By Amy Owen, Director of Academic Research, Policy and Communications
For the past several years, the state has provided Tennessee educators with access to high-quality resources on the website www.TNCore.org. The TNCore website closed at the end of July, but the resources from that site are now available in new places. Many resources have migrated to www.eduToolbox.org, hosted through the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation at Lipscomb University, while others have been added to the state website at www.tn.gov/education.
The design and maintenance of the TNCore website was primarily funded through a grant that has ended, and it is important to ensure educators have continued access to materials in new locations. Specifically, you can find your favorite resources in the following places:
- Training materials from prior events, like summer trainings, may be accessed on the state website in the Educator Training section in Archived Materials.
- Resources for leaders, including those from the 2015-16 Integrated Leadership Course, are available on the state site in the Leader Resources section.
- RTI2resources and information are available on the state website as well as the site for the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG).
- Instructional and assessment resources have moved to www.eduToolbox.org. Check out the Tennessee Tools section to find former TNCore materials.
Be sure to explore www.eduToolbox.org for additional resources as the Ayers Institute continues to add new content and features. In the coming months, this site will also include a re-optimization of resources from the Tennessee Curriculum Center, interactive features, and new, original resources created by Tennessee teachers that are specifically aligned to Tennessee’s academic standards.
Some resources are password-protected due to copyright requirements and are accessible only by Tennessee educators, including private school and home-school educators. When you create your free eduToolbox account, you’ll have the opportunity to provide the username and password previously used for TNCore.org to have continued access to the copyrighted resources. When accessing copyrighted resources on the department website, you’ll be asked to provide the password used previously for TNCore. Educators who need these login credentials may email TNStandards.Questions@tn.gov from their school email address.
Finally, be sure to check out additional free resources, including free access to online preparation tools for the ACT, SAT, and AP exams, at the Tennessee Electronic Library.
We hope you find these materials useful this year!