University Outreach offers free ACT workshops for teachers

The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of University Outreach will provide free ACT workshops over Zoom for Tennessee teachers throughout the fall semester.

Each two-hour Zoom session teaches educators how to access and understand their school’s ACT data, what resources are available to them, how to connect lessons to ACT standards, as well as strategies to help students study for the test, prepare for potential challenges and efficiently work through test questions. Teachers can also receive one Professional Development Point (PDP) for attending a session. The workshops are sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education.

The schedule for the sessions is as follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 20, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 27, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 6, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 1, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 8, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The sessions will be taught by Dana Gatewood, UT Martin lecturer of mathematics, and Alex Beene, UT Martin adjunct faculty member and author. Beene has taught UT Martin’s ACT prep courses since 2013.

Teachers must register before the session. For more information or to register, go to


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