Upcoming events

    • Fri, October 11, 2019
    • Sun, October 20, 2019

    Tennessee STEAM Festival

    The Tennessee STEAM Festival aspires to build interest and excitement in STEAM, and cultivate the next generation of citizen and professional science advocates and practitioners by leveraging local partnerships from across the region. The Discovery Center, whose commitment to Murfreesboro and the surrounding region marked its 30th year in 2017, is leading the statewide effort.

    • 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.

    • Sat, October 26, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WonderWorks at 100 Music Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Learn how to design 3-Dimensional performance-based assessments for the first half of the day - spend the second half of the day exploring WonderWorks! (The Ropes Course, Xtreme 360 Bikes, Bed of Nails, etc will require closed toe shoes and activewear)

    From: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 workshop and exploring WonderWorks for the rest of the day! (between Hard Rock Café and the Hatfields and McCoys Dinner Show.)

    Cost: $25  

    Who Should Attend: Grades 3-12 Science Teachers 

    Facilitators: Andrea Henrie, Vanderbilt University, Kelly Moore, TN Tech University, Leslie Suters, TN Tech University  

    Summary of Workshop: This workshop will help you learn more about the format of the new Tennessee Science Assessment aligned with our new 3-dimensional standards. Learn what 3D Assessment looks like. You will have the opportunity to work in grade-level teams to create a ready to use performance-based assessment or PBA featuring a phenomenon, a stimulus, and a prompt. We will collect and share all of the original PBA items with participants in an online platform. 

    Find out more about WonderWorks at their  or in this brochure:

    • Thu, November 21, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sat, November 23, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, TN
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    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)

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

    SCHEDULE  The opening of the Exhibits will begin with a reception on Thursday evening November 21, 2019 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.   The exhibit hall closes at 6 p.m. on Friday.   Exhibit set-up begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 21.

    BOOTHS  For each decorated 10' x 10' space you will receive one 8' dressed table, two chairs, a wastebasket, and a 7" x 44" identification sign. The fee also includes lunch on Friday for two.  The price for a single booth is $450, for a double it is $800, and $100 for each additional table. Payment in full is due September 9. NON PROFIT BOOTHS SOLD OUT

    EXTRA BOOTH SERVICES  You will be contacted by Embassy Suites to order electricity. It is not included in the price of the booth.  Contact Embassy Suites for wireless internet.
    Hotel form for requesting services

    SPONSORSHIP  Please consider becoming a sponsor for a segment of the conference.  Depending on the level of sponsorship luncheon benefits and other extras increase as the level increases. Check with Michael Knapp for details and benefits. Direct sponsorship questions to

    You may also choose to donate door prizes to be used for drawings and teacher awards. We also encourage each exhibitor to provide a workshop for the conference. Fill out this section in registration for details.

    Michael Knapp

    Checks made out to:
    TSTA Conference

    A. D. Popovich
    508 Burgess St.

    Murfreesboro, TN 37128-6727

    • Thu, November 21, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sat, November 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, TN

    3D Learning: Full STEAM Ahead

    A joint conference of the 

    TN Science Teachers’ Association (TSTA) & 

    TN Math Teachers’Association (TMTA) 

    November 21st (starting at 5 pm) - November 23rd, 2019
    Embassy Suites Hotel, Murfreesboro, TN

    Early Registration is only $130 for the double conference!
    (After November 10 - $150)

    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. 

    THURSDAY WORKSHOPS POLICY  Please be aware that any programs during the day on Thursday (9 am to 5 pm) ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE OF $130. To attend any Thursday sessions, choose your sessions and the fee will be added (if applicable) during the process of registration.  Once you register, your space will be reserved in the sessions you have paid for. Full payment is required by November 10.  Workshop fees are non-refundable.   Presenters must prepare and purchase materials in advance so attendance is very important. 

    Click the REGISTER button and proceed through all fields. Each person must fill out a form and have a unique email address to register. Once the NEXT button is reached, choose your method of payment or see the special instructions below. Deadline for complete payment is November 10. After this date the registration is $150 at the conference. 

    Are you a Pre-Service Teacher?
    We offer a discounted rate if you are currently enrolled in a university program to become a teacher and are in the final year of teacher licensure.

    If you are working in a school you must register as a teacher ($130 rate). 

    Paying with a credit or debit card?
    Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest. Receipts will be emailed to you.

    Paying by check?
    Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button." Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to TSTA Conference. Payment in full is needed by November 10. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Treasurer at the following address:

    Mailing address for checks:
    A. D. Popovich
    2508 Burgess St.
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128-6727 

    Will your district be paying for you?

    1. Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
    2. Print the invoice that will be emailed.
    3. Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

    To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

    1. Each teacher must register individually with a unique email address so that we may convert each participant to a Member after the conference. Please DO NOT use the same email address for a group. We cannot convert a group to membership. 
    2. Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
    3. Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
    4. Send your payment to TSTA Conference at the address above.



Past events

Thu, July 18, 2019 Argument Driven Inquiry 101 Workshop
Thu, June 27, 2019 3-D Performance Based Workshop June 27, 2019 presented by TN STEM Professional Learning Series
Sat, June 08, 2019 WORLD OCEANS DAY
Tue, June 04, 2019 Summer Teachers Institute June 4-6
Tue, May 14, 2019 STEM Innovation Summit 2019
Fri, May 03, 2019 TEST and TEAM Coon Creek 3-D Science Standards
Sat, March 09, 2019 3-D Performance Based Workshop March 9, presented by TN STEM Professional Learning Series
Thu, February 21, 2019 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Sun, February 17, 2019 National Engineering Week February 17-23, 2019
Fri, February 15, 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count
Thu, February 14, 2019 Valentines Day
Fri, February 01, 2019 Black History Month
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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