Induction Academies

School and district administrators continue to experience increasing responsibilities as instructional leaders, making it more important than ever to provide high quality support and development for these administrators, especially in their first few years. To that end, registration is now open for Tennessee Academy for School Leaders (TASL) Beginning Instructional Supervisor, Beginning Principal and Beginning Assistant Principal Induction Academies. These academy cohorts will start in September 2014 and meet four times, for two-day sessions over a period of two years. Cohorts are scheduled in Jackson, Nashville, and Knoxville. Academies are offered at no cost; however, participants are responsible for any travel expenses they may incur. In addition to earning TASL credit and participating in high-quality professional learning with peers, participants will design and implement an individualized professional learning plan (PLP) to support key goals related to the revised Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards (TILS, 2013).

Beginning Supervisors’ Academy

Overview

The Beginning Supervisors’ Academy (BSA) focuses on the needs of district supervisors as they work to provide leadership for district-wide school improvement. The collegial atmosphere offers supervisors the opportunity to learn from recognized experts, engage in professional dialogue with peers, and participate in problem-based learning opportunities that have immediate, real-world application.

BSA cohorts remain together over a two-year period. Participants attend eight days of formal professional development, complete assignments and reflections, and interact with expert mentors. All participants create individual professional learning plans to help them apply lessons learned to their own school and district circumstances. Participants complete a site visit to learn about successful practices in other districts.

The BSA meets the professional development requirement to move from the Beginning Administrator License (BAL or ILL-B) to the Professional Administrator License (PAL or ILL-P).

Participants in the BSA earn 28 TASL credits at the end of year one and an additional 28 credits at the end of year two.

Registration Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the Beginning Supervisors’ Academy. To register for this cohort, please complete the following steps:

  1. Send an e-mail indicating your interest in the academy to TASL.Information@tn.gov
  2. Include the words “Beginning Supervisors’ Academy 2014” in the subject line of your e-mail.
  3. Within two business days you will receive an e-mail containing a link to Survey Monkey.
  4. Click on the link and complete the required registration form. Be sure to click “Done” before closing the application.
  5. Request a statement from your Director of Schools or his/her designee verifying that:
    1. you serve in a TASL-mandated, instructional supervisor position;
    2. you are evaluated using the Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards; and
    3. you have three or less years of experience as a district-level instructional supervisor.

Cohort Meeting Dates

Cohort: BSA 12
September 23-24, 2014
  • Sumner County Teacher Center (Lower Level)
  • 675 East Main Street
  • Gallatin, TN 37066
February 10-11, 2015
  • Sumner County Teacher Center (Lower Level)
  • 675 East Main Street
  • Gallatin, TN 37066
September 24-25, 2015
  • Location: TBA
February 4-5, 2016
  • Location: TBA

Beginning Principals’ Academy

Overview

The Beginning Principals’ Academy (BPA) focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for beginning principals to create a successful environment for learning. The collegial atmosphere offers new principals a unique opportunity to learn from recognized experts, engage in professional dialogue with peers, and participate in problem-based learning opportunities that have immediate, real-world application.

BPA cohorts remain together over a two-year period. Participants attend eight days of formal professional development, complete assignments and reflections, and interact with expert mentors. All participants create individual professional learning plans to help them apply lessons learned to their own school and district circumstances. Participants complete a site visit to learn about successful practices in other schools and districts.

The BPA meets the professional development requirement to move from the Beginning Administrator License (BAL or ILL-B) to the Professional Administrator License (PAL or ILL-P).

Participants in the BPA earn 28 TASL credits at the end of year one and an additional 28 credits at the end of year two.

Registration Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the Beginning Principals’ Academy. To register for this cohort, please complete the following steps:

  1. Send an e-mail indicating your interest in the academy to TASL.Information@tn.gov
  2. Include the words “Beginning Principals’ Academy 2014” in the subject line of your e-mail.
  3. Within two business days you will receive an e-mail containing a link to Survey Monkey. Click on the link and complete the required registration form. Be sure to click “Done” before closing the application.
  4. Request a statement from your Director of Schools or his/her designee verifying that you have three or less years of experience as a principal.

