Teach Ready Conference

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Welcome to Teach Ready 2018!



TEACH READY 2018: KEYS For WORK SUCCESS will provide teachers from across the 3-12 spectrum with the STEM tools to help our students become the qualified workforce of the next generation.


May 30-31st, 2018


Nissan Training Center & Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro, Smyrna Campus


$30 for Murfreesboro City Schools and Rutherford County Schools
$75 for other attendees

*As of Friday, March 30th, 2018, no refunds will be issued to registered attendees.

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How Registration Works - NEW PROCESS

How Registration Works - NEW PROCESS

  • Attendees will pre-register for breakout sessions AND Day 2 field trips within registration this year. Familiarize yourself with breakout session and field trip offerings by reading descriptions beforehand.
  • Within registration, educators will be asked two short answer questions to explain how they will incorporate knowledge gained into the classroom.
    Please be prepared to answer:
    1) Why you want to attend Teach Ready
    2) How you plan to implement the knowledge you learn at Teach Ready

    Please note: Your reservation is not complete until the form is submitted and a confirmation email has been sent.

Who is Invited to Attend

Who is Invited to Attend

  • 3rd – 12th grade educators
  • CTE and core subject teachers
  • Technology coaches
  • Administrators
  • Guidance Counselors

Reasons to Attend

Reasons to Attend

  • Participate in hands-on sessions that enhance your use of instructional technology and improve your STEM knowledge
  • Explore best practices to enable your students to embrace technology in their daily lives
  • Explore best practices to integrate STEM Education in any 21st Century Classroom
  • Visit exhibits that provide tools and resources to further enhance what you’re already doing in the classroom
  • Tour local STEM employers to understand their need for a college and career ready workforce
  • Opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and information sharing
  • Earn 12 in-service hours.

Sessions, Speakers, & Field Trips


Sponsor Information

Sponsor Information

Download: 2018 Sponsorship Packet

Dear Prospective Sponsor,

TEACH READY is a STEM and instructional technology conference that provides 250 educators with the chance to explore best practices for engaging students, increasing productivity, and innovating teaching and learning through the use of technology. It will also provide educators with an opportunity to tour local industry partners where they will see first-hand how technology is driving the need for a technologically savvy workforce.

Rutherford Works, the Economic Development arm of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is the lead partner in coordinating TEACH Ready. We are dedicated to providing educators from across the 3-12 spectrum with STEM tools to help our students become the qualified workforce of the next generation.

Rutherford County continues to be a leader for job creation in the State of Tennessee, adding 2,045 jobs in 2016. With this job creation comes the increasing need for a talent pool that is technologically proficient and an increase in Tennesseans holding STEM certificates and degrees. We hope this annual conference will empower our educators with the tools to help prepare students to be successful members of the workforce and rapidly growing local economy. We invite you to join us as a vendor and presenter for TEACH READY 2018.

Information for School Book Keepers

Information for School Book Keepers

  1. We will send an invoice after registration closes with all teacher names from you school (By 3/15)
  2. You will then be asked to verify all teachers have been approved.
  3. If we need to adjust the invoice, we will.
  4. Checks are made payable to the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

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 Hear what others had to say...


Manufacturing isn’t just for blue collar people, the training is intensive and requires a high level of math and tech training.”   “We don’t have to push kids down a 4 year college path. There are some amazing jobs that are based on two year degrees.”

 “Great lessons for cheap!
Love the connection to the standards!”

  “[We must] begin talking about technological training at an early age.”
“Wow! What can I do in the classroom to help provide workers for these different pathways.... so very impactful on me!”  

“I now understand engineering jobs in the workforce and how I can help prepare my  students for jobs in the future.”



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