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Bobbie Solley Center of Excellence in Teaching

The Bobbie Solley Center for Excellence in Teaching (BSCET) is supported by input from experienced professionals who are working in the field of education. Utilizing the mantra, “Reaching Students, Empowering Teachers, Transforming Instruction”, the center’s mission is to develop teacher and school leaders committed to making a positive impact on student learning and fostering high student academic achievement for diverse student populations. The BSCET Board of Directors and Advisory Council provide relevant insight to the needs of public and private educators from across the state and beyond to fuel the work of the center.

Summer 2024 Sessions

Professional development activities are always free of charge for attendees and will use a variety of innovative methods, including coaching, mentoring, seminars, workshops, diversity sensitivity training and many others.  Building on partnerships already established with Chester County Schools, Columbia Academy and Middle Tennessee Christian School, the center seeks to develop additional partnerships throughout West Tennessee and eventually in other regions of the state and beyond.

Please see below for upcoming professional development opportunities.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

In order to receive a certificate of completion, we kindly request that for virtual sessions your camera is enabled and that you are present for the duration of the session.

Upon completion of each session a personalized certificate is emailed to you with the session title, name of presenter(s), date, and number of professional development hours noted.

 

 

 

June Sessions

INCREASING AWARENESS OF GAS STATION DRUGS: DEVELOPING COMPETENCY IN STUDENT SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

PRESENTED BY:

JAMES COOK

CO-OCCURING DISORDERS SPECIALIST

 

Thursday, June 20

10:00am – 12:00pm CST

 

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL SESSION

ACADEMIC FEEDBACK TO MOTIVATE STUDENTS

PRESENTED BY:

SARAH MERCER

PRINCIPAL, NEW HOPEWELL ELEMENTARY 

KNOX COUNTY, TN

 

Thursday, June 27

3:00pm – 4:00pm CST

Session Description: 

Student motivation and academic feedback are two vital components of every classroom. Teachers utilize strategies to accelerate student growth and achievement daily within these two indicators. How can educators provide intentional opportunities to accelerate growth while at the same time increasing student ownership in the learning environment? Join us as we navigate these two indicators and learn some practical methods to bring our motivation and feedback practices to the next level.

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL SESSION

July Sessions

ANCHOR CHARTS

PRESENTED BY:

BECKY WELCH

CLASSROOM TEACHER, CHESTER COUNTY SCHOOLS 

CHESTER COUNTY, TN

Event Location: Freed-Hardeman University (Specific location/parking information will be emailed to you.)
Event Address: 158 E. Main Street; Henderson, TN. 38340
If you have questions please email bobbiesolleycenter@fhu.edu 

Thursday, July 11

10:00am – 12:00pm  CST

SESSION DESCRIPTION: This session will provide an overview of various types of anchor charts as well as time and materials to begin the creation of anchor charts for your classroom. Chart paper and markers will be provided, but feel free to bring any additional materials you wish to use. This session is open to elementary and secondary educators who want to better utilize anchor charts with your students in any content area .
After the training, each attendee will receive an email with a personalized certificate of completion.
Youth Mental Health First Aid

PRESENTED BY:

JAMES COOK

CO-OCCURING DISORDERS SPECIALIST

Event Location: Freed-Hardeman University (Specific location/parking information will be emailed to you.)
Event Address: 158 E. Main Street; Henderson, TN. 38340
If you have questions please email bobbiesolleycenter@fhu.edu 

Tuesday, July 16

8:30am – 4:30pm CST

SESSION DESCRIPTION: 
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adolescents ages 12-18. You’ll build

skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to young people who
are struggling. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.
AFTER THE COURSE, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
• Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, including anxiety,
depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
• Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
• Understand how to interact with a young person in crisis.
• Know how to connect a young person with help.
• Better understand trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media
and bullying.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

  • There will be an $18.95 charge for materials that will be collected the day of the session.
  • After the training, each attendee will receive an email with a personalized certificate of completion.

 

TEACHING SO IT STICKS: USING QUESTIONING AND GROUPING STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE STUDENTS" OUTCOMES

PRESENTED BY:

SHERRIE JOHNSON

INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATOR

 

DEIADRA BERNARD

5th GRADE TEACHER

ELLENDALE ELEMENTARY BARTLETT CITY SCHOOLS

Event Location: Freed-Hardeman University (Specific location/parking information will be emailed to you.)
Event Address: 158 E. Main Street; Henderson, TN. 38340
If you have questions please email bobbiesolleycenter@fhu.edu 

Thursday, July 18

1:30pm – 3:30 pm CST

REGISTER FOR THIS IN-PERSON SESSION

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: DEVELOPING A LOVE FOR READING

 

PRESENTED BY:

LINA LEATHERWOOD BURK

PhD RETIRED ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR AND COLLEGE PROFESSOR

Event Location: Freed-Hardeman University (Specific location/parking information will be emailed to you.)
Event Address: 158 E. Main Street; Henderson, TN. 38340
If you have questions please email bobbiesolleycenter@fhu.edu 

Thursday, July 18

10:00am – 12:00pm CST

SESSION DESCRIPTION: This session will emphasis the importance of children’s literature in your

classroom. Reading aloud is not a luxury but a necessity if you want your children
to develope a love for reading. Emphasis will be placed on the different genres and the importance of exposing your children to all of them. As Patricia Polacco said, “Honey is sweet and so is knowledge, but knowledge is like the bee that made that sweet honey, you have to chase it through the pages of a book.” May your children be blessed with a teacher who helps them chase knowledge through a book.

 
After the training, each attendee will receive an email with a personalized certificate of completion.
 

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