K-12 Classroom teachers

For the benefit of our college faculty: When you yourself teach young people, what works best, from your own experiences as a religious leader, in terms of bringing intercultural understanding about/between/among people of different faiths? How best do we bridge religious divides? Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St.

Kristina Danko challenges teachers to become aware influencers in their schools and take their students' personal, social, and structural motivations into account when teaching lessons - that education doesn't happen in a bubble environment.

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 non-linguistic representation and similarities and differences will be featured.

Examine the threat of introduced invasive species to native Tennessee plants and wildlife through interactive lessons and the companion video called, If it’s Green, it’s Good. Educators, please request your free copy of the 64-page activity guide Noxious Neighbors: Invasive Species in Our Backyards along with a copy of the video prior to this presentation.

Join Dr. Larry Burriss and Dr. Kathy Burriss for a “lively” tour of cemeteries around the world. From spirit houses in Alaska to temporary shelters for spirits that die in accidents in Peru, from voodoo cemeteries in New Orleans to attempts to keep the dead “in their place” in Baltimore, from little grave plots in the Smoky Mountains to giant mausoleums in France, cemeteries are more than scary resting places for the dead. It’s been said, “the dead tell no tales.” Yes they do! They tell us about culture, history and even comedy in stories you’ll be dying to hear.

A discussion on how to use historical empathy; applying it to different events that occurred in the past to better understand why certain actions were taken.

Organized Chaos

A discussion on what to expect when visiting an archive, and ideas for what activities your class may do.

Discover the wealth of information buried in archival collections through a video documentary on the life of 4th District Congressman Joseph Landon Evins of Middle Tennessee (1910-1984). Learn how this video can spark classroom discussion on political life and encourage students to uncover the stories hidden in primary sources from archival collections.

- Experience how physical movement and engagement foster a sense of contentment in students which positively contribute to the development of the whole child and consequently the child’s academics.
- Have access to cost-free tools that foster academic engagement for any subject by using real-life items that students encounter daily.
- See examples of how to do this for your grade level, or know where to reference tools to do this for your grade level.
- See some astounding data that supports the efficacy of the demonstrated methods.

Overview & Research-based Practices to Support Comprehension

Overview & Research-based Practices to Support Fluency

Personalize learning through flexible content and tools, targeted instruction, student reflection and ownership, and data driven decisions.

Dr. Marcia Henry continues from her earlier lecture building from the history and diving into vocabulary research. Giving examples of student work and root word concepts that make language hard, Dr. Henry gets back to basics by exaimining the Anglo-Saxon, Latin and Greek foundational root words and the prefixes and suffixes established in our vocabulary and how we build words together with meaning.

Dyslexia Within RTI: Phonological Awareness

MTSU Play Symposium II, Session one.
This session presents the rationale and strategies to ensure children’s quality outdoor play and physical activity. The outdoors provide unique learning opportunities not possible in traditional indoor settings. In order to maximize children’s learning, session content describes inexpensive design features for the outdoor classroom.

Play Symposium II, Session two.
This session presents the rationale and strategies to ensure children’s quality outdoor play and physical activity. The outdoors provide unique learning opportunities not possible in traditional indoor settings. In order to maximize children’s learning, session content describes inexpensive design features for the outdoor classroom.

This session describes the important contributions of play and physical activity with respect to diverse populations, including: special needs, SES, and gender. A panel of experts provides content with respect to play, physical activity and balanced playgrounds.

Professional development in the 21st century is changing to accommodate busy schedules and to promote connections across the miles. Dr. Tennyson builds on past experiences with professional learning networks and online book studies to encourage educators to explore new opportunities for professional growth.

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