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. Big South Fork|
|3. Mid Cumberland||7. Southeast|
|4. South Central||8. Northeast|
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||Form Curriculum Alignment Teams focused on Skills Gap Analysis and Sharing of Best Practice|
|Southwest||Align Reading Instruction (joint statement, crosswalk of methods courses, 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|
|Big South Fork||Develop a CCSS-aligned unit plan repository for K-12 and Colleges of Education|
|Northeast||Form Curriculum Alignment Content Teams focused on Interdisciplinary Writing and Math Instruction|
|Southeast||Host topic bi-annual convenings for both leaders and practitioners|
Questions? Email CoretoCollege@tn.gov.
|Betty Dandridge Johnson||Mike Krause||Herbert Brown|
|Associate Executive Director||Assistant Executive Director||Academic Affairs Analyst|
|Academic Affairs||Academic Affairs||615-741-0060|
|Melissa Stugart||Victoria Harpool|
|Core to College Director||First to the Top Program|