Throughout the year, TERA brings together groups of researchers, practitioners, educators, and policymakers to engage key research and discuss how research findings may inform policy and practice. See below for upcoming events and more information on previous TERA convenings.
Improving Educator Diversity Across Tennessee: How We Can Better Recruit, Retain, and Support Teachers of Color
October 22, 2019
October 25, 2019
October 29, 2019
November 18, 2019
In the fall of 2019, we brought district teams together across Tennessee to learn about research on teacher diversity in the state, take a deep look at district data on teacher diversity, and discuss how the state and school districts can better recruit, retain, and support its teachers of color. Read more here .
Bridging the Gap Between Research, Policy, and Practice
July 15, 2019
The goal for this convening was to demonstrate to new/key members of TDOE, TERA's Advisory Council, and other external partners what we have learned so far in each of our focus areas and discuss implications for policy and practice. Read more here.
EPSOs in Action: Promoting Equitable Access and Success in Early Postsecondary Opportunities
June 10, 2019
This mini-conference, hosted by the Tennessee Department of Education, brought together practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to discuss research findings on EPSOs and inform district decision making around EPSOs. The goal was that all participants would develop a deeper understanding of research findings related to student success and equity in EPSOs. Read more here.
Reimagining State Support for Professional Learning
October 26, 2018
This gathering of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers discussed the landscape of professional learning in Tennessee. The purpose was to discuss TERA's most recent work on professional learning as well as results from the 2018 Tennessee Educator Survey. Read more here.
TEAM 2.0: What We've Learned, Where We Are Going, and How We'll Measure Success
July 20, 2018
TERA brought together key researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss the TEAM 2.0 pilot and brainstorm what research steps will be needed to evaluate the success of TEAM 2.0. Read more here.
Creating Conditions for Effective State Support for School Turnaround
December 13-14, 2017
TERA convened researchers and practitioners from four states to learn and share knowledge on how states can support school turnaround. The event included scholars in key turnaround focus areas, including non-academic support, educator pipelines, and school governance structures. Read more here.
Strengthening Tennessee's Education Labor Market
December 4, 2017
TERA convened a panel of state education leaders to discuss new research on principal leadership and labor markets in Tennessee. Participants weighed in on principal distribution, turnover, and principal preparation. Watch highlights from the presentation and the panel here.
Annual Forum of the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships
July 26-28, 2017
This annual gathering of the members of research-practice partnerships across the nation was hosted in association with TERA. Participants shared best practices and learning from research-practice partnerships across the country. Read more here.
Convening on Professional Learning
January 5-6, 2017
TERA brought together educators, policymakers, and researchers to help define the research agenda on professional learning going forward. Stakeholders collaborated to determine key knowledge gaps in this area. Read more here .
Tennessee Education Research Alliance Launch
October 20, 2016
TERA's launched introduced the organization and the research agenda to the community. Read more here