May
31
8:00 am08:00

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

  • Lincoln Memorial University Cedar Bluff Crossings

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

Jun
1
8:00 am08:00

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

  • Murfreesboro City Schools District

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

Jun
2
8:00 am08:00

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

  • Caywood Elementary

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

Jul
19
8:00 am08:00

Leading With TVAAS - Chattanooga

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; MAPP Building 1st Floor Dining room

**** This is the first event for the 2017-2018 ALI Year! You must have renewed & paid for your 2017-2018 membership to attend***

SAS and TOSS have 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

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.

 

Jul
20
8:00 am08:00

Leading With TVAAS - Dickson

  • The Renaissance Center

**** This is the first event for the 2017-2018 ALI Year! You must have renewed & paid for your 2017-2018 membership to attend***

SAS and TOSS have 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

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.

Aug
22
8:00 am08:00

ACT and Student Growth, Partnering for Success - East

  • Lincoln Memorial University Cedar Bluff Crossings

**** This is a 2017-2018 ALI Year Event! You must have renewed & paid for your 2017-2018 membership to attend***

Learn How ACT Is Your Partner

In Achieving Student Success

Would you like to empower your staff:

With understanding the data so you can make informed decisions for rigorous coursework?

To help support college and career readiness in your school?

By learning a multidimensional way to prepare students?

Learn how ACT helps you track student progress and prepare them for success through high school and beyond?

The session will provide an opportunity for district leaders to learn how ACT data can inform instruction, bridge the transition from middle to high school and help students prepare for college and career.

Takeaways:

ACT Holistic Framework - multidimensional way to prepare students for college and career success

Core Academic Skills

Cross Cutting Capabilities

Behavioral Skills

Education and Career Navigation

Understanding your Grad Class Profile Report and how it can guide curriculum to increase scores and educator engagement.

The ACT High School Report: Interpreting Data for Student Success

Identify implications for counseling and course placement, using ACT data to align students' interests and skills, and investigating academic fit for students.

Reviewing Curriculum and Instructional SystemsExplores the curriculum and instructional practices needed to prepare students for college and career readiness.

Analyzing and Using ACT Scores  

Administrators and other educators can analyze their aggregate data and identify implications from the data for curriculum, instruction, and student support.

Test Prep Options to prepare students for the ACT test with PreACT, ACT Online Prep and ACT Prep Live.

ACT WorkReady Communities How your school can be involved in ensuring all students are ready for career success

Aug
23
8:00 am08:00

ACT and Student Growth, Partnering for Success - Middle

  • Murfreesboro City Schools District

**** This is a 2017-2018 ALI Year Event! You must have renewed & paid for your 2017-2018 membership to attend***

Learn How ACT Is Your Partner

In Achieving Student Success

Would you like to empower your staff:

With understanding the data so you can make informed decisions for rigorous coursework?

To help support college and career readiness in your school?

By learning a multidimensional way to prepare students?

Learn how ACT helps you track student progress and prepare them for success through high school and beyond?

The session will provide an opportunity for district leaders to learn how ACT data can inform instruction, bridge the transition from middle to high school and help students prepare for college and career.

Takeaways:

ACT Holistic Framework - multidimensional way to prepare students for college and career success

Core Academic Skills

Cross Cutting Capabilities

Behavioral Skills

Education and Career Navigation

Understanding your Grad Class Profile Report and how it can guide curriculum to increase scores and educator engagement.

The ACT High School Report: Interpreting Data for Student Success

Identify implications for counseling and course placement, using ACT data to align students' interests and skills, and investigating academic fit for students.

Reviewing Curriculum and Instructional SystemsExplores the curriculum and instructional practices needed to prepare students for college and career readiness.

Analyzing and Using ACT Scores  

Administrators and other educators can analyze their aggregate data and identify implications from the data for curriculum, instruction, and student support.

Test Prep Options to prepare students for the ACT test with PreACT, ACT Online Prep and ACT Prep Live.

ACT WorkReady Communities How your school can be involved in ensuring all students are ready for career success

Aug
24
8:00 am08:00

ACT and Student Growth, Partnering for Success - West

  • Union University; Harvey Hall

**** This is a 2017-2018 ALI Year Event! You must have renewed & paid for your 2017-2018 membership to attend***

Learn How ACT Is Your Partner

In Achieving Student Success

Would you like to empower your staff:

With understanding the data so you can make informed decisions for rigorous coursework?

To help support college and career readiness in your school?

By learning a multidimensional way to prepare students?

Learn how ACT helps you track student progress and prepare them for success through high school and beyond?

The session will provide an opportunity for district leaders to learn how ACT data can inform instruction, bridge the transition from middle to high school and help students prepare for college and career.

Takeaways:

ACT Holistic Framework - multidimensional way to prepare students for college and career success

Core Academic Skills

Cross Cutting Capabilities

Behavioral Skills

Education and Career Navigation

Understanding your Grad Class Profile Report and how it can guide curriculum to increase scores and educator engagement.

The ACT High School Report: Interpreting Data for Student Success

Identify implications for counseling and course placement, using ACT data to align students' interests and skills, and investigating academic fit for students.

Reviewing Curriculum and Instructional SystemsExplores the curriculum and instructional practices needed to prepare students for college and career readiness.

