Union Elementary A Finalist for 2018 FETC STEM Awards

Union Elementary S.T.E.M. and Demonstration School was named a finalist for the 2018 STEM Excellence Awards. The National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) announced that the Gallatin school was one of nine finalists for the award in January. As part of the selection process, more than 100 applicants from the elementary, middle and high […]
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STEM School Chattanooga Selected For Fab Foundation Leadership Cohort

Teachers and students at STEM School Chattanooga will be on the cutting edge of digital fabrication allowing young learners to create, learn, mentor and invent as a result of being selected for a cohort organized by The Fab Foundation.  The school will work with over 1,100 Fab Labs in more than 100 countries as a […]
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Students in Knoxville and Oak Ridge Break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Computer Programming Lesson

Students from Knox County Schools and Oak Ridge City Schools joined together to break the Guinness World Record for the largest computer programming lesson. Officials from Guinness have now officially certified the world record for the number of students simultaneously learning how to code. “After an extensive evidence review, we’re delighted to inform your successful […]
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Innovation Summit Call for Presenters Now Open!

Have a promising STEM practice to share? The TSIN is accepting proposals for learning sessions at the Innovation Summit! We are offering five different session tracks, including School Culture, Community Partnerships, Innovative Instructional Strategies, STEM Career Awareness, and Engaging Underrepresented Groups in STEM. The submission deadline is February 18. A quick and easy submission form is […]
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TSIN Awards TVA Sponsored Mini Grants

The TSIN and TVA are pleased to announce the 18 statewide recipients of the Network’s yearly competitive STEM classroom grants. Since 2012, the TSIN and TVA have partnered to provide funding for STEM learning projects in Tennessee classrooms and schools. This year, priority was given to projects focused on exposing students to TVA’s focus areas, including the environment, energy, economic […]
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Reshaping the Role of Computer Science in the Classroom: A Look Inside RePublic Schools

It’s National Computer Science Education Week and we are excited to highlight RePublic Schools, a charter network that has demonstrated the transformative power of incorporating a computer science curriculum. RePublic currently operates 3 middle schools in Nashville – Liberty Collegiate, Nashville Prep, and the Nashville Academy of Computer Science – as well as RePublic High […]
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Help Your Student Become a #FutureCoder

In honor of Computer Science Education Week, Hour of Code has challenged schools across the country to introduce their students to the world of coding. Here at the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, we encourage schools and students across Tennessee to participate in the Hour of Code Challenge. Coding provides students with foundational STEM skills, including problem […]
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STEM Skills Help ‘Move’ Nashville Forward

It is our belief that one of the key tenets of STEM is the ability to apply critical thinking skills to solve societal problems. With its explosive population growth, increasing traffic delays is a challenge facing Nashville today. Over the last several years, an average of 70 people have moved to Nashville every day. To address […]
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