Return To Campus Plan
Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.Learn More
Take a look at some upcoming events, webinars and conferences offered by the Ayers Institute.
September 15 & 16, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (both days)
Lipscomb University campus; Nashville, TN
The Ayers Institute Instructional Coaching Academy: Coaching Models and Practices is structured to equip new coaches and build capacity in current coaches through interactive instruction and relevant practice focused on the skills necessary for coaching. Participants will engage in explicit instruction to explore the skills of committed listening, paraphrasing, presuming positivity, and providing reflective feedback, and then practice these skills throughout the sessions. Participants also explore the differences in coaching and evaluation and how to approach each leadership role with a coach mindset. This academy is useful for new coaches to learn how to engage in coaching, current coaches who want to develop their coaching skills further, and principals wanting to start coaching programs or build capacity in current programs.
TASL Approved: 12 hours professional learning credit.
Training Format: This Instructional Coaching Academy is currently scheduled to be conducted in person (** subject to change **). The training will include instruction, facilitator/student interaction, and skill practice. Enrollment is limited to ensure the quality of the learning experience for each participant.
** NOTE: Due to the fluid nature of state, local, and organizational requirements regarding in-person gatherings, the delivery format for this training is subject to change. If changes occur, we will send updates by e-mail to all registered attendees.
Ongoing Course Registration
Preparing Adults for the Transition to Higher Education (PATH)
Introduction to Working with Adult Learners
The Tennessee College Access and Success Network and Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation at Lipscomb University have partnered to create PATH: Preparing Adults for the Transition to Higher Education. Our introductory strand of the course was created with the intent to provide support and resources to professionals around Tennessee who may work with adults who are enrolling in institutions of higher education for the first time or those who are re-enrolling in order to complete their degree.
The cost is $69 per person.
The Ayers Institute produces monthly, web-based seminars ("webinars"). These online resources provide timely, topical professional learning opportunities to educators. Participants can interact with the presenters during the live webinar broadcast. The webinar sessions are also recorded to enable replay at a later time.
The Ayers Institute webinars are appropriate for K-12 educators, higher education professionals, teacher-preparation candidates, and community members with an interest in the field of education.
Topics covered by Ayers Institute webinars include: