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


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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Ayers Institute Tennessee Math and Science Teacher Cadre

The Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation at Lipscomb University is seeking exceptional math and science educators who will create high-quality lessons, tasks, activities, and assessments for publication on the optimized Tennessee Curriculum Center website.

Members selected for this Teacher Cadre will be paid an honorarium.  Interested applicants should apply by August 12, 2015.

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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.

Access the teacher preparation courses, view the course descriptions, or request a facilitator’s guide.

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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 2015 Professional Learning Day details.

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College Access Project.

Increase your college access knowledge by taking CAP Course strands, or complete all 5 strands and become a College Access Coach.

Register for any strand and access the online course.

View a replay of the free "College Application Strategies" webinar.

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