K-12 Classroom teachers

- Explain the trajectory of career and technical education programs of study.
- Discuss the importance of CTE as an option for all students.
- Introduce each piece of a complete CTE program of study.
- Explain Governor Bill Lee’s GIVE initiative.
- Explain the importance of regional workforce data in career exploration.
- Share plan to ensure all student leave with a path and a plan.

Afternoon keynote focuses on the importance of student reading and the long-term results of engaging intellectual experiences that can occur in the classroom.

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This program will show how both sides of the Civil War sang songs about every aspect of the conflict. Students and teachers will come to appreciate how important music was in the lives of the people before, during and after the war as they listen to the songs that helped soldiers and civilians “march on” in life.

Deborah Smith 8th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher from Cascade Middle School teaches about inspiring your students to read and write in the classroom through a variety of engaging methods. This lesson includes her in her actual classroom with her implementing some of her excellent practices.

In this exciting new series, Tennessee teachers will show how they are implementing the research-based instructional strategies that are most likely to improve student achievement across all content areas and grade levels. Need a fresh approach to integrating a notebook into your classroom? See how the Mathematician's Notebook can change the way you teach mathematics as well as how your students learn mathematics. To quote Klentschy & De-La Torre (2004), “The notebook becomes a place where language, data, and experience operate jointly to form meaning for the student.”

Cortney Crews and Jordan Sims are both distinguished educators within Metro Nashville Public Schools. Cortney is a Literacy Specialist for the Schools of Innovation and teaches at Jere Baxter Middle School and Jordan is an Instructional Specialist in secondary education and teaches at Hunters Lane High School. In this lesson, they give practical classroom advise on inspiring your class early in the school year to be excited about reading and writing and how to incorporate state standards in your lessons.

New York Times bestselling author and former teacher Blue Balliett addresses critical thinking with the common core through her series of juvenile novels aimed at promoting critical thought and a love of learning in young people.

"Language Arts and Mathematics", the closing remarks lecture by Dr. Zalman Usiskin for the 2013 Critical Thinking with the Common Core Conference.

Dr. Jennifer Bay-Williams, professor of mathematics education from the University of Louisville, offers insight into the new state common core standards and how they affect mathematic curriculum.

Research based strategies for implementing the State Common Core Standards in the fifth grade classroom with educators Felicia Vaughn and James Parsons

Critical Thinking with the Common Core strategies for grade 4

Conference opening Keynote Address by Dr. Zalman Usiskin.

"Supporting the ELA CCSS: K-2", lecture by Dr. Anne McGill-Franzen for the 2013 Critical Thinking with the Common Core Conference.

In this exciting new series, Tennessee teachers will show how they are implementing the research-based instructional strategies that are most likely to improve student achievement across all content areas and grade levels. In this session, the strategies of cues, questions and advanced organizers will be featured.

Strategies and best practices for English Learners apply to students of various needs. This presentation has three areas of focus: 1) Newcomers and those with the lowest levels of English proficiency; 2) Instruction and assessment in the content areas; and 3) Cross-cultural understanding and diversity. Participants will learn how the combination of a district’s scope and sequence with ESL resources such as the individual learning plan provides both teacher and learner with a set of tools for rigorous instruction and learning.

Dyslexia Within RTI: Decoding & Spelling

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