Upcoming events

    • Fri, February 01, 2019
    • Thu, February 28, 2019

    The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. Read More »

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    • Fri, February 15, 2019
    • Mon, February 18, 2019

    Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

    Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

    We invite you to participate! For at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 15-18, 2019, simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world, for as long as you wish!

    If you’re new to the count, or have not participated since before the 2013 merger with eBird, you must create a free online account to enter your checklists. If you already have an account, just use the same login name and password. If you have already participated in another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing login information, too.

    Click here for more info on how to get started.

    • Sun, February 17, 2019
    • Sat, February 23, 2019
    • USA
    Engineers Week--the only event of its kind--is a time to:
    • Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
    • Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
    • Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents

    More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference.

    More here


    • Thu, February 21, 2019
    • everywhere


    Conversation starters
    Invite female engineers into the classroom. 
    Check out the activities
    Career Outlook

    • Sat, February 23, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tennessee Technological University, TJ Farr Building, Room 106

    TN STEM Leadership Professional Learning Series Presents
    3-D Performance-Based Assessment Workshop

    When: February 23, 2019 from 9:00-12:00
    Where: Tennessee Technological University, TJ Farr Building, Room 106
    Cost: $25 

    Who Should Attend: Grades 3-12 Science Teachers


    Andrea Henrie, Vanderbilt University

    Kelly Moore, TN Tech University

    Leslie Suters, TN Tech University

    Workshop Summary

    This workshop will:

    • Help you learn more about the format of the new Tennessee Science Assessment aligned with our new 3-dimensional standards

    • Help you learn what 3D Assessment can look like in your classroom

    • Give you the opportunity to work in grade-level teams to create a ready-to-use performance-based assessment (“PBA”) featuring a phenomenon, a stimulus, and a prompt.  

    • Give you access to all the original PBA items created during the workshop shared via an online platform


      Registration closes February 18

    • Fri, May 03, 2019
    • Sat, May 04, 2019

    Tennessee Earth Science Teachers and Tennessee Educators of Aquatic and Marine Science Present 

    Coon Creek 3-D Science Standards 

    May 3-4

    Price: $50*


    • includes rustic cabin dormitory style lodging for Friday, May 3
    • meals-breakfast and lunch, Saturday, May 4
    • program and workshop, Friday night 7:00 and Saturday 8-3
    • access to an official Tennessee fossil site
    • access to TN fossils and activities to support grade level standards

    Who: All Formal and Informal Educators

    Limited to the first 30 participants. 

    Registration deadline: April 22 Registration: 

    Mail registration to: TEAMS Att: Beth Dycus, 265R Hidden Hollow Road Newbern, TN 38059

    Standards: Program and standards will be tailored to registered participants needs. A survey link will be sent via email conformation of registration. 

    If you have questions, contact: Leeann Wampler


    • Tue, May 14, 2019
    • Wed, May 15, 2019

    STEM Innovation Summit 2019

    May 14 & 15, 2019

    Nashville Airport Marriott

    600 Marriott Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

    As the state’s premier annual STEM event, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit brings together leaders, innovators, and champions from across the state that are united by a passion to advance excellence in STEM education for all Tennesseans. The Innovation Summit features interactive learning sessions designed to stimulate participants’ thinking around a broad range of strategies used to integrate STEM in the classroom. The learning sessions are intended to provide attendees opportunities to interact with educational leaders and practitioners that are seeing success with STEM practices designed to raise student interest and achievement in STEM education.


    For Tennessee Residents:

    Early Bird Price: $199

    Regular Price: $259

    Late Registration Price: $299

    For Non-Tennessee Residents: $299

    Check and credit card payments are available through Eventbrite. Advance registration is required – tickets will not be available at the door. Download our W9 here.

    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • Oak Hill School 4815 Franklin Road Nashville, TN 37220

    Join us June 4th-6th, 2019 for Summer Teachers Institute at Oak Hill School.

    Summer Teachers Institute is a 3-day professional development opportunity for public-, private- and charter-school K-8 teachers to come together to learn about SEL, STEAM, 21st-Century Learning Skills and the Design-Thinking Process. The 3-day institute will feature keynote speakers, workshops and presentations to give educators the opportunity to collaborate, learn and grow from one another. 

    The cost for the 3-day institute is $250 per person or $200 per person if your school sends 3 or more people. Registration will open on February 1st! There are limited seats available so be sure to sign up for this unique PD opportunity!

    Feel free to email with any questions. We hope you can join us!

    • Sat, June 08, 2019
    • Celebrate!

    World Oceans Day is June 8th

    World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This site serves as the central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day, with free resources and ideas for everyone – no matter where you live – to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day on June 8 and year round.

    This year, people all over our blue planet are celebrating with the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.” Organizations and individuals around the world are promoting prevention of plastic ocean pollution with events in their communities, special announcements, and everything in between!

    • Sun, October 20, 2019
    • Sat, October 26, 2019
    • Everywhere

    NCW encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Local Sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: to promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.

    October 20-26
    Marvelous Metals. NCW 2019 explores the properties and uses of metals.

Past events

Thu, February 14, 2019 Valentines Day
Sat, January 05, 2019 National Bird Day January 5
Tue, January 01, 2019 Happy New Year
Tue, January 01, 2019 2019 - 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing (July 20, 1969) and Apollo missions
Tue, January 01, 2019 2019 International Year of the periodic table of elements
Mon, December 03, 2018 Hour of Code December 3-9
Thu, November 01, 2018 2018 TSTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Thu, November 01, 2018 2018 TSTA CONFERENCE Exhibitor Registration Portal
Tue, October 23, 2018 National Mole Day
Mon, October 01, 2018 National Popcorn Month
Sat, September 15, 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month
Sun, April 22, 2018 EARTH DAY 2019 April 22 Resources
Thu, March 15, 2018 NSTA National Conference Atlanta
Wed, March 14, 2018 National Pi day resources
Sat, November 18, 2017 Environmental Education workshop in November
Sat, April 08, 2017 East Tennessee "Pop Up" conference series registration is open for K-12 Teachers
Thu, December 01, 2016 2016 TSTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Fri, September 23, 2016 TEEA Conference
Mon, August 01, 2016 "Pop Up" conference series registration is open for K-12 Teachers
Thu, March 31, 2016 NSTA National Science Conference 2016
Tue, September 29, 2015 Inside the Teacher's Studio
Thu, November 06, 2014 Exhibitor Registration 2014 TSTA Conference
Thu, November 07, 2013 2013 TSTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Thu, November 01, 2012 2012 TSTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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