Education Outreach: Upcoming Events

The Tennessee State Library and Archives offers regular content-based, primary source workshops for educators. If you would like to have the Library & Archives provide professional development for educators in your community, please contact Kelly Wilkerson at 615-253-3469 or by email at


2018-2019 Tennessee State Library & Archives Educator workshop series

Workshop Title: Movers and Shakers: Awakened Reformers of the 1800sThe Most Electrifying of the Orators on the AntiSlavery Platform

Workshop Description: Join the TSLA Education Outreach team for this primary source workshop. Designed for Tennessee educators teaching topics such as:

  • Sectional differences between the North and South, 1800-1850

  • Second Great Awakening

  • Abolition

  • Underground Railroad

  • Early Women's Suffrage

Standards covered in this workshop include (from standards updated 2017): 4.25; 4.26; 8.41; 8.42; 8.43; AAH.09; TN.15; TN.25; TN.26

Lunch and six professional development hours provided.


When & Where: Dates and locations are listed below.

Workshop Time: 9:00-3:00




June 7th, Cookeville
Prescott South Middle School
1859 South Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506


Questions? Call 615-253-3469 or email


2019 Tennessee State Library & Archives Summer Teacher Institute

Workshop Title: Tennessee and the Abolitionist Movement2019 Summer Teacher Institute Application

Workshop Description:  Please join the Library & Archives Education Outreach team for this primary source driven summer teacher institute. An enhanced, more in-depth version of our school year workshop series, this institute is  designed for Tennessee educators teaching the abolitionist movement in the 4th & 8th grades. All activities are geared toward Tennessee's social studies curriculum standards for this topic.

Participants receive:

  • Thirteen professional development credit hours
  • One night's lodging (depending on distance of participant from Nashville)
  • Lunch each day

When: June 19th & 20th

To Apply: The application period for this institute closed on March 29th. Successful applicants will be notified no later than April 12th. Twenty-five spots are available. All educators may apply. First priority will be given to 4th and 8th grade educators and those educators in other grades or specialties focused on teaching the abolitionist movement.

Questions? Call 615-253-3469 or email