Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students


TEA Spring Symposium

TEA's Spring Symposium is an annual two day instruction and professional development event and is designed to provide a challenging and invigorating experience for educators who want to strengthen their teaching performance through the creation and maintenance of professional learning. This Symposium attracts 300 educators each year and is an excellent opportunity to attend quality professional development sessions, enjoy keynote speakers, and spend time with fellow educators from across the state. It is an unparalleled opportunity to hone skills that impact today's educators and students.

Keynote Speakers

Donna Porter and DJ Batiste                       

Passionate. Dynamic. Motivational. Donna Porter and DJ Batiste have a story that is sure to inspire all audiences. Porter has dedicated her life to the field of education, and has gained a breadth of wisdom and experience that she now pours into audiences across the nation. Early in his life, DJ Batiste was in juvenile detention and leading a large violent gang in Mississippi. High School came around and after constant suspensions and trouble with the law, he was introduced to Conscious Discipline in a single moment, by his beloved teacher, Donna Porter.


All Tennessee Educators


Double Tree by Hilton
407 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN
Phone: 423.756.5150

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 04:30 to Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 03:30

Registration for this event is now closed.



TEA Members: $60 Non-Refundable Registration Fee
New Teachers (1–3 years) and STEA Members: $50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee
Non-Members: $85 Non-Refundable Registration Fee

Understand that the registration fees above include all symposium activities, materials and the meals that you reserve.