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PD Opportunity: TEA Spring Symposium


TEA’s Spring Symposium is an annual two day instruction and professional development event and is designed to provide a challenging and invigorating experience for TEA members who want to strengthen their teaching performance through the creation and maintenance of professional learning. This Symposium attracts over 300 TEA members each year and is an excellent opportunity to attend quality professional development sessions, enjoy keynote speakers, and spend time with fellow educators from across the state. It is an unparalleled opportunity to hone skills that impact today’s educators and students.
Conference Details

Open to all TEA members
Below are the potential topics for the 17th Annual Spring Teaching and Learning Symposium in 2013.

Education Apps to Use in the Classroom
Science and Agriculture in the Classroom
Common Core
Best Practices
Using Technology in the Classroom
Economic Literacy and Retirement as an Educator

Keynote Speaker — Manuel Scott
Manuel Scott will keynote the 17th Annual Spring Symposium. An Original Freedom Writer whose story is told in the Hollywood movie, Freedom Writers. At the age of fourteen, Manuel dropped out of school, and his English grammar was so poor that he was classified as an English as a Second Language student (ESL). At an early age, he began using drugs and alcohol. Manuel has defied all the odds stacked against him, which he credits to teachers. “I was once dismissed as ‘unreachable’ and “unteachable,’” says Scott, “but something special happened, and I love sharing that message with others.” Learn more about Manuel at

Professional Development Credit: Symposium attendees may earn up to 8 hours of professional development credit during the weekend depending on the number of events/sessions attended.
Fri, 04/05/2013 – 4:30pm – Sat, 04/06/2013 – 4:00pm

Park Vista Hotel
705 Cherokee Orchard Road
Gatlinburg, TN
Reservation line – 800.421.7275

The registration form
must be mailed with registration fee to TEA, Attn: Linda Webster, 801 Second Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201.

Registration fee for this event is $45 which includes all symposium activities, related materials and meals. New and nearly new teachers (1-3 years) and STEA members receive a discounted registration fee of $40.

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