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).
Viral Packaging - Algebra I Biology II 11/ 19/20
Oakley STEM Center, Room 135
How tall are you ? - Geometry, Science, Research - 2/11/21
Oakley STEM Center, Room 135
- STEM in Motion STRIDE PD Workshop
About the STEM in Motion STRIDE PD Workshop
During the Summer in 2020, the STEM in Motion workshop focused on training 20 High School mathematics and science teachers to incorporate transportation-based learning objectives into their classroom lessons.
During the workshop, the participating teachers had virtual contact time with both STEM teaching experts and transportation engineers to provide a well-rounded learning experience.
The participating teachers worked both individually and collaboratively to develop their own standards-aligned lessons that are now available for use by other educators.
To access the lessons developed by this year's cohort please click the button below:STEM in Motion Website
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.