Innovative Leaders Institute to Train TN Principals


The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, a public/private partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Education, announced today the 28 Tennessee educators accepted into the third annual Innovative Leaders Institute – a six day interactive series of workshops designed to grow highly effective principals, assistant principals, and school leaders to use STEM strategies and innovative instructional techniques to impact teacher practices and student achievement in Tennessee. This free professional development workshop series was designed by Tennessee school leaders for […]

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TSIN Summer Professional Development Offerings

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This summer, each of the seven Tennessee Regional STEM Hubs will be providing targeted and aligned professional development on a variety of topics through the Innovative Educators Workshops. To view upcoming workshops in your area, visit  

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A few things to know before heading to the Summit


It’s Almost Here! The Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit is May 17 & 18 in Nashville We are excited you will be joining us at the second annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit! There are a few things we’d like to tell you before you hit the road for Nashville next week: Tweet: Starting today and throughout the conference@theTSIN will be asking conference attendees questions via Twitter. Tweet us your answers and use our conference hashtag #TNSTEM and you may win some conference swag! Where: The […]

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Announcing TN STEM Innovation Summit Keynote Speaker: Nirvan Mullick

Nirvan Mullick and Caine Monroy while filming Caine's Arcade

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is excited to announce the keynote speaker for the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit will be Nirvan Mullick, an award winning filmmaker, speaker, and movement maker.  Nirvan’s short film Caine’s Arcade became a viral phenomenon in 2012, receiving over 10 million views, and raising a $240,000 college scholarship fund for a 9 year old boy. Building on this momentum, Nirvan created a follow up film (Caine’s Arcade 2) which launched the Imagination Foundation, a nonprofit Mullick founded to […]

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Network Sends Planetarium on the Road


The Visiting Planetarium Program, which is now making the rounds across the state through a philanthropic gift from the Battelle Memorial Institute to extend STEM opportunities in Tennessee through the TSIN, is designed to inspire and enable young people between the 4th and 7th grade to reach their full potential in STEM disciplines. One trip inside the planetarium with a classroom of students and it becomes apparent how the experience of using a telescope and being in a planetarium can inspire students to […]

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Students Gain Interest in STEM with Online Teaching Tool

Learning blade in use

Hannah Strobl likes animals and dreams of becoming a veterinarian, and on Monday she was clicking through a specialized online STEM teaching tool at a snappy pace. “I like that it teaches you more about science, social studies and reading,” said the 12-year-old Ooltewah Middle School student about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training program called Learning Blade. State officials viewed Hannah and her classmates as they took part in a class at Ooltewah, hopeful that Learning Blade […]

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Students Race 3D Printed Cars in Lebanon

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Winfree Bryant Middle School’s cafeteria partially transformed into a race track Thursday as EXTEND students from the school and Byars Dowdy Elementary School showcased finished products of a collaboration effort. Starting Oct. 21, Margie Hawkins’ sixth-grade EXTEND class partnered with Byars Dowdy third-grade EXTEND students on a 3D printing project. The sixth-grade students worked as engineers in creating a race car for the third-grade students acting as clients in the design. The Byars Dowdy students traveled to Winfree Bryant each […]

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