In Tennessee, a state that adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2010, education is currently undergoing a transformation. To prepare K-12 students for the challenges that await them in college and the workforce, educators will need to become more creative, flexible and ultimately, take a new approach to instruction, according to the Tennessee Department of Education.
The Dyer County School System recognizes this and has offered to host CCSS training sessions at the Dyer County High School, the State Gazette reported. Over the course of the summer, many teachers will converge on the High School for two training sessions – one focused on English language arts and the other on mathematics.
From June 18-28, 675 educators and trainers will focus on the mathematics Standards, while around 450 educators will focus on the English Standards from July 16-18.
"Being selected to host this training will benefit our local educators by allowing them to remain in the county for training instead of driving one to two hours each day," Dwight Hedge, the Dyer County Schools superintendent, told the news source. "In addition, this training will serve as an economic boost to our communities as these educators converge on our local businesses and restaurants. We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to share our facilities with teachers from other systems."