Revised Science Standards Training

In the 2018-2019 school year, Tennessee schools will implement and assess the newly revised Tennessee Academic Standards for Science. The department is excited to offer differentiated training and support for districts, school leaders, and teachers around the revised Science standards. All trainings will include face-to-face components as well as virtual materials to support differentiation and ongoing collaboration and learning.

Registration for district training on the Tennessee Academic Standards for Science is now open. Please register a team from your district with a single form submission. You can access the registration form for your team here

District Training

Overview

Districts will be asked to bring one team of up to four members to begin planning for standards roll-out in the 2018-2019 school year. This training will provide a broad overview of the new Tennessee Academic Standards for Science and will deliver content based on how districts can best support their schools and educators. 

Intended Audience

We recommend a four-person team from each district. This team should include a district-level curriculum and instruction leader, a science content leader, an instructional coach, and a school leader. Each district should send at least one representative that can make actionable decisions regarding training and implementation for the district. 

Materials

Materials will be available by mid-December.

Dates and Location

District training will take place regionally December 4–15, 2017.


Date

City
Training Site
December 6, 2017 Lenoir City The Venue at Lenoir City
December 7, 2017 Kingsport Meadow View Conference Center
December 11, 2017 Cookeville Leslie Town Center
December 13, 2017 Murfreesboro Embassy Suites
December 14, 2017 Jackson Star Center

 

Content Leaders

Overview

The department will also offer training for content leaders. This training will equip a team of 3 district designated content leaders to facilitate training for school leaders and teachers to prepare them for implementation of the revised standards.

Intended Audience

Districts will choose three representatives to attend the training. 

Materials

Materials will available early February.

Dates and Location

Content Leader training will occur in the greater Nashville area January 29–February 9, 2018. Specific dates, times, and location will be announced this winter.

Summer Training

Overview

In the summer of 2018, the department will offer training for school leaders and teachers. Training sessions were organized by grade level or tier and will focus on the eight cross-cutting concepts.

Intended Audience

K-12 Science teachers and all school leaders

Dates & Locations

Summer training will take place regionally across the state June 2018. Specific dates, times, and locations will announced in the spring of 2018.

Courses Offered

Courses will be offered by grade-level for teachers. Principals will be able to choose either an elementary or secondary track