Live Online Options (In Yellow) Now Available!
Most of our Nashville Hub trainings are now being offered as synchronous, online experiences for community teams led by our trusted practitioners.


Available Trainings and Consultancies:

  • Academy Coach Training
  • Academy Counselor Training
  • Academy Identity
  • Administrator/Leader Training
  • Career Academy 101
  • Career Exploration Fair 101
  • Freshman Academy Visioning
  • Freshman Seminar Consultation
  • Interdisciplinary Team Leader Training
  • Interdisciplinary Teaming for Academies (ITA)
  • Master Scheduling for High School/Middle School and Academies
  • Master Scheduling for Pathways/Academies
  • Project Based Learning for Academies, Middle Schools and Elementary Schools
  • Project Based Learning Splash
  • Progress Monitoring for Fidelity of Academy Implementation
  • Progress Monitoring for Interdisciplinary Teaming for Academies (ITA)
  • Teaching on the Block
  • Team Leader Training
  • Academy 2.0 Development
  • Distributive Leadership in the Academy Model
  • Experiential Learning for Teachers
  • Externship Training
  • Use of Data in the Academy Model

NEW! Ambassador Training
NEW! Engaging Virtual Learning Strategies
NEW! Teaching Through the Lens
NEW! Interdisciplinary Teaching for Academy Teams

Please explore our most popular trainings below:


ACADEMY COACH TRAINING: Live Online Option Now Available!

This training is for those who will lead the implementation of academies in their schools. They will learn how to serve as liaisons between district, school, business, and civic leaders by developing understanding and appreciation of all critical roles within and without their schools. Academy coaches will learn to work effectively with administration and implementation teams to strategically plan for implementation of academies, with teacher leaders to promote effective teaming and transformational instruction, and with business partners to facilitate high quality business engagement. Academy coaches will lead school-based implementation with the end in mind… NCAC Accreditation through implementation with fidelity to the Ten National Standards of Practice.


ACADEMY COUNSELOR TRAINING: Live Online Option Now Available!

The Academy Counselor training challenges the professional school counselor to consider the impact of the school’s transformation to the career academy model on their role. The counselor explores questions like: How will this impact my day-to-day work? What is different between what I’ve been doing and what I will be doing? How do I fit within the change; and, more importantly, how do I positively contribute to the transformation while supporting students at the highest level? Through this one-day training, counselors--with academy administrators and school administrators also encouraged to attend--will receive an introduction to the academy model, cross-walk the ASCA and NCAC standards with a focus on the counselor’s responsibilities, and then develop their own resources to support their academy’s specific needs for immediate roll-out and support of school transformation.


ACADEMY IDENTITY TRAINING: Live Online Option Now Available!

In this half of a two-part training, academy teams will work together to develop an academy event that builds academy identity through interdisciplinary, standards-based instruction. Academy members will leave the training with a plan for implementing this event. The plan will include: garnering community and parent engagement, connections to the Academy’s unique career theme(s), a calendar for implementation, establishment of roles and responsibilities, and other elements of a successful event that highlights students’ learning and builds community. This training is an outstanding springboard for building an academy identity and culture among teachers, students, and other stakeholders.


ADMINISTRATOR/LEADERSHIP TRAINING: Live Online Option Now Available!

The Administrator/Leadership Training training will produce the following outcomes:
  • Overview of the academy schedule and the importance of equity for both teachers and students.
  • Selecting and onboarding academy team leaders.
  • The importance of student/teacher relationships and activities.
  • Facilitating a highly effective team and the role of the administrator.
  • Agenda and SMART goal setting.
  • Monitoring team performance.
  • Public relation ideas.


  • AMBASSADOR TRAINING:Live Online Option Now Available!

    Ambassador Training for School Staff: This training is an opportunity for schools to explore an orientation for newly appointed Ambassadors. Participants will learn fundamental components of student ambassadorship, and develop a customized framework for training effective ambassadors. These skills include: mastery of academy specific vocabulary, school tours, professionalism, and personal narratives. Additionally, this training will explore continued student ambassador enrichment throughout the school year. This training is scalable, allowing for one school or multiple school participation. Participants should leave with the knowledge and skills to implement a new ambassador orientation, as well as the skills to continue ambassador development throughout the year.
    Student Ambassador Training: In this hands-on training, students explore and practice important components and skills of the Student Ambassador role. These skills include: mastery of academy specific vocabulary, school tours, professionalism, and personal narratives. Students should leave the training with a fundamental knowledge of the role of an Ambassador. This training is scalable, and can be used for one school or as a training for students from multiple schools.


    FRESHMAN ACADEMY CONSULTATION: Live Online Option Now Available!

    Consultancy in developing, implementing, and sustaining Freshman Academies is the scope of this offering. It will include leading a collective group through exploration of the model, showing successful practices that have been implemented in Nashville, and staging and sequencing what a community wants to implement. Documents and videos will be shared as part of the consultancy.


    INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMING FOR ACADEMIES: Live Online Option Now Available!

