Tennessee STEM Innovation Network Overview

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Tennessee STEM Innovation Network Overview presented at the 2013 Memphis STEM Leadership Academy Feb. 18, 2013.

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  • Partnership between TDOE and Battelle State’s primary vehicle for aligning STEM practices, policies, and partners
  • Through connections, collaboration.
  • Quality STEM education has been happening in TN for years.CRISTAL is one exampleTSIN formalizes connections among:K-12Higher edBusiness communityCommunity partners
  • Seed funding to amplify STEM Platform Schools.The Schools are non-selective (not determined on test scores) and are designed to encourage local educational innovation. Investigate BEST PRACTICES – new teaching and learning models
  • STEM already happening in TN. TSIN is merely formalizing and amplifying the conversation.The Hubs are the nucleus of regional STEM activity, representing a formal partnership among school districts, post-secondary institutions, STEM businesses, and community organizations, all committed to amplifying and accelerating the impact of STEM programs in their region.
  • Diversity and Equality All kids, no matter their background, have access to good jobs (STEM for all)(RoboCamp in Nashville)
  • Flu virus: Chattanooga school’s unit on making viruses less harmful. Studied across the curriculum.Made presentations at the endHistory, English, Art, Biology, Math
  • Workforce development – PipelineGraduates at Stratford High School can be certified lab technicians upon graduation
  • Eastman,Wellmont, and Domtar joining together to teach the first week of school at Innovation AcademyVW in ChattanoogaAveritt in Cookeville – STEMmobile
  • 15 member states and Washington D.C. (in blue)
  • Add a final slide with Battelle TSIN and Memphis Hub Logo and some kind of phrase about the importance of workforce development to Battelle
  • Tennessee STEM Innovation Network Overview

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    2. 2. Tennessee STEMInnovation Network Overview
    3. 3. Commissioner Kevin Huffman• “I’ve become obsessed with how you spread the best practices on the ground. … People are reinventing the wheel and the connection (communication between the districts) has to be made.” Source: The Tennessean, October 8, 2012
    4. 4. STEM Platform Schools
    5. 5. Regional STEM Innovation Hubs
    6. 6. STEM for All
    7. 7. STEM as a Way of Teaching and Learning• Educate the whole student, emphasizing innovation, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity• Focused on solving real-world problems• Project based• Collaborative• Cross-curricular
    8. 8. Business Partnerships
    9. 9. Business Partnerships
    10. 10. A True Network• Sharing best practices and aligning the goals of STEM
    11. 11. TENNESSEE’S STEM GOALS
    12. 12. Tennessee STEM Strategic Plan
    13. 13. Goal #1: Increase student interest, participation, & achievement in STEMSTRATEGIES:• Establish Regional STEM Innovation Hubs• Launch STEM Platform Schools• Ensure all students have access to rigorousSTEM courses• Identify, develop, & share STEMcurriculum tools
    14. 14. Goal #2: Expand student access to effective STEM teachers & leadersSTRATEGIES:• Increase effective STEM teachers & leaders• Replicate proven STEM teacher training programs• Use STEM Schools as learning labs• Boost STEM Teacher supply• Enhance STEM Teacher capacity & reach• Increase quality STEM professional development• Support school leaders
    15. 15. Goal #3: Reduce the state’s STEM talent and skills gapSTRATEGIES:• Increase accelerated STEM learning opportunities• Increase partnerships between business andeducation• Increase STEM postsecondary degree production
    16. 16. Goal #4: Build community awareness and support for STEMSTRATEGIES:• Build communication tools, developmessages, and identify delivery channels• Conduct media outreach• Identify and showcase STEM public events• Increase STEM stakeholder engagement
    17. 17. TENNESSEE STEM INITIATIVES
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    19. 19. Tennessee Higher Education Commission(THEC)• Four UTeach Replication Sites: Memphis, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, & Knoxville• STEM Professional Development through Race to the Top 24
    20. 20. Tennessee Department of Education• Common Core State Standards Implementation• Next Generation Science Standards 25
    21. 21. STEM Education Caucus• Formed in December of 2011• The first of its kind in the nation• Non-partisan forum for legislators and outside business, science, technology, and education communities to discuss challenges and solutions• Committed to developing an innovative workforce and preparing the next generation of Tennessee’s scientists• Leaders include Senators Jim Tracy & Reginald Tate; Reps. David Hawk & Brenda Gilmore 26
    22. 22. Battelle’s Multi-State Initiative• Launched June 27th at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference in Dallas, TX• Inaugural Partner states include New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and many more
    23. 23. BATTELLE’S COMMITMENT TOWEST TENNESSEE
    24. 24. Wesley HallDirector of Client EngagementWes@theTSIN.org615-727-1437theTSIN.org
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