Join a community of teachers from all over for an extraordinary week of professional development, growth, and community building. Educators of grades PreK – 12 in all subject areas, who teach in public, charter, or private schools in Davidson and surrounding counties are eligible. Take your first step toward Educators’ Cooperative membership at our EdCo Summer Workshop!

Cohort 8 will meet in-person in Nashville, June 13 – June 17, 2022.

The application consists of a resume, a cover letter describing your experience with collaboration, and a letter of recommendation from a colleague, teammate, or creative partner who can speak to your commitment to teamwork and community building. 

This application is a Google Form that requires your letters to be uploaded. Please contact with questions.

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Click here to learn more about what we do in the EdCo Summer Workshop.

Why join EdCo?

  • PDPs for Tennessee Educator Licensure renewal or advancement
  • Professional community of teachers working in all settings
  • Access to a private online workspace with amazing educators from all over the area
  • Monthly collaborative meetings with EdCo members from all cohorts
  • Ongoing professional support
  • City-wide leadership development
  • Eligibility to present at The EdCo Summer Collective
  • Guest speakers, field trips, book clubs, study groups, social events, & more

What do teachers say?

Don’t take our word for it! Here’s what previous participants said about their experience at EdCo Summer Workshop: 

“Connecting with so many amazing people – reflecting and learning – this is different than any other workshop I’ve done – I feel energized and recharged!

“I’m more aware of what I need as a human in order to be the best teacher I can be than I ever was before and I’m not going back.”

“I had so many moments where I made connections between book club, the panel, and my own previous experience that it felt like everything was being woven together so nicely!”

I am floored by the amount of empowerment, connection, and support that has flooded into both me and my teaching practice over the course of the last week. EdCo Summer Workshop reminded me time and time again that this work is worth doing, and that education, but nature, is ever-evolving!”


Who is eligible to apply?

Educators working in grades PreK-12, as well as school counselors, librarians, exceptional education (including gifted and talented), and related arts are all encouraged to apply. Teachers from public, private, and charter schools are welcome.

What is the cost?

Acceptance into The Educators’ Cooperative includes a merit-based fellowship made possible by grants and sponsorships. All participants receive a full scholarship that covers the cost of tuition. 

What happens after I apply?

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by a committee of EdCo Member teachers. Follow-up phone calls may be requested. We work to make decisions as soon as time allows and you will be notified soon after. 

When and where do we meet?

Cohort 8 will meet in-person at University School of Nashville, June 13 – 17, 2022. 

Both cohorts begin with an introductory session the Sunday before the week-long workshop. The schedule for the week is 12:00 – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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