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Developing Creative Thinkers with Tynker

November 8th is National STEM Day, an opportunity to explore and recognize the impact of STEM teaching and learning on student success. To celebrate, we interviewed Krishna Vedati, the CEO and Co-Founder of Tynker and Laura Hanna, a K-5 Computer Teacher at Cordova Elementary in Shelby County. Tynker is a creative computing platform where millions of kids […]
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Tennessee STEM School Designation Update

Where are we in the designation process? Schools across the state have been building the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) foundation for practices that help students become independent and reflective thinkers, effective collaborators, and problem solvers that can innovate Tennessee’s future.  The 2017-2018 STEM School Designation application window has closed.  Schools that are awarded […]
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Bringing STEM Career Awareness to Elementary Students

Young learners can benefit from hearing and seeing what STEM professionals actually do in the real world.  Here’s one example of how an elementary school is bringing STEM career awareness to their students through a Career Awareness Celebration. Students at Prescott South Elementary School in Cookeville, TN are excited about October 31, 2017!  They have […]
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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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