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The Tennessee Department of Education is seeking candidates to facilitate training on the Tennessee Academic Standards in June.

Facilitators will deliver training on grade-level or grade-banded standards and content to support teacher instructional practice and school leadership. The training facilitator will focus on content knowledge and pedagogy to facilitate an engaging learning experience for participants that builds content knowledge, improves instructional practice, leads to increased achievement for students, and supports the effective implementation of the Tennessee Academic Standards.


We are looking for training facilitators who have the following traits and skills:

  1. Current Tennessee State Licensure (preferred)
  2. Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience
  3. Experience in utilizing researched-based instructional practices
  4. Understanding of the content and academic demands of the standards
  5. General knowledge of serving special populations of learners
  6. Experience and demonstrated skill in adult learning and development
  7. Strong communication and collaboration skills
  8. Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills

Commitment Details:

Training facilitators will:

  • Attend and fully participate in four days of face-to-face training in the greater Nashville area on June 4–7, 2019 to learn the content and prepare for the facilitation of professional development sessions.
  • Individually submit completed pre-work related to training, preparation, and facilitation (to be completed remotely).
  • Receive payment for travel expenses and a stipend for pre-work, preparation, and facilitation.
  • Facilitate teacher training on June 17–21, 2019 if all requirements are successfully completed.


All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 9. Applicants will be notified the first week of May if they are selected to continue in the interview process.

Please send questions to Nicole Jimenez, Director, Teacher Training and Support at

In June 2019, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) will host a series of statewide training opportunities designed to familiarize educators with new Social Studies and World Languages standards that will be implemented in the 2019-20 school year; and to offer follow-up training on revised Math and Science standards that were implemented in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, respectively.

To support this work, the TDOE is seeking eleven Site Operations Managers (SOMs) who will partner with its Office of Academic Strategy and Operations (ASO) to support the implementation of the statewide 2019 training programs. These training programs are critical in preparing teachers for the demands of rigorous standards and assessment, and in supporting the TDOE’s goal of being the fastest improving state in the nation.

The Site Operations Managers will support the on-site execution of ASO’s statewide trainings. These individuals will report directly to ASO’s Director of Finance and Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

On-Site Training Logistics – Teacher Training will take place in all 8 of Tennessee’s CORE Regions the week of June 17-21, 2019 at the following 11 training sites:

  1.  Johnson City: Science Hill High School
  2. Clinton: Anderson County High School
  3. Dandridge: Jefferson County High School
  4. Chattanooga: Red Bank Middle School
  5. Baxter: Upperman Middle School
  6. Clarksville: Rossview High School
  7. Murfreesboro: Blackman High School
  8. Fayetteville: Lincoln County High School
  9. Milan: Milan Middle School
  10. Arlington: Arlington High School
  11. Savannah: Hardin County High School

Each training location will feature an average of 24 classrooms, 16 unique courses, 24 trainers (“Facilitators”), and will host 300-400 attendees, each receiving a unique set of training materials. To facilitate this work on a large scale and at a high level of excellence, quality, and accuracy, the Site Operations Managers will:

  • Attend up to two (2) days of in-person training in the Nashville area during the week of June 3-7.
  • Coordinate the receipt of 2-3 pallets of training materials shipped directly to the site during the week prior to training (June 10-14) and verify the shipment’s accuracy.
  • Organize the distribution of training materials to classrooms and general site setup on Monday, June 17.
  • Communicate with host site contacts at regular intervals by phone and email.
  • Support daily training operations during the week of June 17-21, making sure that participants have a smooth and positive experience from the moment they arrive through the moment they leave.
  • Hold opening and closing huddles with training facilitators each training day to review norms, expectations, procedures, protocols, and the daily agenda.
  • Manage on-site registration processes for participants, including the daily digitization of sign-in rosters (SOMs will need to provide their own computers); and on-site invoicing processes for training facilitators.
  • Troubleshoot any on-site logistical or operational issues (e.g. temperature control, audiovisual issues, internet outages, etc.) as they arise.
  • Report to ASO’s Director of Finance and Operations regularly throughout the training and at least twice (morning and afternoon) each training day.


  • Tennessee resident
  • Professional or student with demonstrated achievement
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Record of success in achieving clearly defined outcomes
  • Excellent organization, project planning skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to identify and creatively solve problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Proficiency in managing multiple work streams
  • Self-starter with strong independent reasoning skills
  • Strong desire to provide excellent customer service
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel

The ideal candidate will:

  • Live near and be familiar with at least one training site
  • Have knowledge of the community and area around at least one training site
  • Be a teacher, administrator, or other education professional

This contract position will be paid a competitive daily rate and is expected to run from June 3 through June 21, 2019 with an anticipated 8 full days of work. To apply, please submit a letter of intent and resume to  no later than 9 a.m. CT Wednesday, May 1.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.