Last week STEM leaders from across the state met in Nashville for the annual TSIN convening. Topics included bridging the CTE & STEM communities, using student data to inform decisions, Common Core implementation through problem-based learning, and establishing strong STEM leadership in a school and a community.
TSIN hub and school leaders shared some promising practices, including a rubric for creating new STEM lesson plans and a set of standards developed to weave STEM throughout the entire high school curriculum.
Breakout sessions allowed TSIN school leaders to engage with Aimee Kennedy, Battelle’s new Vice President of Education and STEM learning and former principal of The Metro School, on the topic of interdisciplinary planning and creating a school-wide culture for STEM. TSIN hub leaders met with David Burns from Battelle and Margaret Ashida from STEMx to learn how to build partnerships that last.
The TSIN was joined on the second day by members of the nationwide STEMx coalition for a discussion around ensuring sustainability for state STEM networks.