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Metro Teachers Taking Professional Development Program

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Nashville, Tenn--Metro schools are undergoing a major overhaul and the changes will impact every teacher, student and classroom in the district.   

Friday marked the start of a professional development workshop for teachers. More than five thousand teachers will be trained on the keys to personalize learning.
 
It's part of a plan to make Metro schools the top performing urban school district in the country by 2018.
   
Oliver Middle school dean of instructions Adam Wicker says,  " this training is going to allow teachers to use various resources both electronic and understanding the initiatives we have going on in the system so we can treat those students as individuals meeting their needs where they're at and then moving them all towards goals."
    
At the end of the the month, every teacher in the district will be enrolled in the training. The new system will also allow instructors to upload and share lesson plans on line.

That way they can target instruction based on a student's needs and abilities.