Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation

The institute's goals are to offer partnership and collaboration opportunities, incubate instructional strategies, offer professional learning to educators, and improve student experience and outcomes.

Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation

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The Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation is a strategic catalyst for the transformational reform efforts being led by the state of Tennessee. Learn about our initiatives and receive the most up-to-date resources with the Ayers Institute Insider newsletter by signing up below.

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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.

Access the videos in the INVEST Video Library or view the presentations and materials from INVEST conferences.

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MOOCs Teacher Preparation Courses.

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

View the teacher Preparation course descriptions and access the Teacher Preparation courses.

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Metro Arts.

The Ayers Institute partners with the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission to produce a series of standards-aligned lesson plans that highlight Nashville-area art installations.

Lesson plans and teaching materials from Metro Arts projects are available for download. Also view the 2014-15 Teacher Cadre information.

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College Access Project.

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

Register for any strand of the CAP course and access the CAP strands.

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