• KCS Vision for Professional Learning


    The Knox County Schools Professional Learning Framework reflects the guiding principles that we believe are foundational to providing a meaningful and impactful professional learning experience for Knox County educators. This framework will enable us to direct and monitor our professional learning systems and structures, balance the needs of the district, our students, and our individual educators, and maintain our commitment to invest in our people as learners and leaders.

    For questions regarding professional development for CTE teachers, please contact Ulla Carr at ulla.carr@knoxschools.org.

    Training and materials are available to CTE teachers through:

    • canvas course New Teacher Academy (summer kick-off plus 5 meetings throughout the school year)
    • CTE Coaching Program
    • District Learning Days (3x per school year)
    • Teacher Externships
    • an asynchronous Canvas course: CTE Professional Development (support by topic)
    • CTE Google Site with crosscurricular content featuring CTE lesson plans incorporating academics like ELA and Math


    Teacher Externships

    There are several ways to gain industry experience in the fields we teach which will benefit our students:

    • CTE’s summer externships
    • The Educator in the Workplace program by the Chamber of Commerce
    • The state department’s School Team Externship Program