Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) Introduction


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Introduction to the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network presented by Sky Gallegos at the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy June 26, 2012.

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Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) Introduction

  1. 1. Building a Network
  2. 2. STEM Partners Working in Tennessee
  3. 3. Building a Network
  4. 4. KARST Hub:Knox Area Resources for STEM• Hub Lead: Knox County Schools• Key Partners: – Higher Ed: UTK, Pellissippi State Community College, Walters State Community College, Roane State Community College – STEM Community: ORAU, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, Innovation Valley, TN SCORE, Great Schools Partnership, TN Geographic Alliance – K-12 Ed: Episcopal School of Knoxville, TN Charter Schools Assoc., Youth Advisory Council, Maryville City, Alcoa City, County schools of: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Jefferson, Loudo n, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union
  5. 5. L&N STEM Academy• Home District: Knox County• Grade Levels: 9-12• Key Partners: UTK, Pellissippi State, Knoxville Chamber• Key Facts: – Opened August 2011 with 131 freshmen and 41 sophomores – Enrollment will be 380 (9-11) for 2012-13 – Standalone Magnet STEM school – Students selected by blind geographic lottery, will be regional starting 2013 – 1:1 iPad technology school
  6. 6. Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation HubLead: Metro Nashville Public• Hub Schools• Key Partners: - Adventure Science Center - Alignment Nashville - 5 School Districts - 8 Universities & Colleges - Deloitte Services, LLP - Dyer Observatory - Ford Foundation - Nashville Chamber of Commerce - TN Chamber of Commerce - Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach
  7. 7. Stratford STEM Magnet High School• Home District: Metro Nashville Public Schools• Grade Levels: 9-12• Key Partners: • ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) • Adventure Science Center • Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon, Inc. • BioMimetic Therapeutics • Cumberland River Compact • Nashville State Community College • Nissan North America • Universal Robotics • Urban Green Lab • Vanderbilt University Center for Science Outreach
  8. 8. Bailey Middle School• Home District: Metro Nashville Public Schools• Grade Levels: 5-8• Key Partners: • Vanderbilt University Center for Science Outreach • Lipscomb University
  9. 9. Hattie Cotton Elementary School• Home District: Metro Nashville Public Schools• Grade Levels: K-4• Key Partners: • Vanderbilt University Center for Science Outreach
  10. 10. Southeast Tennessee STEMInnovation Hub• Hub Lead: Public Education Foundation• Key Partners: Chattanooga State, UT at Chattanooga, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, TVA, Volkswagen, UNUM, First Tennessee Bank, Wacker Chemie, WTCI PBS• Current Programs and Events: – Regional STEM Council and Advisory Committees – STEM Teaching Fellows Program – Superintendent STEM Summit – August 1 – Regional Higher Education STEM Roundtable – July 30 – Informal Ed STEM Workshop – October
  11. 11. “STEM School”• Home District: Hamilton County Dept. of Education• Grade Levels: 9-12• Key Partners: Chattanooga State, TVA, UNUM, Wacker• Key Facts: – 75 freshman selected through lottery for Year One – Principal Dr. Tony Donen – STEAM2 curriculum – Flipped classroom model – Weekly assessment to modify individualized instruction
  12. 12. ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM InnovationHub Hub Lead: East Tennessee State University Key Partners: • Eastman Elizabethton Hawkins • Domtar Greeneville City Greene Kingsport Bristol • Wellmont Health Systems City Higher • Nuclear Fuels Johnson Education Sullivan • Aero Jet Business ETS U Platform School • ALO Industries Carter STEM Hub Johnson City • LMR Plastics Unicoi K-12 Hamblen • Mt. State Health Alliance Hancock • Niswonger Foundation Washington • 15 School Districts Cocke Other S tate • 3 Institutions of Higher Ed STEM Hubs TS IN
  13. 13. Innovation Academy of NortheastTennessee• Home Districts: Kingsport City Schools and Sullivan County Schools• Grade Levels: 6-7 with one grade level added each subsequent year (6-12)• Key Partners: Eastman Chemical, Domtar Paper, Wellmont Health Systems• Key Facts: – Begins with 160 students, will grow to approximately 550 students – 520 students applied for 160 slots first year, students chosen by lottery – Co-governance: Kingsport City Schools, Sullivan County Schools – Located in a former elementary school building, which is being modified to add labs, technology, and collaborative workspaces in each classroom – Each student will receive a school-owned iPad – Students will travel to base schools for related arts in the afternoon
  14. 14. Upper Cumberland Rural STEMInitiative• Hub Lead: Tennessee Tech Oakley STEM Center• Key Partners: Averitt Express, Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Highlands Initiative• Mission: Transforming STEM Career Paths for Rural Elementary Schools• Eight outcomes connecting 21 rural STEM Focus Schools over 5600 square miles with place-based STEM integrated learning modules and local community support
  15. 15. Prescott South Elementary and MiddleSchools• Home District: Putnam County• Grade Levels: preK-8• Key Partners: UCRSI Hub, WCTE, NSTA, ORAU, TN- SCORE, USDA• Key Facts: – 1200 preK-8 students – 56% economically disadvantaged – 21% disabilities – 52 teachers, 2 principals – 1 STEM Coach