    -THE TWO DAY TRAINING- Teams start by developing identity and establishing productive, professional relationships that maximize individual’s strengths. Teachers create a vision for their ideal team and student graduate that culminates in the posting of team norms and Academy mission statement. Teacher teams will use their established mission statement and norms to guide their work toward developing sample Academy and team SMART Goals aligned to teaming focuses: teaming processes, standards-based interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and responsive academic interventions. Teacher teams will then brainstorm about an Academy-specific event that celebrates student growth and achievement based on student data, involves community and business engagement, and builds Academy identity and ownership. Finally, teacher teams will explore data-driven student intervention protocols and lay the foundation for interdisciplinary instruction. The training culminates with each team conducting an abbreviated mock team meeting.
    -THE THREE DAY TRAINING - Starts with teams developing identity and establishing productive, professional relationships that maximize individual’s strengths. Teachers will create a vision for their ideal team and student graduate that culminates in the posting of team norms and Academy mission statement. On the second day of training, teacher teams will use their established mission statement and norms to guide their work toward developing Academy and team SMART Goals aligned to teaming focuses: teaming processes, standards-based interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and responsive academic interventions. Teacher teams will then create a plan for an Academy-specific event that celebrates student growth and achievement based on student data, involves community and business engagement, and builds Academy identity and ownership. On the third day, teacher teams will develop a structure for data-driven student interventions and lay the foundation for integrating interdisciplinary skills and themed content into daily classroom instruction. The training culminates with each team conducting a mock team meeting.


    MASTER SCHEDULING TRAINING/CONSULTATION: Live Online Option Now Available!

    The complexities of building an academy master schedule can be overwhelming, especially for those with little or no master scheduling experience. This workshop provides participants with the understanding of how educational philosophy is just as important as planning and process when developing an academy master schedule. The mechanics of building the master schedule for cohort scheduling allowing for common planning time is covered.


    PROJECT BASED LEARNING: Live Online Option Now Available!

    The Nashville Next Generation Learning Hub offers training to help teachers learn to design transformational instruction units. Through this approach students will demonstrate mastery by applying the content standards to create authentic products. The training is designed to mirror the experience of a project. The training will specifically discuss how to unite academy teachers—both CTE and general education instructors together to collaborate to create meaningful interdisciplinary projects.
    Through an inquiry-based approach, participants will be challenged to design a unit, while being attentive to different phases of implementation including management and assessment. At the end of the two or three day session, participants will share their final product, receive feedback, and make improvements before taking it to their classrooms. When appropriate, districts can work with local business partners to engage them in the project planning and implementation.
    The session is designed to offer schools flexibility of their resources. The outcome will be the same for both options—participants will develop a project that can be used with their students.

    The following options are available:
    A two-day face-to-face session with a third day of project feedback that can be completed virtually or face-to-face.
    A three-day face-to-face session that will allow for more participant work time before presenting their project to a public audience.

    At the completion of the Transforming Classroom Instruction through PBL, participants will have a better understanding of:
    • -The difference between a PBL experience and simply “doing projects.”
    • -The components of PBL and HOW to make sure you are doing authentic projects that focus on content standards.
    • -The need to provide students with alternative ways to show mastery of content standards.
    • -How to manage a project in the classroom without having chaos.
    • -How to assess a project using multiple sources.
    • -How to use PBL resources to create PBL unit plans.


    PROJECT BASED LEARNING (Splash): Live Online Option Now Available!

    The PBL Splash professional development is designed to provide all content area teachers with an introduction to PBL. Participants will leave with an understanding of the differences between just “doing projects” and Project Based Learning. In addition, participants will be involved in discovering how to move towards a more student-centered classroom by demonstrating an understanding of the key design considerations of PBL instruction.


    TEACHING ON THE BLOCK: Live Online Option Now Available!

    Teachers—individually and in teams—will overcome many of the challenges of teaching in the modern classroom. From building a toolbox of instructional strategies to working in content (or interdisciplinary) teams to develop and deliver high-quality instruction aligned to standards, teachers will learn to maximize every moment of classroom instruction. With a focus on creating depth of skill and content knowledge through scaffolding and chunking, using proven organizational tools, transitioning with ease, integrating technology for student engagement and assessment, and accessing a variety of learning modalities, the trainer will lead teachers toward mastery of the instructional period by modeling those same tools during this one-day training.


    TEACHING THROUGH THE LENS: Live Online Option Now Available!

    Students often ask, “why do I need to know this?” The academy model can help teachers make connections to answer that question in a very meaningful way. This professional development will introduce the concept of teaching general education content through the lens or the theme of the academy. This session will start with a candid look at one’s standards and ask the question, who uses this knowledge or skill in the world of work? How do they apply the knowledge or skill? The session will provide ideas and opportunities for general education teachers to explore how the content they teach is applied in real life and plan meetings with business and community partner conversations to help make the content come alive in the classroom. The session will highlight examples of teaching through the lens success stories and provide time and space for each teacher to identify partners in their community to start building connections.


    TEAM LEADER TRAINING: Live Online Option Now Available!

    This training will give teacher leaders tools for leading their teams through inevitable reactions to change. Team Leaders will develop an understanding of the stages of teaming and strategies for building a culture that values continuous improvement. They will learn how to the distribute leadership, in order to empower members and develop a sense of ownership. They will learn about the Team Planning Template and its relationship to the National Standards of Practice. In addition, they will learn to set goals, prioritize them, document progress toward achieving them, and assess their outcomes. They will develop leadership strategies and facilitation skills that will make them effective leaders in their teams.