Millard Oakley STEM Center
Educator & School Programs
The center provides regional educators and schools with a range of resources from professional development workshops, field trips, our traveling interactive lab...the STEMmobile, and more!
Professional Development & Registration
- Ready for TN Science: Professional Development Series
About the Series
The Oakley STEM Center has developed a series of professional development trainings to assist educators in navigating the transition to the new Tennessee Science Standards. Each session is anchored in the Conceptual Framework for K-12 Science Education.
Upcoming Workshops TBD
- Upper Cumberland Math Professional Learning Community
About the PLC
This PLC is designed to provide a series of professional development opportunities for educators seeking to implement technologies into their mathematics classrooms.
These sessions provide Upper Cumberland mathematics teachers with the tools and community needed to use the technologies with confidence.
We invite you to join the Upper Cumberland Math Professional Learning Community (PLC).
Upcoming workshops TBD
- TSIN Innovative Educator Workshop
About the TSIN Innovative Educator Workshop in Partnership with Prescott South Elementary School
June, 7 - June, 11, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
We are partnering with TSIN and PSES to provide STEM integrative units on Modern Manufacturing for K-4th!
Each day of the workshop will be focused on a different topic and grade level. (See below)
Monday June, 7: Kindergarten - Architecture - Tiny Home Design
Tuesday June, 8: 1st Grade- Agriculture -Popcorn Farming
Wednesday June, 9: 2nd Grade- Medical- Speech Language Pathology
Thursday June, 10: 3rd Grade-Technology- Magnets
Friday June, 11: 4th Grade- Engineering - Tennis Shoes
The first 20 per grade level to sign up and attend (virtually) will receive $100 stipend&materials to implement with their class!
- STEM in Motion STRIDE PD Workshop
About the STEM in Motion STRIDE PD Workshop
Join us for the 2021 STEM in Motion Virtual PD Workshop from June, 2 - June 17, 2021
Learn about transportation engineering concepts and associated activities that you can incorporate into your middle school math and science lessons.
The first 20 educators to register will receive a $500 stipend once they complete the workshop!
- Zoom kickoff meeting on Wednesday, June 2 from 10-11 am
- Completion of online Modules (approximately 12 hours) by June 16
- In-person workshop day June 17, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (breakfast & lunch included)
*Limited spots available*register here
EXPEDITION Field Trips
Our field trips provide an engaging lesson led by a member of the Oakley STEM team and assisted by the classroom educator. This format allows the classroom educator to facilitate the learning environment while the STEM team instructor leads the content of the Expedition.
- About EXPEDITIONS
During the program students participate in multiple hands-on, minds-on, cross-curricular, standards-aligned activities, PLUS a Virtual Theater experience.
Lesson experiences are designed based on the grade level of the students attending and may vary from year to year as new experiences are developed.
- How can I reserve an EXPEDITION Field Trip?
Please email Carlos Galindo at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate details and arrange a date for your visit.
- Minors On Campus Policy
NOTE: Tech Policy No. 120 requires a 30-day advanced approval process requiring groups bringing minors on campus to secure local administrative permission using the following language to be included on your student permission slips:
MINORS ON CAMPUS: Language for P-12 / Parents
Tennessee Tech cares deeply about the safety and welfare of children while on its campus. As the event organizer or parent (as applicable), you are solely responsible for the supervision, oversight and protection of the participant(s) while on Tennessee Tech property.
- Student Capacity
Total capacity is around 90 students, requiring at least 3 teachers to support the STEM Center staff to help facilitate a smooth Expedition.