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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 addressing the 3-dimensions of the Tennessee Science Standards. Each session will provide guidance to both new and experienced educators in using selected aspects of the Science & Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and the Disciplinary Core Ideas.  Content shared in previous sessions and in upcoming sessions is included on our Google site below.

    Google Site

    Ready for TN Science PD

    October 25, 2022 from 4:30-6:00PM at the Oakley STEM Center Room 139.

    In-person attendance is encouraged, but a live stream will also be available for virtual attendance.


    Ready for TN Science PD

    November 29, 2022 from 4:30-6:00PM at the Oakley STEM Center Room 139.

    In-person attendance is encouraged, but a live stream will also be available for virtual attendance.


  • 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 - Building a STEM Culture

Workshop 1-Saturday March 25, 2023 - Oakley STEM Center at Tennessee Tech
Workshop 2-Saturday May 31, 2023 -TBD Cookeville, TN
Workshop 3- Saturday June 1, 2023 - TBD Cookeville, TN

Building a STEM Culture

Building a STEM Culture takes time and teamwork coupled with creativity, leadership support, and teaching pedagogy. This session will introduce or remind teachers regarding the concept of fundamental STEM integration in the elementary setting. Tools for creating original engineering design challenges with any curriculum will be shared. Teachers will share their “why” for STEM integration and lessons learned throughout their refinement process. The information shared aligns with the TSIN Designation Rubric and will support professional development toward this esteemed achievement.

A $200 dollar stipend will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis for the first 60 registrants.

Please note all workshop days are identical.

** Participants must verify with respective district if they are eligible to receive the stipend and/or PD credit for this workshop.

Register Here


STEM In Motion Educator Resources

Explore transportation activities to implement in your Math and Science classrooms, created by educators that participated in the STEM in Motion Program.

2020 Transportation Activities High School

2021 Transportation Activities Middle School


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.

Outreach 1


    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 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.

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