Connecting Classrooms to the World: 2017 Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit

Join us for the 2017 Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit May 24-25, in Mufreesboro, Tennessee. This year’s conference will build upon themes that provide attendees with a broad range of strategies that support STEM practices designed to raise student interest and achievement in STEM education. Interactive learning sessions have been categorized into five tracks: School Culture, Community Partnerships, Innovative Instructional Strategies, STEM Career Awareness, and Technology in Education. The conference sessions will build upon these themes while focusing on the foundations of STEM education.  You can find more information on each of the learning sessions here.

School Culture: A school culture is intangible, but it’s essential.  This track will explore strategies for creating a shared sense of purpose and value, instructional norms of continuous learning and improvement, and collaborative relationships that drive a STEM school culture.

Connecting Girls to the World of STEM

Tennessee STEM Designation: A Roadmap for Successful STEM Implementation

Supporting Standards through STEM Instruction

Community Partnerships: When schools and community organizations collaborate to strengthen student learning outcomes, everyone benefits. In this track, strategies for intentionally selecting and engaging community stakeholders will be shared.

Sustainable STEM: Best Practices for Lasting Community Engagement

Teaching the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Is YOUR classroom ready for the day the sky goes dark?

Incorporating Arts in STEM through Community Partnerships

Innovative Instructional Strategies: Classroom learning can be highly engaging when infused with innovative STEM instructional strategies.  In this track, participants will explore effective and unique classroom techniques to enrich traditional curricula.

Facilitating an Experiential Curriculum through the Engineering Design Process

Moving the World: Exploring STEM & Transportation Classroom Applications

Using Science Bits Curriculum to Support Three-Dimensional Learning

STEM Career Awareness: Mastering the skills necessary for the jobs of the future is essential in preparing students for the future.  In this track, the employability skills students must possess to be successful are identified along with practices to promote post-secondary success. This track features an “Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing” tour of the Smyrna Nissan plant. Pre-registration is required. Please visit for more information.

Nissan Tour: Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing—preference given to school counselors

Innovative Class Scheduling to Promote Career Awareness Opportunities

The Girl’s Index 2017: What Educators & Counselors Need to Know About the Social & Emotional Issues Impacting Girls Today

Technology in Education: Technology provides a platform for engaging students in real-world problem solving and experiential learning beyond the classroom.  In this track, participants will discover innovative technologies for enhancing students’ exploration of the world around them.

Empowering Students to Go Anywhere using Virtual Reality

The Sky’s the Limit: Propelling Student Learning through Drones

Unleashing the Maker Movement

Chose one track to follow, or jump around multiple tracks as sessions pique your interest! Registration is currently open for the 2017 Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit.  You can register here.

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