Oakley STEM Center offers teacher workshops focused on state standards

Posted by Karen Lykins - Tuesday, May 22 2012
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thumb STEM teacher rocketry wksp1This summer Tennessee Tech University's Oakley STEM Center offers regional teachers representing Pre-K through the 12th grade to participate in professional development workshops specifically targeted to the math and science education needs of their students.

Workshop titles range from Am I Supposed to Teach Algebra? YES! for Pre-K and K teachers to Physics Boot Camp (8th-12th) and Underwater Robots: Using Engineering Design to Address Middle School Science Standards. Teachers throughout the regional are encouraged to register for these needs-identified, student-focused, interactive workshops.

"The Oakley STEM Center's summer professional development [PD] offerings were specially crafted for our region based on student performance assessments and state standards topics specifically requested by teachers," said Gail Gentry, STEM Center outreach coordinator. "The variety and depth of the workshops will give teachers resources and strategies to help their students succeed in STEM subjects."

Teachers will work in the state-of-the-art learning studios at the Oakley STEM Center and have access to university faculty and other field professionals during these cutting-edge training opportunities.

Summer 2012 PD Workshop Schedule

June 9 9 a.m.-noon

Martha Ramsey & Jean Webb Investigation Stations PreK-K

June 16 9am-noon

Dr. Jane Baker & Dr. Martha Howard Inquirize Your Teaching PreK-2

June 19-20 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Dr. Holly Anthony Highlighting Common Core Content & Practices in Grades 5-6 5-6

June 21-22 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Dr. Holly Anthony Highlighting Common Core Content & Practices in Grades 7-8 7-8

June 23 9 a.m.-noon

Dr. Jane Baker Am I Supposed to Teach Algebra? Yes! PreK-K

June 25-26 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Dr. Sally Pardue & Ken Hunter Underwater Robots: Using Engineering Design to Address

Middle School (7-8) Science Standards 7-8

June 28-29 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Dr. Jane Baker, Jennifer Meadows &

Leann Taylor Implementing the CCSSM in Grades 3-4 3-4

July 9-13 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Dr. Steve Robinson & Dr. Paula Engelhardt Physics Boot Camp 9-12

Registration is open. Visit www.tntech.edu/stem/summer-pd for details and online registration instructions.

For more information about the Oakley STEM Center and its programs, contact Christina Hatley at 931-372-6573 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Millard Oakley STEM Center is located in Ray Morris Hall on the campus of Tennessee Tech at 155 W. 7th Street, the corner of 7th and Stadium Drive in Cookeville, Tenn.