Tennessee teachers are wrapping up their first school year under a new evaluation system. A discussion and public forum will explore the changes and their impact on East Tennessee schools. UT public radio station WUOT 91.9 FM and the Southern Education Desk will host “Making the Grade: Tennessee’s Teacher Evaluations” on Thursday, May 10. The public forum is from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in rooms 156 and 157 of the Plant Biotechnology Building
Talented educators who aspire to be principals in the Knox County Schools are encouraged to apply to be a part of the third cohort of the Leadership Academy, a collaborative effort between the Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
East Tennessee educators and school librarians can now earn continuing education credit when they visit the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
The University of Tennessee’s public radio station, WUOT 91.9 FM, has been awarded a grant by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to expand its coverage of education. The grant is part of a $1.2 million CPB project to establish a Local Journalism Center with eight Southern public radio and television partners.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will help “teach the teachers” in three East Tennessee public school systems, thanks to a federal grant to improve the quality of American history teaching and learning. The grant will be used for high-quality professional development for selected middle school and high school history teachers in Anderson, Sevier and Union counties.
Susan Riechert, a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen to an advisory council that will guide the state’s efforts to improve science, technology, engineering and math education as part of the federal “Race to the Top” initiative.
Carol Costello, professor in the UT Knoxville retail, hospitality and tourism management department, has been named the 2010 Tennessee Hospitality Educator of the Year. The award was presented to Costello earlier this month at the annual industry conference of the Tennessee Hospitality Association, held in Murfreesboro.
Twelve Knox County educators begin their studies on Thursday, June 3, in The Leadership Academy, a new full-time, intensive 15-month fellowship program for aspiring school principals at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
The number of teachers in Tennessee public school systems will not keep up with future demand, forcing school systems to look elsewhere, including out of state, to find teachers to educate the state’s growing population of school-age children. That is the major finding in “Supply and Demand for Teachers in Tennessee,” a study released today by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at UT Knoxville.
Parent-teacher conferences should be a learning experience, for both parents and teachers. The meetings provide an ideal venue for parents and teachers to share information and get to know each other a little better, according to experts from UT Knoxville. Read advice from two faculty members from the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences who suggest five topics you’ll want to cover at your next parent-teacher conference.