BRINGING COAL CREEK HISTORY
TO LIFE FOR TEACHERS IN
MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Barry Thacker, PE, portrayed Coal Creek miner/engineer

David R. Thomas during in-service training for 280 teachers

at Franklin High School on 25 July 2016

http://www.tnhistoryforkids.org/tentrevival, which was

sponsored by Tennessee History for Kids and HCA.

Briceville Elementary School teachers Mellissa Fleming

and Loren Forgety attended the event.

Check out these photos from the day along

with the Coal Creek PowerPoint slides. 

READ TEACHER SURVEY COMMENTS BELOW!!

Here are a few comments received from teacher evaluations about the event:

 

“Best day of my summer. Looking forward to next year.” Sandra Carney, Wilson County

 

“This was a terrific experience.” Zenobia Craig, Murfreesboro City Schools

 

“Absolutely great event!” – Timothy Hill, Scott County

 

“Loved this experience and plan on attending again in the future.” – Sarah Sutton, Indian Lake Elementary School, Sumner County

 

“Best in-service ever in my 20 years of education! Thank you so much!” Norman Williams, Hardin Valley Academy

 

“Very well organized. Well informed presenters. Great organization overall. Wonderful day!” Kristi Wilson, 4th grade teacher, West Side Elementary, Cannon County

 

“Excellent day. God bless all of you!” Esther Hockett, Wilson County Schools

 

“This event was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about what I teach! I learned so many facts that will help in my teaching. Lunch was great. Sessions were times well; just enough to cover material but not too long. It would have been wonderful to have more social studies vendors in the lobby. I would have purchased posters, books, etc.” – Kathy Alexander, 4th grade teacher, Knox County

 

“This has to be the best inservice I have ever attended.” Christie Evers, 9th grade teacher, Lawrence County High School

 

“Very impressed. By far one of the best inservices I have been to in a long time. Great springboard to the coming year.” – Tom Battle, Station Camp Middle

 

 “I love these days!” Linda Allen, 3rd grade teacher, Kingston Springs Elementary, Cheatham County

 

 

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