Win the Race
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is prepared to offer schools and school districts quality professional development opportunities as Tennessee pursues the First to the Top initiative.
We can help you WIN THE RACE!
Primary Areas of Opportunity
- Using Data and Assessments to Improve Performance
Standardized tests at the classroom level; data to inform instruction; curriculum-based assessment; academic progress through assessments; formal and summative evaluation implementation.
- Classroom Management and Discipline
Behavior management; behavior intervention; self-control; alternatives to suspension/expulsion.
- Leadership, School Effectiveness, School Finance and Evaluation
Leadership preparation; program evaluation; and school effects analysis.
- STEM Education
The Challenger STEM Learning Center can provide opportunities for professional development workshops in light and color; motion and forces; earth in motion; energy; waves; moon and stars; navigation; graphing calculator. For more information visit www.utc.edu/ChallengerCenter.
- Reading, Writing, and Literacy
Reading/literacy training (Pre-K through high school) in content area; phonological/phonemic awareness; emergent writing; writing process; writing in content/subject areas; teaching reading skills in the writing lesson; interest and motivation; vocabulary-building; fluency building.
- Wellness Education and Counseling
Couples; marriage; family counseling/engagement; community counseling; school-based counseling.
- Special/Exceptional Education, School Psychology, Tests and Measurement
Behavior intervention plans; learning disabilities; response to intervention; social skills training; emotional disabilities; moral development; self-control; psychological and educational assessment; self-monitoring; professional ethics; ethical dilemmas; testing; measurement and evaluation.
- College Access
Career development; tutoring programs; effective mentoring initiatives; academic enrichment camps; parents as partners in college access.
The Center for Community Career Education is representing UTC and the School of Education as an official First to the Top professional development vendor for the State of Tennessee.