Analyzing and Using ACT Scores  

Administrators and other educators can analyze their aggregate data and identify implications from the data for curriculum, instruction, and student support.

Test Prep Options to prepare students for the ACT test with PreACT, ACT Online Prep and ACT Prep Live.

ACT WorkReady Communities How your school can be involved in ensuring all students are ready for career success


Apr
27
8:00 am08:00

Tennessee College and Career Readiness Colloquium 2.0 - East

  • Sarah Simpson Professional Development Technology Center

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

Apr
26
8:00 am08:00

Tennessee College and Career Readiness Colloquium 2.0 - Middle

  • Murfreesboro City Schools District

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
 

Apr
25
8:00 am08:00

Tennessee College and Career Readiness Colloquium 2.0 - West

  • The University of Memphis Lambuth

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
 

 

 

Apr
10
Apr 11

myON 2017 Tennessee Personalized Literacy Summit

  • Embassy Suites Murfreesboro

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

 

Apr
10
1:00 pm13:00

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

  • Williamson County Professional Development Center

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

Apr
5
11:00 am11:00

Scholastic Summer Reading Lunch and Learn - West

  • Union University

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.

Apr
4
11:00 am11:00

Scholastic Summer Reading Lunch and Learn - Middle

  • Murfreesboro City Schools District

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.

Apr
3
11:00 am11:00

Scholastic Summer Reading Lunch and Learn - East

  • Sarah Simpson Professional Development Technology Center

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.

Mar
29
9:00 am09:00

TOSS/TNREA Rural Education event - West

  • The STAR Center

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.

Mar
28
9:00 am09:00

TOSS/TNREA Rural Education event - Middle

  • Murfreesboro City Schools District

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.

Mar
27
9:00 am09:00

TOSS/TNREA Rural Education event - East

  • Lincoln Memorial University Cedar Bluff Crossings

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.

Mar
24
8:00 am08:00

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

  • Hickman County High School

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.

Mar
14
8:00 am08:00

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

  • Caywood Elementary

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

Mar
13
8:00 am08:00

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

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

Feb
24
8:00 am08:00

Stronger Together - East

  • Lincoln Memorial University

“Stronger Together”:  As former school director in Joplin, Missouri, Dr. C.J. Huff shares his remarkable story of leadership, relationships, and resiliency that kept children at the center of the recovery effort after the Joplin Tornado.  

Speaker Bio

Feb
23
8:00 am08:00

Stronger Together - Middle

  • Murfreesboro City Schools

“Stronger Together”:  As former school director in Joplin, Missouri, Dr. C.J. Huff shares his remarkable story of leadership, relationships, and resiliency that kept children at the center of the recovery effort after the Joplin Tornado.  

Speaker Bio

Feb
2
8:00 am08:00

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

  • The STAR Center

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

 

Feb
1
8:00 am08:00

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

  • Trevecca Nazarene University

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

 

Jan
31
8:00 am08:00

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

  • Lincoln Memorial University Cedar Bluff Crossings

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

ou 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

 

Jan
27
8:00 am08:00

Picture of a Portfolio: The Portfolio Process through the Lens of Real Life Teachers.

  • Motlow State Community College Marcum Technology Center

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

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 teachers are analyzing assessments to meet the rigorous expectations of the standards. And finally, it 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 Instruction, Lincoln County Deartment of Education

Jan
17
8:30 am08:30

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

  • Caywood Elementary School

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

Dec
8
8:00 am08:00

The Leader and the Law - East

  • Sarah Simpson Professional Development Technology Center

The Leader and the Law - East

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

Dec
7
9:00 am09:00

TETC-TETA Pre-Conference

  • Embassy Suites Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (SLI/ALI) in collaboration with the Tennessee Educational Technology Association (TETA) is proud to announce a pre-conference event for SLI/ALI members on December 7, 2016 prior to the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference (TETC).

Dr. Kecia Ray will be the keynote speaker and following her presentation, our attendees will participate in ‘Camp Fire’ style round table discussions. During these campfire discussions, we will share our best and our most challenging stories about moving our students to fully engaged, technologically rich classrooms. 

The pre-conference event is expected to be an interesting and meaningful beginning to your TETC experience or you may sign up for the pre-conference only. Sign up here for the pre-conference and then go to the TETC website to register and pay for the TETC. TOSS is happy to sponsor this pre-conference and we are excited to collaborate with both TETA and Dr. Kecia Ray on this event.

We will add additional information as it becomes available, including a full biography of Dr. Ray and a full agenda later in November. Sign up now to make sure you get to share your system’s story and learn from Dr. Kecia Ray and others!

Dec
2
8:00 am08:00

The Leader and The Law - West

  • Caywood Elementary School

The Leader and The Law

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

 

Dec
1
8:00 am08:00

Leading With TVAAS: Administrator Edition - West

  • Caywood Elementary School

Leading With TVAAS: Administrator Edition - West 

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

Nov
30
8:00 am08:00

Leading With TVAAS: Administrator Edition - Middle

  • Murfreesboro City Schools

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

Nov
29
8:00 am08:00

Leading With TVAAS: Administrator Edition - East

  • Northview Academy

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

Nov
17
8:00 am08:00

The Leader and the Law - Middle

  • Murfreesboro City Schools

The Leader and the Law

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