TWC Open House features Common Core training

Posted on: March 28, 2013

On April 11, Tennessee Wesleyan College's Department of Education will host its monthly Open House.

On April 11, Tennessee Wesleyan College’s Department of Education will host its monthly Open House. The Open House will feature “Transitioning to Common Core Standards,” a presentation highlighting the new state standards for Tennessee educators. A general overview of the new state standards will be presented from 4:30 until 5:00 p.m. in the college’s Glenn Lowe Room in Sherman Hall.

Following the Common Core overview, teachers are invited to take part in a Common Core State Standards training event from 5 until 8:30 p.m. Four hours of 2013-2014 in-service credit for Athens City, McMinn County and Meigs County Schools may be earned through participation in the Open House. Dinner will be provided by the TWC Education Department.

“Tennessee’s educational system is experiencing a tremendous amount of change and the monthly TWC Open House events provide opportunities for our students and the community to learn about all aspects of these changes,” said Dr. Nancy Gregg, TWC assistant professor of education and psychology and coordinator of the Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership program.

“The TWC Education Department is dedicated to providing the region with educational training that incorporates research-based and best educational practices. Our newly launched Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership offers opportunities for educators to advance their knowledge and skills through graduate studies.”

There is no cost for the Open House’s Common Core training but pre-registration is required. Registration is limited to the first 50 participants and the deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 9. To register go to www.twcnet.edu/msclopenhouse.

For more information about the Open House/In-service Training Session or the Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership, contact Dr. Nancy Gregg by phone at 423-746-5259 or by email at ngregg@twcnet.edu, or Lacey Stewart by phone at 423-746-5288 or by email at lstewart@twcnet.edu.