Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students


TEA Symposium Presenters

25th Annual TEA Symposium for Teaching and Learning — September 17 – 18, 2021  — Nashville

The TEA Symposium for Teaching and Learning is an annual two day instruction and professional development event and is designed to provide a challenging and invigorating experience for educators who want to strengthen their teaching performance through the creation and maintenance of professional learning. This Symposium attracts 300 educators 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.

We seek proposals for presentations in the following areas:

  • Instructional strategies that work at the high school, middle school, and/or elementary levels
  • Practical, “walk-away” tips and strategies to use right away
  • Meeting the diverse needs of all students: cultural, economic, language, learning, special needs
  • Integrating technology with instruction
  • Diversity and Equity
  • Literacy
  • Creating and using rubrics
  • Community, civic, family, school engagement, and empowerment
  • Bridging the gap between Pre-K – K-12
  • Developing local assessments
  • College, Career and Life Readiness Skills Development
  • Bullying prevention
  • Student and School safety
  • Mental health
  • Teacher Pipeline (recruitment and retention issues)
  • Stress management 
  • School discipline
  • Leadership styles and development
  • Education Support Professional issues


  • Concurrent sessions will be one and a half hours (90 minutes).
  • Preference will be given to proposals that are interactive in nature.
  • The title and description should accurately reflect the content, activities, and outcomes of your session.
  • This is a statewide professional learning and growth opportunity.
  • Preference in selection will be given to TEA members as Presenters/Co-Presenters.

Use our presenter form to submit your training proposal. Deadline for submitting proposals is June 25, 2021.

Please note that this is not a vending opportunity but an educational training for educators from across the state.