Is Ag the Answer to STEM?

by: Dr. Kristopher Elliott, Director of STEM for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools There is no doubt that STEM has become a hot topic in education. Teaching science and math with a silo approach does not reflect the real world, and often falls short of giving students the ability to problem solve as critical thinkers; a […]
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Innovative Leaders Institute to Train TN Principals

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, a public/private partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Education, announced today the 28 Tennessee educators accepted into the third annual Innovative Leaders Institute – a six day interactive series of workshops designed to grow highly effective principals, assistant principals, and school leaders to use STEM strategies and […]
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TSIN Summer Professional Development Offerings

This summer, each of the seven Tennessee Regional STEM Hubs will be providing targeted and aligned professional development on a variety of topics through the Innovative Educators Workshops. To view upcoming workshops in your area, visit www.tsin.org/pd  
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A few things to know before heading to the Summit

It’s Almost Here! The Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit is May 17 & 18 in Nashville We are excited you will be joining us at the second annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit! There are a few things we’d like to tell you before you hit the road for Nashville next week: Tweet: Starting today and throughout the conference@theTSIN will be […]
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Announcing TN STEM Innovation Summit Keynote Speaker: Nirvan Mullick

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is excited to announce the keynote speaker for the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit will be Nirvan Mullick, an award winning filmmaker, speaker, and movement maker.  Nirvan’s short film Caine’s Arcade became a viral phenomenon in 2012, receiving over 10 million views, and raising a $240,000 college scholarship fund for a 9 […]
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Network Sends Planetarium on the Road

The Visiting Planetarium Program, which is now making the rounds across the state through a philanthropic gift from the Battelle Memorial Institute to extend STEM opportunities in Tennessee through the TSIN, is designed to inspire and enable young people between the 4th and 7th grade to reach their full potential in STEM disciplines. One trip inside the planetarium […]
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Students Gain Interest in STEM with Online Teaching Tool

Hannah Strobl likes animals and dreams of becoming a veterinarian, and on Monday she was clicking through a specialized online STEM teaching tool at a snappy pace. “I like that it teaches you more about science, social studies and reading,” said the 12-year-old Ooltewah Middle School student about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) […]
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Students Race 3D Printed Cars in Lebanon

Winfree Bryant Middle School’s cafeteria partially transformed into a race track Thursday as EXTEND students from the school and Byars Dowdy Elementary School showcased finished products of a collaboration effort. Starting Oct. 21, Margie Hawkins’ sixth-grade EXTEND class partnered with Byars Dowdy third-grade EXTEND students on a 3D printing project. The sixth-grade students worked as […]
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Einstein Fellowship for STEM Educators: Application Deadline November 19

Shared from our National STEMx Network Patti Obenour is an Education Project Manager with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), which is a U.S. Department of Energy Institute. ORISE administers the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program, which is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with other sponsors, including […]
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TN Student Scores Holding Steady: NAEP Results

Tennessee’s scores held steady this year on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and state officials say the overall progress made by students since 2011 allows Tennessee to maintain the title of “most improved.” “There is no state that has improved as much as we have, and second place isn’t close,” Gov. Bill Haslam […]
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