Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation

The Ayers Institute, a resource developed for teachers and educational leaders in Tennessee, incubates new instructional ideas and offers professional learning to educators, all so students experience better outcomes.


The goals of the Institute are three-fold: to equip teachers to improve their classroom performance; to cultivate a state-wide cadre of principals and instructional coaches who promote a culture of effective teacher mentorship in the schools they serve; to contribute expertise and proven models to the dialogue on education reform. The Institute will strive to initially reach these goals through the focus areas of Common Core Implementation, Professional Learning, and Leadership.

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INVEST: Building a College and Career Ready Tennessee

Higher Ed faculty- sign up for our Summer Educator Preparation Conference!  Learn about Common Core in the content areas from Tennessee practitioners, collaborate with peers from across the state, and gain practical strategies to use with your teacher candidates.

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Teacher Cadre announced!  Meet our teacher participants and learn more about Nashville's public art Common Core integration.

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

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