Institute Resources

INVEST Project

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.

Video library can be accessed here.
2014 Educator Preparation Conference materials can be accessed here.
2013 Educator Preparation Regional Training materials can be accessed here.
Critical Conversations can be accessed here.

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Teacher Preparation MOOCs

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

Access the online courses here.

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Metro Arts


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.

Access lesson plans here.

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College Access Project

College Access Project

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

Register for any strand of the course here.
Access the online courses here.

Other Resources

Common Core

Professional Learning