Eight Councils were formed in partnership with the Department of Education’s CORE Offices using a combination of currently existing P-16 Councils and CORE Service Areas.
|1. Northwest||5. Upper Cumberland|
|2. Southwest||6. Southeast|
|3. Mid Cumberland||7. East TN|
|4. South Central||8. First TN|
In October, each of the regional P-16 councils met for a day-long meeting to discuss regional areas of need and develop action plans to address them. Each council has determined to improve regional communication pathways through regular convenings and websites. Outlined below is an overview of specific regional projects.
|Northwest||Engage in action planning around PARCC Implementation.|
|Southwest||Align Literacy Instruction (position paper on need for secondary pre-service literacy instruction, crosswalk of methods courses/K-12 PD, TEAM aligned reading instruction rubric).|
|Mid Cumberland||Organize CCSS Professional Development for Arts and Science Faculty and develop formative assessment item banks aligned to CCSS|
|South Central||Create a regional student teaching handbook|
|Upper Cumberland||Revive and expand the Upper Cumberland Teachers Council to provide targeted professional development.|
|Southeast||Convene Math, English, and Guidance Alignment Councils regularly to engage and educate teachers/faculty across the P-16 spectrum.|
|East TN||Develop a CCSS-aligned unit plan repository for K-12 and Colleges of Education.|
|First TN||Engage in targeted efforts to align Interdisciplinary Writing and Accountability Measures across the P-16 spectrum.|
Questions? Email CoretoCollege@tn.gov.
|Betty Dandridge Johnson||Mike Krause||Herbert Brown|
|Associate Executive Director||Assistant Executive Director||Academic Affairs Analyst|
|Academic Affairs||Academic Affairs||615-741-0060|
|Melissa Stugart||Victoria Harpool|
|Core to College Director||First to the Top Program|