Professional Educators To Offer "Continuing The Journey Of Excellence"

Friday, May 23, 2014

Professional Educators of Tennessee will host Leader U on Saturday, June 14, at the Marriott Hotel in Franklin, Tenn.

This year the focus is on the Continuing the Journey of Excellence. This TASL accredited training will provide teachers and administrators support as they aspire to keep abreast of a diversity of educational issues.  This is an event for all educators, public school parents, business and community leaders and media that desire a better understanding of the new and current trends in education.   

Featured presenters include keynote speaker, Dr. Dan Lawson, director of Tullahoma City Schools, who will speak on "Leading in a Culture of Change."  Other speakers include Emily Barton, assistant commissioner of Curriculum and Instruction for the TNDOE; Christy Ballard, general counsel for TNDOE; Mike Sheppard, general counsel for Professional Educators of Tennessee; Tammy Shelton, executive director of Content and Resources TNDOE; and Tim Childers, assistant principal at the L&N STEM Academy along with several classroom teacher-leaders from around the state.

Topics to be addressed include “Student Discipline in the Cyber Age,” “Response to Intervention 2,” “Classroom Management: the SMARTR Approach,” and “Project-Based Learning.”  There are 12 classes offered in four separate sessions that will discuss a variety of issues for every educator.  

Participants can earn six hours of PD credit (as district allows).   Visit www.leaderutn.com or call 615.778-0803 for more information about Professional Educators of Tennessee and to register for Leader U, or contact Bethany Bowman at Professional Educators of Tennessee by email at Professional. Development@proedtn.org.




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