Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

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

  • Lipscomb University; Ezell Building Room 147 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

**TASL Credit Approved**

Click here for the agenda for this day.

The year is 2017. Do we still need programs for aspiring female leaders in this modern era?

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

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

The event will be held on the Lipscomb University campus, and will feature presentations by Dr. Debra Boyd, Dr. Donna Wright, Dr. LaDonna McFall, and Dr. Wanda Shelton. 

  • During this one day event, lead teachers, principals, assistant principals, and supervisors will hear Dr. Debra Boyd’s perspective from both the higher education and state department of education levels.  
  • Dr. Donna Wright will present sessions titled “Reach down as you climb: How can women incorporate  mentoring and coaching skills to guide future leaders?" and “Building your own bridges—Experience, Background and Learning While Doing.”
  • Dr. LaDonna McFall with follow with “Mentoring/Coaching the Next Generation of Women in Leadership.”  
  • Dr. Wanda Shelton will work with the attendees on the leadership skills that are needed to climb the educational leadership ladder.  

You will not want to miss this event!

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Nov
30
8:00 AM08:00

Principals Networking Day 2017 - West

TASL CREDIT APPROVED!

Principals Networking Day 2017

Topic:

Successfully handling chronic absenteeism, and improving school culture through positive behavioral supports

Agenda:

November 30, 2017

Jackson Tennessee

Networking Breakfast A light breakfast will be provided and table time to visit with fellow school leaders.

8:00-8:45 Dr. Charlotte Fisher from Tipton County Schools

8:45-9:30 Preston Caldwell from Lake County Schools will discuss how Lake County Schools have implemented a new initiative to combat poor attendance and/or chronic absenteeism. This initiative began during a strategic planning session, while writing our district/school improvement plans. During the meeting, it became apparent to our team that absenteeism would be a top priority. PLC's, attendance rewards, 85% attendance rule, supportive judicial system, and supportive school board are some of the entities for building our best practices. While we have not "fixed" attendance issues, we feel that we are well on our way.

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:30 James Walker from Humboldt City Schools

10:30-11:15 Suzanne Keefe from Lauderdale County Schools will discuss with our attendees their implementation of RTIB at the high school level. Discussion of county-wide planning for Pre-K-12 as well as implementation at a 9-12 high school.

11:15-11:45 Morning Review

11:45-12:30 Lunch on site (provided by TOSS ALI)

12:30-1:15 Linda DeBerry from Dyersburg City Schools

1:15-2:00 Brad Turner from Arlington Community Schools will include strategies on implementing a district- wide attendance plan, as well as support strategies for addressing attendance, truancy, and chronic absenteeism in this session.

2:00-2:15 Break/ review and questions

2:15-3:30 Table top discussion of the topics presented lead by the speakers

3:30-4:00 Review, Report out, Evaluation, and Wrap Up

 

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Dec
12
8:00 AM08:00

Principals Networking Day 2017 - Middle

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

TASL CREDIT APPROVED!

Principals Networking Day 2017

Topic:

Successfully handling chronic absenteeism, and improving school culture through positive behavioral supports

Agenda

Principals Networking Day

December 12, 2017

Trevecca University

Nashville, Tennessee

 8:00-8:15      Networking Breakfast A light breakfast will be provided and table time to visit with fellow school leaders.

 8:15-10:00                                                    Mathew Portell from the Metro Nashville  Public Schools will present on ways to change school culture through understanding the effects of trauma in the lives of children and the adults who support them.

 

10:00-10:15                                                 Break

 10:15-11:00                                                 Kim Frank from Murfreesboro City Schools will present on that systems integration ofthe ACE’s initiative into their multi-tiered framework.

  11:00-11:45                                                 Whitney Kovach from Giles County will present on chronic absenteeism and the community.

 11:45-12:30                                                 Lunch on site (provided by TOSS ALI)

 12:30-1:30                                                    Kurt Dronebarger from White County willpresent on “How a team can reach the  most challenged students.”

