Teaching Literacy in Tennessee: Summer Learning Series

Teaching Literacy in Tennessee

Literacy instruction is, and has been, a top priority for teachers and schools across Tennessee. Last year, the department published the Vision for Third Grade Reading Proficiency as a first step toward defining what proficiency looks like for students in the early grades and beyond.

In May, the department released a practical guidance document called Teaching Literacy in Tennessee, which will serve as the department’s “how” resource for teaching literacy. We invite you to join Commissioner McQueen and department leadership for a series of summer learning opportunities on the topics listed below. We encourage pre-K through fourth grade educators to attend, including ESL and special educators.

Date/Time/Location Topic Webinar Information
May 17, 4 p.m. CDT
Webinar, with some groups meeting in-person
Overview of Teaching Literacy in Tennessee with Commissioner McQueen


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June 8, 10 a.m. CDT
Webinar only
Interactive read alouds Join the meeting
Call: (240) 454-0879 
Access code: 804 034 259
July 13, 10 a.m. CDT
Webinar only
Shared reading Join the meeting
Call: (240) 454-0879 
Access code: 808 002 545
August 10, 4 p.m. CDT
Webinar only
Strong literacy practices to meet the needs of all learners Join the meeting
Call: (240) 454-0879 
Access code: 802 587 063
September, specific date(s)/time(s) TBD
Webinar and in-person
Literacy unit design TBD