Take a look at some upcoming events, webinars and conferences offered by the Ayers Institute.
Ignite! "Unconference": Get switched on to technology.
October 3, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Online Conference using Zoom video sessions
Ignite: Get Switched On to Technology is an “unconference” that puts the learner at the heart. Individuals attending Ignite let their mouse clicks do the talking, attending sessions based on their own interests and needs. Sessions are fast-paced and showcase some of the newest classroom-ready technology tools. You’ll learn practical and current technology strategies taught by local College of Education technology experts as well as current-service K-12 teachers.
This is a FREE, online professional learning opportunity, brought to you by the Lipscomb University College of Education and the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation.
Ayers Institute Coaching Academy: Models & Practices
October 27 & 28, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (both days)
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 between coaching and evaluation, what virtual coaching looks and sounds like, 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.
Content Delivery: This Instructional Coaching Academy will be conducted through online video conferencing and will include instruction, facilitator/participant interaction, small group discussions, and skill practice. Enrollment is limited to ensure the quality of the learning experience for each participant.
PATH-Intro to Working with Adult Learners
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:
- Ayers Institute Resources
- College Access & Success
- Instructional Skills Development
- School Leadership
- Teacher Preparation