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STEM Platform Schools Graduate First Class

Congrats class of 2014

When the 2014 graduates at L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville and Stratford STEM Magnet High School in Nashville walked across the stage and received their diplomas, it marked another important step along their path to a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Amid the camera flashes from a sea of beaming parents, these students stand out not only for their academic achievements, but also as trailblazers. As the first class to graduate from a TN STEM platform school, these […]

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Reflections on Year One from an Assistant STEM Principal

Stratford STEM Magnet High School teachers, Angela Galloway, Delaine Wendling and Assistant Principal, Jeff Davis take water quality samples at depth with the US Army Corps of Engineers

STEM education continues to evolve in definition, practice, and execution, and that is how it should be. In K12 education, we are preparing some students for careers that don’t currently exist. Many of these careers will be birthed and evolve through advancements in STEM, and to be included on the ground floor of the STEM initiative in Tennessee is an exciting and challenging endeavor. Especially when only a year ago I wasn’t even aware of its existence!

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Studying Transformations at Hattie Cotton


STEM hands-on learning helps young students grasp complex scientific principles in tangible, relatable ways. When TSIN platform school Hattie Cotton STEM Magnet Elementary launched their recent unit on Scientific Transformations, STEM instructional designers Dr. Regina Etter and Lakisha Brinson wanted to build excitement among students and inspire them to dig deep into the science underlying everyday transformations.

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Hattie Cotton STEM Magnet Elementary Earns National Award

The TSIN is proud of Hattie Cotton STEM Magnet Elementary for many reasons, one being their recent naming as a 2013 Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America. Hattie Cotton is a STEM Platform school of the TSIN. From the announcement at the MNPS Children First blog: Elnora Mitchell-Furdge, Ed.S., Hattie Cotton’s principal, has led the school since 2011 after it became a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) magnet school. Hattie Cotton is part of a STEM […]

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RoboCamp 2012 in Nashville

Exciting update from our cluster of STEM schools in Nashville. RoboCamp 2012 was held at Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School July 9th-13th. Teachers from Bailey, Litton Middle School and Stratford STEM High School led rising 5th-7th graders through the process of building a robotic arm to use in a competition at the end of the week. The students also learned to solder on a circuit board for an electronic siren. A trip to the Nissan factory in Smyrna provided students […]

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