Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation


Offering partnership and collaboration opportunities

Incubating instructional strategies

Offering professional learning to educators

Improving student experience and outcomes

The Institute's goals focus upon: 

  • College and Career Readiness Standards Implementation
  • Professional Learning
  • Leadership Training and Resources
  • Instructional Design and Delivery

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INVEST: Building a College and Career Ready Tennessee

The INVEST project develops video and professional learning resources for teacher preparation faculty and K-12 professionals that are designed to improve student outcomes through standards-focused instructional strategies.

  • Video library can be accessed here.
  • Conference materials can be accessed here.
  • Critical Conversations can be accessed here.

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The Teacher Preparation MOOCs are online courses, open to all for their own professional knowledge or for inclusion in teacher preparation programs.

  • Access the online courses here.

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The Ayers Institute partnered with the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission to produce a series of standards-aligned lesson plans that highlight Nashville-area art installations in McCabe Park and Edmondson Park.

  • Access lesson plans here.

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Become a College Access Coach through our brand new one year CAP program.  

  • Register for any strand of the course here.
  • Access online courses here.

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