• Melinda Carr, Foundational Skills Academic Specialist

    (PreK - 2nd grade)


    Alice Ann Smith, Elementary Math Specialist

    (PreK-8th grade)


  • starAll WCDE ELA K-5 teachers should register for the Early Reading Training. It is available as an online, asynchronous learning experience through Best for All Central. Click here for access to the course.  Once you complete the course and take the test, please forward the certificate to Barbara Hunt for 6 hours of Professional Development credit.  If you have already completed this training, please disregard this information. 

    Teachers use their school email address at the end of each lesson. Single Sign-On credentials will only be needed for the summative assessment and are specific to the person completing the assessment.

    If individuals require assistance with their Single Sign-On login, they should first reach out to Kathy Cox by email coxk@wcde.org. Please send her your name and teacher's license #, and school. More information and resources are available https://Orion.Tn education.net/help as well as embedded within the learning modules.  

    TN Literacy Sucess Act

    WCDE Foundational Skills Literacy Plan

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    Academic Resources




    The Liben Foundation, which developed the sounds-first activities in the Tennessee Foundational Skills Curriculum Supplement, have produced a set of brief videos modeling how those activities look and sound in instruction. The videos model specific activities with content at varying grade and complexity levels. Links to the video are included in the PDF below. 

    Click here to download the Sounds-First Activities chart.

    The TN Writing Rubrics  



    TN Department of Education