Training Calendar

The Office of Safe and Supportive School periodically conducts training across the state. This calendar will be updated regularly to reflect the training schedule.

Extended Learning Summer Symposium

The Tennessee Department of Education Extended Learning Programs will host the third annual Summer Symposium June 3-4 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The symposium is an opportunity for 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) and Lottery for Education Afterschool Programs (LEAPs) grantees to network with colleagues across the state and learn about extended learning best practices. Special pre-conference sessions have been scheduled for new program managers (or those who may want a refresher) who cover basic program management.

The registration fee is $75.00 per person. Registration information and tentative agenda can be found at All registration payments must be received by May 15, 2015.

The symposium will be a time of reflection and celebration of all the great work that has been done across the state in extended learning programs. You don't want to miss it!

For more information, contact Janell Wood at or Don Sims at

Tennessee School Safety Specialist Program Training

The department will be hosting the summer training for the Tennessee School Safety Specialist Program (TSSSP) on June 15-17 at Drury Plaza in Franklin. The goal of TSSSP is to provide ongoing training to school districts on best practices for school safety, security, intervention/prevention and emergency preparedness planning.

Only the district SAVE Act contact can participate and must be nominated by their Director of Schools. After all training requirements are complete, participants will receive official recognition as a Tennessee School Safety Specialist. Download the required agreement and registration form.

For further information, contact Brenna Robinson at

WhyTry Program

The Office of Safe and Supportive Schools is offering districts the opportunity to participate in a 2 day Level One training for the WhyTry Program. WhyTry is a strength-based approach to helping youth overcome their challenges and improve outcomes in the areas of truancy, behavior, and academics. Training dates are June 8 & 9 at the Doubletree Hotel, Jackson and June 11 & 12 at the Embassy Suites, Knoxville.

Space is limited to 40 participants at each site and is on a first come basis. No more than 2 persons per district may attend. For further information contact Pat Conner at


Last Update: May 6, 2015