 1:30-2:30                                                      Mel Brown and Stan Moss from Wilson County Schools

 2:30-3:30                                                      Table Top Discussions                                                   

3:30-4:00                                                      Evaluation and Wrap Up

 

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Feb
13
8:30 AM08:30

New Science of Learning 2018 - East

New Science of Learning - East

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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Nov
16
8:00 AM08:00

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

The session combines information about Learning Blade, a free resource for Tennessee, with ways teachers can use it to support literacy instruction in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and ELA.  The program, focused on career clusters for grades 4-9 and aligned to state standards, takes students through a discovery of 12 relevant career clusters and the underlying jobs that make up each career. It includes scenarios that are supported with vocabulary, multiple choice quizzes, and writing prompts. Students work independently and the program generates standards-based reports showing their progress. 

In the second part of the session, we will show how ELA can use features of Learning Blade to teach content reading, vocabulary development, and practice with writing. The format of these features mimics parts of TNReady assessments.

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Nov
15
8:00 AM08:00

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

The session combines information about Learning Blade, a free resource for Tennessee, with ways teachers can use it to support literacy instruction in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and ELA.  The program, focused on career clusters for grades 4-9 and aligned to state standards, takes students through a discovery of 12 relevant career clusters and the underlying jobs that make up each career. It includes scenarios that are supported with vocabulary, multiple choice quizzes, and writing prompts. Students work independently and the program generates standards-based reports showing their progress. 

In the second part of the session, we will show how ELA can use features of Learning Blade to teach content reading, vocabulary development, and practice with writing. The format of these features mimics parts of TNReady assessments.

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Nov
14
8:00 AM08:00

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! 
 

The session combines information about Learning Blade, a free resource for Tennessee, with ways teachers can use it to support literacy instruction in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and ELA.  The program, focused on career clusters for grades 4-9 and aligned to state standards, takes students through a discovery of 12 relevant career clusters and the underlying jobs that make up each career. It includes scenarios that are supported with vocabulary, multiple choice quizzes, and writing prompts. Students work independently and the program generates standards-based reports showing their progress. 

In the second part of the session, we will show how ELA can use features of Learning Blade to teach content reading, vocabulary development, and practice with writing. The format of these features mimics parts of TNReady assessments.

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Nov
13
8:00 AM08:00

The Leader and the Law 2017 - Southeast (Athens/McMinn)

  • McMinn County Center for Educational Excellence (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Click here for the agenda for this day.

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
8
8:00 AM08:00

Principals Networking Day 2017 - East

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

TASL CREDIT APPROVED!

Principals Networking Day 2017

Topic:

Successfully handling chronic absenteeism, and improving school culture through positive behavioral supports

Agenda:

Networking Breakfast A light breakfast will be provided and table time to visit with fellow school leaders.

8:00-8:45 Jamie Jordan from Clinton City Schools will present on the All Star Attendance program that she implemented to cut their chronic absenteeism rate by 6%. One school saw a reduction from over 20% to less than 8%.

8:45-9:30 Shane Bailey from Rogersville City will present on The Warrior Way. He will discuss both positive behavioral supports

and protocols implemented to improve school culture.

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:30 Devona Smith and Robbie Somerville from Sequatchie County will present their successful school wide attendance reward system model and support program.

10:30-11:15 Greg Sturgill from Hawkins County will discuss

their work on chronic absenteeism in his district. He will us understand how the student management system can begin the process so that we are both aware of the problem and ready with supports

11:15-11:45 Morning Review

11:45-12:30 Lunch on site (provided by TOSS ALI)

12:30-1:15 Angie Gill from Bradley County Schools will show how her district was able to reduce their chronic absenteeism rate close to 50% in some schools. We will be learning from someone who has the data to show us what works to both identify and address this issue.

1:15-2:00 Buffy Wyrosdick from Blount County will take us on a journey with her in her school. Eagleton Elementary has found a way to create a fun and competitive environment encouraging attendance. We will see how they post their results using fun diagrams.

