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Welcome to TNCore Summer Training! Day 1. Welcome!. Please create a table tent, with your first name on both sides, once you find your seat. Introductions. Name School What is your favorite thing about teaching this subject?. Opening Agenda. Norms & Opening Discussion

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  • Please create a table tent, with your first name on both sides, once you find your seat.
  • Name
  • School
  • What is your favorite thing about teaching this subject?
opening agenda
Opening Agenda
  • Norms & Opening Discussion
  • Videos with Voices from across Tennessee
  • Core Beliefs Overview and Discussion
  • The Context of this Training
  • Training Agenda and Norms
  • Closing: A Message from TNCore Coaches
  • Keep students at the center of focus and decision-making
  • Be present and engaged – limit distractions, if urgent matters come up, step outside
  • Start and end on time – maximize group learning by honoring session and break start and end times
  • 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
  • Any other norms desired to facilitate your learning?
opening discussion
Opening Discussion

Today’s kindergarten students will graduate high school in 2026 and college in 2030.

  • 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?
  • What comments from the video resonated with you?
  • What do the comments of students make you think about our role as teachers?
mission of the tncore training series
Mission of the TNCore Training Series

Support collaborative learning focused on increasing student achievement in the transition to Common Core State Standards.

  • What key messages resonated with you from the remarks of community members and parents?
  • How did the messages from the video align with the core beliefs?
  • What are you most excited about for the implementation of Common Core?
  • What are you most nervous about?
available resources
Available Resources
  • 2013-2014 Common Core Implementation Plan
  • Common Core History and Fact Sheet
log in information
Tennessee provides all educators with access to the resources on www.TNCore.org

Some of the materials may be password protected. All teachers may log-in using:

Log-in: tneducation

Password: fastestimproving

You may share this log-in information with your TN colleagues to access the information on www.TNCore.org.

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when will new resources be added
When will new resources be added?
  • New resources for math are scheduled to be added to the TNCore website in July 2013.
  • Materials from last year’s math training are currently available on the website and will be updated to include materials from this year’s training as well.
what if i have questions
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 email TN DOE staff directly at:


thank you
Thank you!
  • Thank you for your participation in both portions of the Opening Session.
  • We’ll break for lunch from 11:00 – 12:15.
  • We will start on time at 12:15 to begin Module 2!