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 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 College and Career Readiness Standards Implementation, Professional Learning, and Leadership.

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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.

Conference participants can access materials 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.

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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.

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

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Access online courses here.

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