Cohort Meeting Dates

Cohort: BPA 20 WEST
November 4-5, 2014                          
  • Location: TBA
January 20-21, 2015                          
  • Location: TBA
September 15-16, 2015                     
  • Location: TBA
January 26-27, 2016                          
  • Location: TBA
Cohort: BPA 20 MIDDLE
October 14-15, 2014                          
  • Sumner County Teacher Center (Lower Level)
  • 675 East Main Street
  • Gallatin, TN 37066
February 12-13, 2015                        
  • Sumner County Teacher Center (Lower Level)
  • 675 East Main Street
  • Gallatin, TN 37066
September 22-23, 2015                     
  • Location: TBA
February 2-3, 2016                            
  • Location: TBA
Cohort: BPA 20 EAST
October 30-31, 2014                          
  • Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (Rm. 205)
  • 801 Tipton Avenue
  • Knoxville, TN 37920
January 6-7, 2015                              
  • Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (Rm. 205)
  • 801 Tipton Avenue
  • Knoxville, TN 37920
October 6-7, 2015                              
  • Location: TBA
January 12-13, 2016                          
  • Location: TBA

Beginning Assistant Principals’ Academy

Overview

The Assistant Principals’ Academy (APA) focuses on the needs of the school leader who is making the transition from classroom teacher to the role of instructional leader with school-wide responsibilities. Participants have an opportunity to build collegial relationships with counterparts in other schools, learn from recognized experts, and improve their knowledge and skills.

APA cohorts remain together over a two-year period. Participants attend eight days of formal professional development, complete assignments and reflections, and learn from each other. All participants create an individual professional learning plan to help them apply lessons learned to their own school and district circumstances.

APA cohort members will earn 28 hours of TASL credit at the end of year one and an additional 28 hours at the end of year two.

Registration Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the Beginning Assistant Principals’ Academy. To register for this cohort, please complete the following steps:

  1. Send an e-mail indicating your interest in the academy to TASL.Information@tn.gov
  2. Include the words “Beginning Assistant Principals’ Academy 2014” in the subject line of your e-mail.
  3. Within two business days you will receive an e-mail containing a link to Survey Monkey. Click on the link and complete the required registration form. Be sure to click “Done” before closing the application.
  4. Request a statement from your Director of Schools or his/her designee verifying that you have three or less years of experience as an assistant principal.

Cohort Meeting Dates

Cohort: APA 14 WEST
November 6-7, 2014                          
  • Location: TBA
January 22-23, 2015                          
  • Location: TBA
September 17-18, 2015                     
  • Location: TBA
January 28-29, 2016                          
  • Location: TBA
Cohort: APA 14 MIDDLE
October 16-17, 2014
  • Sumner County Teacher Center (Lower Level)
  • 675 East Main Street
  • Gallatin, TN 37066
March 19-20, 2015
  • Sumner County Teacher Center (Lower Level)
  • 675 East Main Street
  • Gallatin, TN 37066
September 29-30, 2015
  • Location: TBA
January 19-20, 2016
  • Location: TBA
Cohort: APA 14A MIDDLE
November 18-19, 2014                      
  • Sumner County Teacher Center (Lower Level)
  • 675 East Main Street
  • Gallatin, TN 37066
March 17-18, 2015                            
  • Sumner County Teacher Center (Lower Level)
  • 675 East Main Street
  • Gallatin, TN 37066
October 1-2, 2015                              
  • Location: TBA
January 21-22, 2016                          
  • Location: TBA
Cohort: APA 14 EAST
September 29-30, 2014
  • Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (Rm. 205)
  • 801 Tipton Avenue
  • Knoxville, TN 37920
January 8-9, 2015
  • Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (Rm. 205)
  • 801 Tipton Avenue
  • Knoxville, TN 37920
October 8-9, 2015
  • Location: TBA
January 14-15, 2016
  • Location: TBA
 
 

 

 

 

Last Update: July 29, 2014