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TVA Minigrants for STEM Projects Now Open!

The Tennessee Valley Authority in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization, recently announced a grant program aimed at providing funding to educators developing STEM projects in the Tennessee Valley. The competitive 2018-19 Mini-Grant Program opened Dec. 7 and will accept applications through Jan. 11. For the first time, the program will award […]
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Coding and Beyond: Supporting STEM Mindsets through CS Education

Tennessee recently approved the state’s first ever computer science standards for K-8 students, which will be implemented in classrooms starting in the 2019-2020 school year. Though this exciting step helps prepare a more technologically literate workforce, the standards also reinforce strong problem solving and critical thinking habits in students. One might think Computer Science (CS) […]
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First Thoughts on the Federal STEM Plan

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is a member of STEMx, a national network of state STEM networks and organizations. Wes Hall, STEMx Director, provides insight on the new federal STEM strategic plan, released December 4, 2018. On Tuesday, the White House released Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education (download), a new […]
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Our Mission is to promote and expand the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education in K-12 schools across Tennessee.

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The Network

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network focuses on “kindergarten to jobs,” developing high-quality STEM programming to further ensure Tennessee students are prepared for success in college and career and ready for the future of their choosing.

The TSIN is committed to helping the State of Tennessee inspire and train the next generation of innovative leaders. The presence of these highly skilled workers will enable the state to grow businesses and industries that can successfully compete in the global economy.

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WhyStem

Why STEM?

STEM is much more than an acronym for the four subject areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM education is a transformative approach to traditional teaching and learning that fosters creativity and innovative thinking in all students.

Not only does STEM education make school more engaging, but it also builds skills required for college, career, and the 21st century.

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BecomeStemSchool

Become a STEM School

The Tennessee STEM School Designation was developed to provide a “roadmap” for schools to successfully implement a STEM education plan at the local level. The tools and resources created define the attributes necessary for a school to create a comprehensive STEM learning environment for its students.

A school that receives Tennessee STEM School Designation will be recognized by the Tennessee Department of Education for its use of STEM teaching and learning strategies and serve as a model from which other schools may visit and learn.

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