFK PRESENT: LEADERS FOCUS ON SKILLS AND STANDARDS

You can’t unpack the standards until you fully understand the key differences between skills and standards. This very engaging day will focus on how to back map instruction with Vertical Teaming and Essential Questions to really begin the work of polishing our classroom instruction to be rigorous, meaningful, and constantly improving.  We will discuss how to view and participate in PLC work that helps teachers understand writing in all curriculum areas to the Tennessee State TN READY rubric.  The afternoon sessions will feature rich discussion on what you as a school or system leader can do to help students master skills so that they can master standards. We are not unpacking the Tennessee TN READY standards here, but we are learning how leaders can support teacher in that very meaningful work. We will end the day with discussions on how to plan to support teachers and students over time.

 


Agenda

TOSS and BFK Present:

Focus on Standards and Skills

January 31—East Tennessee

February 1-Middle Tennessee

February 2- West Tennessee

8:00-8:30      Registration, Coffee, Pastry, and Conversation

8:30-9:30    Key Differences between skills and standards: Work that teachers and school and system leaders can do together.

9:30-9:45    Break and conversation

9:45-10:45  Back mapping Instruction with Vertical Teaming and Essential                                                        Questions

10:45-11:30 Writing across the curriculum to the TN Ready Rubric

11:30-12:00 Lunch on site provided by TOSS/ALI

12:00-2:00  What can we do to help students learn more?

2:00-3:00  Planning and supporting teachers AND students.

3:00-3:30 Evaluation and wrap up

 

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Feb
1
8:00am 8:00am

TOSS ALI AND BFK PRESENT: LEADERS FOCUS ON SKILLS AND STANDARDS - Middle

TOSS ALI AND BFK PRESENT: LEADERS FOCUS ON SKILLS AND STANDARDS

You can’t unpack the standards until you fully understand the key differences between skills and standards. This very engaging day will focus on how to back map instruction with Vertical Teaming and Essential Questions to really begin the work of polishing our classroom instruction to be rigorous, meaningful, and constantly improving.  We will discuss how to view and participate in PLC work that helps teachers understand writing in all curriculum areas to the Tennessee State TN READY rubric.  The afternoon sessions will feature rich discussion on what you as a school or system leader can do to help students master skills so that they can master standards. We are not unpacking the Tennessee TN READY standards here, but we are learning how leaders can support teacher in that very meaningful work. We will end the day with discussions on how to plan to support teachers and students over time.

 


Agenda

TOSS and BFK Present:

Focus on Standards and Skills

January 31—East Tennessee

February 1-Middle Tennessee

February 2- West Tennessee

8:00-8:30      Registration, Coffee, Pastry, and Conversation

8:30-9:30    Key Differences between skills and standards: Work that teachers and school and system leaders can do together.

9:30-9:45    Break and conversation

9:45-10:45  Back mapping Instruction with Vertical Teaming and Essential                                                        Questions

10:45-11:30 Writing across the curriculum to the TN Ready Rubric

11:30-12:00 Lunch on site provided by TOSS/ALI

12:00-2:00  What can we do to help students learn more?

2:00-3:00  Planning and supporting teachers AND students.

3:00-3:30 Evaluation and wrap up

 

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