Tennessee education commissioner Candice McQueen named College of Education’s 2017 Innovator in Education
Tennessee education commissioner Candice McQueen was named the College of Education’s 2017 Innovator in Education at a celebration on April 19.
Ayers Institute launches new professional learning podcast
The Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation housed in Lipscomb University’s College of Education has developed a new resource for educators with the launch of its new professional learning podcast.
Ayers Institute launches new, improved online resource for educators in Tennessee, across the nation
The Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation has launched eduToolbox, an online portal that features instructional resources for educators in Tennessee and across the country.
New Resource - The Role of Technology in Education
The Role of Technology in Education course provides pre-service and current-service teachers the information and resources needed to improve student outcomes through the use of technology. This course includes topics such as technology and teacher evaluation, the connections between pedagogy and technology, differentiating with technology, types of assessment, and how to be a connected educator.
New Resource - The Learning Environment MOOC
Every teacher recognizes the need for a positive learning culture. We know from research that the learning environment has a direct impact on improving student outcomes. (Gallagher, n.d.) By focusing on the necessary components of a positive learning culture for all students, teachers create an environment of improved student outcomes. The Ayers Institute is now offering a free, online course that will help teachers create optimum learning environments for students!
Nashville schools enrolls 32 counselors in Ayers online professional development
Lipscomb's College Access Project enhances school counselors' college mentoring skills.
New Resource - Professional Learning Communities MOOC
Every teacher faces the challenge of improving student outcomes. We know from research that teacher collaboration focused on teaching and learning positively impacts student achievement. Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) provide a framework for teacher collaboration focused on student outcomes. The Ayers Institute is now offering a free, online course that will help teachers participate in effective PLCs.
New Resource - Personalized Learning through Differentiated Instruction MOOC
Every teacher faces the challenge of meeting the needs of all of their students. The Ayers Institute has a resource that helps teachers do just that! Now the Ayers Institute is offering a FREE online teacher preparation course titled "Personalized Learning through Differentiated Instruction." This new course includes links to over 180 high-quality resources on differentiated instruction, special populations, response to intervention and more.
New Resource - Engaging Students MOOC
Every teacher faces the challenge of keeping his/her instruction and content relevant and meaningful for all learners. Now the Ayers Institute is offering a FREE online teacher preparation course titled "Engaging Students" with over 150 high-quality resources on engaging students, motivation theory and more.
Boyd, Morel named interim deans
Lipscomb University Provost W. Craig Bledsoe announced today the appointment Deborah Boyd and Nina Morel as interim deans to fill recent vacancies at the helm of two of its colleges.