Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy: Mission, Vision, Goals and Objectives
VisionORAU’s vision is to support and promote Tennessee’s efforts to increase studentachievement in K-12 STEM education using a network approach that focuses on innovative STEM teaching and learning models and unique partnerships.
MissionCreate a STEM Leadership Academy that focuses on the development of STEMleaders who disseminate innovative approaches in STEM teaching and learning to teachers and administration .
Academy Goals• Support innovation and best practices in grades K-12• Support scaling up of best practices in STEM education• Encourage district and school curricula to support STEM education• Recruit and prepare strong STEM teacher leaders• Support STEM teachers• Support the TSIN
Academy Objectives• Develop a cadre of K-12 STEM teachers and/or administrators to serve as lead liaisons to the TSIN• Over two years recruit a total of 150 teachers and/or administrators from across Tennessee, representing all 136 education agencies, to participate in the Academy• Introduce the Fellows to the TSIN and to the innovative practices, communications, technologies, and pedagogical approaches that the platform schools, regional Hubs, and the Network promote• Disseminate information, best practices, and Network updates.• Support TSLA graduates through TSIN-sponsored meetings, Webinars, and conference calls