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1 STRATEGIC PLAN Welcome to TNCore Summer Training! Day 1

2 1 Welcome! Please create a table tent, with your first name on both sides, once you find your seat.

3 2 Introductions Name School What is your favorite thing about teaching this subject?

4 3 Opening Agenda Norms and Opening Discussion Videos with Voices from across Tennessee Core Beliefs Overview and Discussion The Context of this Training Training Agenda Closing: A Message from TNCore Coaches

5 4 Norms Keep students at the center of focus and decision-making Be present and engaged – limit distractions, if urgent matters come up, step outside Monitor air time and share your voice - you’ll know which applies to you! Challenge with respect – disagreement can be healthy, respect all intentions Be solutions oriented – for the good of the group, look for the possible Risk productive struggle - this is safe space to get out of your comfort zone Balance urgency and patience - we need to see dramatic change and change will happen over time Start and end on time – maximize group learning by honoring session and break start and end times Any other norms desired to facilitate your learning?

6 5 Opening Discussion Today’s kindergarten students will graduate high school in 2026 and college in What do you think will be different about our world and country? What skills do you think will be more important for student success? If you were the parent of a five year old today, what would you want? What would you worry about?

7 6 VIDEO 1 - TN STUDENTS: THOUGHTS ON EDUCATION

8 7 Discussion What comments from the video resonated with you? What do the comments of students make you think about our role as teachers?

9 8 Mission of the TNCore Training Series Support collaborative learning focused on increasing student achievement in the transition to Common Core State Standards.

10 9 What this is / What it is not What it isWhat it is not Peer led learningInformation updates from TDOE Content focused – we will dive deep into understanding the expectations Generic discussion of teaching strategies Focused on building our capacity (knowledge and skill) as educators Mandating implementation of a recipe for instant success Focused on student achievementFocused on compliance Focused on your learningFocused on preparing you to train others Focused on instructionFocused on assessment scoring (send these questions to

11 10 VIDEO 2 – PARENTS AND LEADERS: THOUGHTS ON EDUCATION

12 11 Discussion What key messages resonated with you from the remarks of community members and parents? What are you most excited about for the implementation of Common Core? What are you most nervous about?

13 12 Core Beliefs Earning a living wage has never demanded more skills. This generation must learn more than its parents to do as well. All children are capable of learning and thinking at a high level. Children in Tennessee are as talented as any in the country and often capable of more than we expect. Our current education results pose a real threat to state and national competitiveness and security. Improving the skills of our children is vital for the future of Tennessee and America. Tennessee is on a mission to become the fastest improving state in the nation. Doing so will require hard work and significant learning for all. We must learn to teach in ways we were not taught ourselves. There is no recipe that will deliver a successful transition. Preparing for Common Core will demand effective leadership focused on student growth. PARCC is coming in two years. We need to use the transition wisely to make sure our students and our state are ready.

14 13 VIDEO 3 - TN DOE: CONTEXT ON THIS TRAINING

15 14 Agenda for Day 1 (ELA 4-12 & Literacy) TimeSession 8:00 - 8:45Opening Session Part 1 8:45 – 10:15CRA Work Time 10: :30Module 1 11:30 – 1:00Lunch 1:00 - 4:15Module 1 & 2

16 15 Agenda for Day 2 (ELA 4-12 & Literacy) TimeSession 8:00 – 8:30Opening Session Part 2 8:30 – 11:30Module 2 & 3 11:30 – 1:00Lunch 1:00 – 4:15Module 3 & 4

17 16 Agenda for Day 3 (ELA 4-12 & Literacy) TimeSession 8:00 – 11:00Module 4 & 5 11:00 – 12:30Lunch 12:30 – 3:45Module 5 3:45 – 4:15Closing Session

18 17 VIDEO 4 – ELA CORE COACHES: THOUGHTS ON EDUCATION AND THIS TRAINING

19 STRATEGIC PLAN Opening Session Module 2

20 19 VIDEO 5 - TN DOE: COMMON CORE TRANSITION PLAN, 4-12 ELA & LITERACY

21 20 Welcome to

22 21 Available Resources Common Core Implementation Plan Common Core History and Fact Sheet

23 22 ELA & Literacy Resources on

24 23 Curricular Resources

25 24 Text Complexity Resources

26 25 Dropped SPIs

27 26 Dropped SPIs

28 27 LOG-IN INFORMATION Tennessee provides all educators with access to the resources on Some of the materials may be password protected. All teachers may access these materials. Contact your local school administrator or for the current UserID and You may share this log-in information with your TN colleagues to access the information on

29 28 Additional Resources: Tennessee Electronic Library

30 29 When will new resources be added? New resources for ELA & Literacy are scheduled to be added to the TNCore website by August 1. Materials from last year’s ELA Pilot training are currently available on the website and will be updated to include materials from this year’s summer training as well.

31 30 How can I stay informed?

32 31 What if I have questions? Contact TN DOE staff directly by clicking the Contact Us button in the upper right hand corner of any page. You may also TN DOE staff directly at:

33 32 Thank you! Thank you for your participation in both portions of the Opening Session. We will now break for lunch! We look forward to seeing you back in our breakout room and ready to get started at 1:00.


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