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.
Ready for TN Science PD
February 15, 2022 from 4:30-6:00PM at the Oakley STEM Center.
- 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
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.
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.