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WHAT ARE BOOTCAMPS?

When teachers know the expectations for students, they can help their students reach that bar. Organizing grade- and subject-specific support is hard within one district but a common need across district lines. The Tennessee Standards Bootcamps are two-day, deep-dive trainings offered in math and ELA at every grade level, focused on the most challenging content of the grade.

The cost to attend Standards Bootcamps is $600/seat for non-partner districts and $560/seat for partner districts. 

Click here for more information on the specific Bootcamps being offered in Summer 2018.

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

Standards Bootcamps benefit teachers that need to dig deeper into content (what to teach) and content pedagogy (how to teach that particular content). Those include new teachers, teachers changing grades or subjects, textbook selection committee members that need to make an informed choice, and veteran teachers ready for a stretch.

Click here for more information for teachers.

Click here for more information for leaders. 

WHO LEADS THEM?

Tennessee Standards Bootcamps are about teachers teaching their fellow teachers. Our Content Coaches are current or very recent expert educators who understand the challenges firsthand. They have received extensive training in their content are and have gone through a competitive selection process before joining our Bootcamps team.

WHEN ARE THEY?

Tennessee Standards Bootcamps last for two days each, and are offered in both June and July.

Tennessee Standards Bootcamps Dates:

  • June 19-20
  • June 21-22
  • July 10-11
  • July 12-13

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration for all Tennessee Standards Bootcamps sessions is open on this website through May 29 for June sessions and June 15 for July sessions. District and school leaders will be able to register groups of teachers or individual educators may register themselves.

WHERE ARE THEY LOCATED?

We partner with school districts to host Tennessee Standards Bootcamps regionally at local schools.

Tennessee Standards Bootcamps Sites:

EAST TENNESSEE

MIDDLE TENNESSEE

WEST TENNESSEE

Note: Bootcamps will no longer be held at Haywood County this summer.

WHAT HAVE OTHER TEACHERS THOUGHT ABOUT BOOTCAMPS?

Last summer, our participants found great value in Standards Bootcamps. 92 percent of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the training was a valuable use of time. Check out what other teachers are saying about their experience attending Standards Bootcamps in 2017:

“[After attending the training, I have a better] understanding the standards and I am bringing home materials I can actually use in my grade level. I loved that every ounce of my time spent pertained to my grade level.”

“Having a training coach with exceptional expertise and leading such a deep series of tasks involving summarizing, central idea, vocabulary, evidence citing, word use, and text features along with pulling apart standards above and below grade level with such rigor proved to be an exceptional learning experience that will help me along with my team teachers to better prepare students to face the challenges faced in 3rd grade. Also, another beneficial part of Bootcamps was collaborating with grade-level teachers over complex informational texts and having guidance from our Bootcamps coach in this area.”

“Diving deep into the content was helpful to see the varied strategies. I also found clarity in teaching specifically the way the standard is written. This was often found through discussion of the completed tasks. I also was thankful that our presenter was a 5th grade math teacher. He knew exactly what we go through in our classrooms each day and gave incredible feedback for how we can use certain strategies.”

“I would love to be able to attend Bootcamps on other standard clusters.”