Upcoming events list

Building Agency: Lessons learned from schools

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27
Sep
Webinar

Educators are continually looking for ways to encourage student ownership of learning. However, this is much easier said than done. Tennessee educators grappled with this challenge and identified ways to build student and teacher agency through a Tennessee Department of Education pilot. Learn how some of these educators intentionally implemented student agency and, along the way, discovered how integral their own agency was to the process.

Event date(s): 
September 27, 2019
Event time(s): 
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (CDT)

Fortify: Strengthening Teachers & Leaders

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3
Oct
Conference

Fortify is a modern, fast-paced conference featuring micro-sessions and impactful participant conversation. Presenters will share in a narrative format and conference participants will have time to discuss the big ideas they hear. Each narrative presented will highlight a passion topic. Take advantage of this rare opportunity for collaboration among PK-12 and Higher Education professionals.

Cicely Woodard, the 2018 Tennessee Teacher of the Year, will be the emcee for Fortify 2019.  The presenter lineup for Fortify 2019 will include:

Event date(s): 
October 3, 2019
Event time(s): 
8:30am to 2:45pm CST

Ignite "unconference" - Fall 2019

19
Oct
Conference

Ignite: Get Switched On to Technology is an “unconference” that puts the learner at the heart. Individuals attending Ignite let their feet do the talking, attending sessions based on their own interests and needs. Sessions are fast-paced and showcase some of the newest classroom-ready technology tools. You’ll learn practical and current technologies taught by local College of Education technology experts as well as current-service K-12 teachers.

Event date(s): 
October 19, 2019
Event time(s): 
8:00am to Noon

Instructional Technology Coaching Academy

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22
Jan
Seminar

The Ayers Institute Instructional Technology Coaching Academy is useful for anyone who coaches teachers on the effective use of technology for learning. It is structured to equip new coaches and build capacity in current coaches through interactive instruction and relevant practice focused on the skills necessary for coaching.

Event date(s): 
January 22 - 23, 2020
Event time(s): 
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (CST) both days

Instructional Coaching Academy: Skills Development

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4
Mar
Seminar

The Ayers Institute Instructional Coaching Academy: Skills Development will build on the knowledge gained during the Coaching Models and Practices session. This academy will focus on deepening the skills of listening, paraphrasing, presuming positivity, and providing reflective feedback by engaging in authentic practice of these foundational coaching tools. Participants will also focus on essential self-awareness, consider the coaching cycle developed by the Ayers Institute, and explore the various kinds of conversations that lead to growth in those we coach.

Event date(s): 
March 4 - 5, 2020
Event time(s): 
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (CST) both days