2:00-2:10 Break

2:10-3:00 Lisa Earby from Cleveland City Schools is a master at understanding the needs of elementary school students. She has plan to inspire principals to step up their game and she will help us learn from her actions in Cleveland City.

3:00-3:45 Afternoon review and table top discussion

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

 

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Nov
1
8:00 AM08:00

The Leader and the Law 2017 - West

TASL CREDIT APPROVED!

Click here for the agenda for this event.

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
30
8:00 AM08:00

The Leader and the Law 2017 - Middle

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

TASL CREDIT APPROVED!

Click here for the agenda for this day.

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
26
8:00 AM08:00

Strategic Planning and School Leaders - West

TASL CREDIT APPROVED!

Click here for the agenda for this day.

Can you draw a straight line from your district strategic plan to what’s going on each and every classroom? 

Ask yourself these important questions:

  • Does your strategic plan address both reality and aspiration?
  • Can you identify specific school improvements that you are focused on and does your team know how to make those happen?
  • Do your schools’ plans reflect and support your district plan in understandable and concrete (or maybe obvious) ways?
  • What percent of the actual work happening in your schools is directly connected to your district strategic plan?
  • Could a principal easily explain how the school’s strategic plan aligns to the district’s plan?

If you can’t answer a resounding yes to all of these questions, this session is for your administrators.  Please join us for B.J. Worthington’s presentation on how your schools can grow through strategic planning.  This will be a day your team will enjoy!

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Oct
25
8:00 AM08:00

Strategic Planning and School Leaders - Middle

  • Trevecca Nazarene University - Quick Lecture Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TASL CREDIT APPROVED

Click here for the agenda for this day.

Can you draw a straight line from your district strategic plan to what’s going on each and every classroom? 

Ask yourself these important questions:

  • Does your strategic plan address both reality and aspiration?
  • Can you identify specific school improvements that you are focused on and does your team know how to make those happen?
  • Do your schools’ plans reflect and support your district plan in understandable and concrete (or maybe obvious) ways?
  • What percent of the actual work happening in your schools is directly connected to your district strategic plan?
  • Could a principal easily explain how the school’s strategic plan aligns to the district’s plan?

If you can’t answer a resounding yes to all of these questions, this session is for your administrators.  Please join us for B.J. Worthington’s presentation on how your schools can grow through strategic planning.  This will be a day your team will enjoy!

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Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

The Leader and the Law 2017 - East

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

**This event has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations. However, you can register to attend an additional session of this event on November 13 in McMinn.*** 

TASL CREDIT APPROVED!

Click here for the agenda for this event.

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
12
8:00 AM08:00

Strategic Planning and School Leaders - East

TASL CREDIT APPROVED

Click here for the agenda for this day.

Can you draw a straight line from your district strategic plan to what’s going on each and every classroom? 

Ask yourself these important questions:

  • Does your strategic plan address both reality and aspiration?
  • Can you identify specific school improvements that you are focused on and does your team know how to make those happen?
  • Do your schools’ plans reflect and support your district plan in understandable and concrete (or maybe obvious) ways?
  • What percent of the actual work happening in your schools is directly connected to your district strategic plan?
  • Could a principal easily explain how the school’s strategic plan aligns to the district’s plan?

If you can’t answer a resounding yes to all of these questions, this session is for your administrators.  Please join us for B.J. Worthington’s presentation on how your schools can grow through strategic planning.  This will be a day your team will enjoy!



 

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Sep
26
9:45 AM09:45

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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Sep
20
9:00 AM09:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
7:30 AM07:30

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
7:30 AM07:30

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
7:30 AM07:30

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

Tennessee College and Career Readiness Colloquium 2.0 - Middle

  • Murfreesboro City Schools District (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
25
8:00 AM08:00

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
1:00 PM13:00

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
11:00 AM11:00

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
11:00 AM11:00

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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