The Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit is intended to showcase innovative strategies to advance STEM integration in the classroom, providing direction on where to start planning and how to grow existing programs. All learning sessions are meant to be interactive and/or hands-on and designed to stimulate thinking across a broad range of subject areas and grade levels.
This year’s theme, Connecting Classrooms to the World, allows us to explore how schools are integrating content into real-world settings, infusing unique business partnerships into the classroom, and providing experiential learning opportunities for students to more fully investigate the world around them through foundations in STEM education. It is vital that our classrooms connect young people to the knowledge and practices that inspire creative thinkers, innovators, and problem solvers that prepare them to accept the responsibilities of global citizenship in an ever changing world.
The learning sessions are intended to provide attendees opportunities to interact with educational leaders and practitioners who are seeing success with integrating STEM practices in their classrooms and communities. Learning Sessions are to focus on timely, relevant topics centered on one of three focus areas:
Guidelines for sessions:
All proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Selected learning session presenters receive free registration to both days of the conference. Selected presenters that have previously purchased a ticket to the Innovation Summit will receive a refund or be given the option of transferring the registration to a colleague.
Please submit the following form to no later than February 28, 2017. Notifications will be made in March.
The call for presenters is now closed. Thank you for all who submitted! Notifications will be made in March.