TSTA is the largest science educator organization in Tennessee. We are five hundred + members strong! 

Fall 2019 Science and Math Conference

3D Learning: Full STEAM Ahead

A joint conference of the 

TN Science Teachers’ Association (TSTA) &

TN Math Teachers Association (TMTA)

Early Registration is only $130 for the double conference! 


November 21st - November 23rd, 2019
Embassy Suites Hotel, Murfreesboro, TN

Strands:  Literacy Integration   - Formative Assessment  - Integrated Learning

Attend two conferences for the price of one! Attendees can go to Math Sessions, Science sessions and/or STEM sessions. Get your Math or Science partner to attend with you to collect useful ideas for collaborations and integrations. 

Schedule (tentative)

Thursday November 21

9 to 6 pm Pre-conference sessions
(Not included in Conference fee)
Pre-Conference sessions are offered in 2 blocks with a lunch break in between. Pre-registration and full payment is required is required.
5 to 6 pm Opening Speaker
6 to 8 pm  Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Reception

Friday November 22

8 am to 6 pm Exhibit Hall opens
8 am to 11:30 Conference sessions begin (3 one hour sessions)
11:30 to 1  Science Awards luncheon with Speaker Dr. Kenneth Miller
1 pm to 5:15 pm  Conference sessions (3 one hour sessions)
5:30-6 pm  Silent auction closes

Saturday November 23

8:15 to 12  Conference sessions
12 to 2 pm Math Awards Luncheon with speaker Dr. Scott Eddins
2 pm to 3 pm  TMTA Business meeting

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See Pre-Conference Session Descriptions.


Conference Speakers

TSTA Science Awards Luncheon

Dr. Kenneth Miller - Featured Speaker

Ken Miller is Professor of Biology at Brown University. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1974, he was Assistant Professor at Harvard until 1980, when he moved to Brown University.  He is life sciences advisor to The News Hour on PBS and coauthor of the nation's leading high school biology textbook. In addition to his research work in cell biology, he has written extensively on evolution. He is the author of several popular books, including Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground between God and Evolution (1999). His honors include the Public Understanding of Science Award from AAAS, the Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Gregor Mendel Medal from Villanova University, and the Laetare Medal from Notre Dame University. In 2015, he received the Presidential Citation of the National Science Teachers Association. 

Dr. Joseph Hamilton 

TSTA is honored to have Joseph H. Hamilton, professor of Physics at Vanderbilt University, deliver a brief account of his work in the discovery of new elements including Tennesine (Ts). The Louisiana native earned his B.S. from Mississippi College in 1954 and his M. S. and Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1956 and 1958 respectively. He has been awarded eight honorary doctorates as well.  Dr. Hamilton is a recognized Fellow in professional physics organizations and has been the recipient of numerous honors for his talents in teaching physics to college and high school students and to teachers.

Saturday, NOVEMBER 23

Dr. Scott Eddins - Featured Speaker

Scott serves as the Mathematics Coordinator for the TN Department of Education focused on ensuring high quality mathematics instruction. He has presented at several state/national level conferences and served in several STEM roles over the years such as President of the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics, Instructional Coordinator at the TN Tech University

 Oakley STEM Center, TN State Board of Education staff and he spent more than a decade teaching math in middle and high schools. 


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    Offered by 2018 TSTA STEM Leadership Cadre

    New state curriculum standards being implemented in school year 2018-19 presents TSTA with an opportunity to offer professional
    development outreach through its newly formed TN STEM Leadership Cadre. Cadre teacher leaders have developed the Professional Learning Series program to support effective science instruction as it is described in A Framework for K-12 Science EducationProfessional Learning Series workshops are designed to model instructional strategies that fully integrate the 3-D learning (Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts) approach that will assist classroom teachers in transitioning to the new TN science standards.


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