In-Service Schedule




 Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!

We have planned several staff development/in-service opportunities for this year.  A teacher’s 200 day contract includes 5 required in-service days. We have provided for 3 required in-service days in the calendar, August 1, 4 and 5.  The two other in-service days are self-selected and may include Common Core training or other approved training. Additional days are contained in this letter as well as posted in the monthly newsletters as they become available. (Remember, any day that you are otherwise paid for, such as student days, parent-teacher conferences, PD days, coaching clinics, or college classes for credit are not acceptable for in-service by state guidelines.)

There are three days built in for professional development, August 29, 2014, November 4, 2014 and March 3, 2015. These are counted as student days (snow or stockpile days); therefore, they are required work days for teachers and cannot be counted as in-service.

 Also included in the calendar are two teacher work days: August 7, 2014 and May 21, 2015. These are required work days (discretionary days) that teachers may use to work in their classrooms/schools on plan books, textbooks, permanent records, and other tasks related to your teaching (not coaching) assignment. Principals may plan brief staff meetings on these days as needed.

 To help us with understanding the classification of the assigned days, the following guide will be used:

RI-Required In-service for all Teachers and Administrators

RIS-Required In-service for a Special Group of Teachers

RS-Required Meeting for a Special Group of Teachers (Not In-service)

RD-Required Discretionary Day for all Teachers and Administrators

RSD-Required Staff Development for all Teachers and Administrators (Not In-service)

OI-Optional In-service

Unless otherwise noted, all days will be 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Required Days for All Teachers

*RI August 1, 2014  District Wide In-service (In-service Day 1) Arts Center of Cannon County

7:00-7:55 Registration, Breakfast, and Visits to Vendors

8:00-8:20 Greetings from Director Barbara Parker and updates

8:30-10:30 Learning Leader Overview

       3-12, Wilma Adams Theater

        PreK-2, Cannon Hall

10:30-11:00 Coordinated Health Updates from Bonnie Patterson and Program Updates from Marcia Melton

11:00-12:00 Lunch on your own

12:00-3:00 Individual Schools

*RI August 4 , 2014 District Wide In-service ­­­­­­(In-service Day 2)                 WGS

7:30-3:00 Rotations

*RI August 5 , 2014 District Wide In-service (In-service Day 3)                  WGS

7:30-3:00 Rotations

*RD August 7, 2014 Teacher Work Day (Discretionary Day #1)                  All Schools

*RS August 14, 2014 SPED Meeting                                                              All SPED Teachers

7:30-3:00 Central Office

*RSD August 29 , 2014 Professional Development Day (Snow Day # 1)     District/All Schools


Common Core/Learning Leader PD

CRA and Writing Scoring

TEAM Updates

Battelle for Kids-Formative Instructional Practices

TSIP and Data Meetings

Grade or Department Meetings

*RSD November 4, 2014_(Snow Day #2)­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­                                                        All Schools

7:30-3:00 Topics TBA but may include:

Common Core/Learning Leader PD

CRA and Writing Scoring

TEAM Updates

Battelle for Kids-Formative Instructional Practices

TSIP and Data Meetings

Grade or Department Meetings

*RSD March 3 , 2015 Professional Development Day (Snow Day # 3)          All Schools

CCHS ACT Schedule for 11th Grade

7:30-3:00 Individual School In-service, TBA but may include:

CRA and Writing Scoring

Common Core/Learning Leader

TEAM Updates

Battelle for Kids

TSIP and Data Meetings

Grade or Department Meetings

*RD May 21, 2015 Teacher Work Day (Discretionary Day #2)                  All Schools

*RI Two Additional In-service Days Selected by Teacher            (In-service Day 4 and 5)

Common Core Training or other approved days

Required Days for Special Groups

*RIS August 4, 2014  Freshman Orientation                                                        CCHS

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CCHS

*RIS August 5, 2014 Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation    All PreK-8/ K-8 Schools

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Individual Schools

Individual School In-service



East Side

Short Mountain

West Side



Optional In-service Days

TDOE Common Core Training, summer 2014

OI Tennessee State Museum-July 2014

OI Vocational Conference-July 2014, MTSU

OI P-16 Mini-Workshops in Education, November 2014, TTU

Oakland Museum Teacher In-service, January 19, 2015 and February 16, 2015

OI School Law Seminar, April 2015, TTU

OI Check for Programs at Discovery Center in Murfreesboro: http://www.discoverycenteronline.org/groups.html

New Teachers’ Meetings                                                        3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(Required for all first and second year teachers in Cannon County) Central Office

1 - Sept. 16, 2014 (ALL)

2 - Oct. 14, 2014 (TEA)

3 - Nov. 11, 2014 (Bonnie)

4 - Jan. 13, 2015 (Regina) 
5 - Feb. 10, 2015 (Pam)
6 - March 10, 2015 (TEA)
7 - April 14, 2015 (Bonnie)

May 12, 2015

1 - Sept. 16, 2014 (Pam)
2 - Oct. 14, 2014 (Regina)
3 - Nov. 11, 2014 (Marcia)

4 - Jan. 13, 2015 (Technology)
5 - Feb. 10, 2015 (Regina)

6 - March 10, 2015 (Pam)
7 - April 14, 2015 (Greta Read and a Principal)
May 12, 2015

For New Teachers hired in 2014-2015
Orientation (sub training, district IDs, technology, in-service, code of ethics, dress code, PT conference, highly qualified, licensure, review State websites, testing strategies, curriculum guidance coverage, office procedures/forms, Lisa-School Dude, SPED accommodations,)

TEAM Evaluation Model Year 1 session 1 (observations) Give Questions

Emergency Preparedness
(part 1: new teacher list of questions) 
 TEAM Evaluation Model Professionalism Rubric

Common Core/ (part 2: new teacher list of questions follow-up)
Differentiated Instruction
The Teaching Profession
Bullying Prevention Program
Positive Behaviour Supports

First Year Teacher Recognition (board meeting)

For teachers hired in 2013-2014
IEP Meetings dos and don'ts/Common Strategies for behaviour
Common Core
Data Session 1: Achievement vs. TVAAS (Batelle for kids Course)

Technology Training

Data Session 2: Using Data Effectively (TCAP, TVAAS, Classworks/Discovery Ed, etc…)
TEAM Evaluation Model Year 2

Second Year Teacher Recognition for course completion (board meeting)

Testing Schedule
EXPLORE (Eighth Grade Students) and PLAN (Tenth Grade Students)
      November 6, 2014
K-2, 3-8 Achievement 
      April 28-May 4, 2015
      Fall Block December 1-5, 2014
      Spring Block and Year Long Courses April 28-May 4, 2014
WRITING Grades 3-11
      February-Online Assessment
      Grades 5, 8, 11 week of February 2
      Grades 3, 6, 10 week of February 9
      Grades 4, 7, 9 week of February 17
ACT (Eleventh Grade Students)
      March 3, 2015
CLASSWORKS or Star Early Literacy All K-8 Students
      August 18-29, 2014
      December 1-12, 2014
      May 4-15, 2015
      February 23-March 6, 2015
      Fall Semester
      Spring Semester TBA