Northeast TN Students Get Hands-on with Nature

Spring has returned to Tennessee and students at Innovation Academy in Kingsport, TN took advantage of the creek on campus for their Eco-Friendly Unit. Students explored the creek, conducted water testing, and searched for macro invertebrates. With this type of engaged and authentic learning, Innovation Academy hopes to ignite a desire within their students to […]
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Middle TN Hub Sponsors STEM Expo

In April over 200 middle and high school students participated in the second annual STEM EXPO held at Volunteer State Community College. The STEM Expo is a program of the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub, which promotes STEM teaching and learning in 26 mid-state counties and reaches over 315,000 K-12 students. Students from the Hub’s partnering […]
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Jack Rhoton Awarded Highest Honor by NSTA

Congratulations to Dr. Jack Rhoton, director of ETSU’s Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub, on receiving the Robert H. Carleton Award for National Leadership in the Field of Science Education by the National Science Teachers Association. The award recognizes one individual who has made outstanding contributions to science education at the national level and to NSTA. […]
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TN House Passes Resolution Recognizing TSIN, Hubs and Schools

On March 24, 2014 the Tennessee House of Representatives passed Resolution No. 192 sponsored by Representatives Harold M. Love, Jr. and Brenda Gilmore. The resolution recognized the efforts of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) and its regional hubs and platform schools across the state and their work to ensure that all Tennessee students have […]
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Innovation Academy Receives Apple Distinguished School Award

The following article appeared on March 25, 2014 in the Kingsport Times-News. KINGSPORT — Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee formally received its Apple Distinguished School (ADS) award Tuesday night for this school year and next. The presentation came amid the applause of students, teachers and area school officials, as well as the accolades of officials from […]
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Tennessee Code Camps Offered During School Breaks

In the next 10 years there will be over 1.4 million new programming jobs, making it one of the fastest growing occupations. Tennessee students can learn to code during school breaks at the Youth Code Camps. The camps are offered across the state by the Tennessee Code Academy. Students, ages 12-18, can attend the weekly day-camps […]
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TN students’ experiments bound for space aboard International Space Station

Congratulations! Knox County Schools and Fayette Academy in Somerville will both fly a student microgravity experiment to the International Space Station in the fall of 2014 as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 6 to the International Space Station. The following article appeared on March 2, 2014 in the Knoxville Daily Sun about the Knox County […]
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Lt. Governor Ramsey visits Innovation Academy

Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, a TSIN platform school in Kingsport, welcomed Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey to campus for a visit that showcased how STEM education is changing teaching and learning practices across the Volunteer State.  Lt. Gov. Ramsey spent time with teachers on their in-service day to hear about the school’s innovative approach to […]
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Vote for Bailey STEM Middle School, national finalist in Samsung STEM competition

A video created by Julie Hasfjord’s 8th grade science students at Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School in Nashville is a national finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge.  Bailey STEM Magnet is a TSIN platform school. Help these students win by voting online. You can vote once a day until March 14th.  Also share on Facebook, Twitter, […]
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Letter to the Editor: State Must Continue Funding for STEM

Letter featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel on Feb. 25, 2014 links investment in STEM education to state’s “Drive to 55” goals for workforce and economic development. Authors Susan M. Benner and Susan Riechert, co-directors of the Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Sciences, University of Tennessee write, Whether it is tapping the capacity of 3-D […]
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