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TDOE Announces the First Fifteen Schools to Receive Tennessee STEM School Designations

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that fifteen schools have received the Tennessee STEM School Designation, the first in the state to receive this award. This designation, developed in collaboration with the STEM Leadership Council and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, is designed to recognize schools that promote and implement rigorous STEM-related learning opportunities for all […]
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TSIN Welcomes New Director Sandy Watkins

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is pleased to announce that Sandy Watkins has been selected to lead the Network’s statewide effort. “This network is one of our signature accomplishments in Battelle’s extensive portfolio in STEM education,” said Aimee Kennedy, Senior Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy at Battelle. “From teacher to principal, Sandy Watkins has built […]
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Announcing the 2018 STEM Excellence Award Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 STEM Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding teachers, leaders, and advocates in the fields of STEM education. The TSIN will honor awardees at the fourth annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 in Nashville. “Tennessee’s recent successes in expanding STEM learning for students are due to […]
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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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