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Core to College Curriculum Councils


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.



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