PENCIL Partnership Trainings

Over the next few months, PENCIL will host four PENCIL Partnership Trainings. Each training will be led by a different PENCIL Partner, focusing on a specific partnership topic. The trainings will offer the opportunity to learn from and network with other businesses and organizations that share a passion for serving Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

Find out more about the four PENCIL Partnership Trainings below:

Part I: Teacher Externships

The first Partnership Training was hosted on Tuesday, March 26. Professionals from various businesses around Nashville gathered together to learn more about hosting teacher externships. Cheryl Mayes, from My Toolbox Consulting, led the group in an interactive session focused on developing general education and CTE teacher externship programs.

Part II: The PENCIL Summit

The 2019 PENCIL Summit, on Tuesday, June 11, was a huge success - we have more than 100 attendees, 15 presenters, 20 Opportunity NOW students, and two key-note speakers, Mayor Briley and Judge Calloway.

Part III: Job Shadows and Field Trips

  • Topic: This informational and interactive session is designed to help business partners and teachers prepare students for future workforce opportunities. The session will examine experiential learning opportunities that exposes students to the careers, workplaces, learning and people of their future workplaces. We will explore ways to plan effective Job Shadow Days, On-Site Job Shadow Days, Industry Field Trips and other engagement opportunities. REGISTRATION OPEN NOW —> Complete form to the right of the page.

  • Date: Thursday, September 19 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

  • Location: PENCIL (7199 Cockrill Bend Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209)

  • Presented by John Doerge, Deloitte

Part IV: Reading Mentors

  • Date: November (TBD)

  • Location: TBD

  • Presented by More information coming soon

2019 Training Recap Photos