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

TSTA Educators of the Year Announced

The 2016 Awardees

Lisa Elder for K-4th 
Virginia Cooter for 5-8th
Doug Murray for 9-12th
Richard Clements for Higher Education

Lisa Elder -K-4     Virginia Cooter - 5-8

Doug Murray - 9-12     Richard Clements - Higher Education

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Green Schools Alliance

We need YOUR INPUT on a new framework for 
Measuring and Reporting Sustainability Actions 
in K-12 schools

 The Green Schools Alliance is developing a new framework to provide an easy-to-use road map for sustainability champions to transform their schools. Think of this as a “measuring progress” system, with beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Each action that a school can carry out is measured by cost, difficulty and impact.

After collecting comments and finalizing the framework, we will create a user-friendly system with beginner and advanced user options that contains progress reports and direct links to guidance, resources, and success stories.


Comment on the new Framework

Every Student Succeeds with STEM

NSTA invites you to join the Every Student Succeeds with STEM campaign to ensure that STEM education is a priority in the new federal education law, ESSA. As you know, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became law in late 2015, when President Obama signed the bipartisan reauthorization of the national education law and replaced No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

ESSA provides states and local districts with the flexibility and power to set new policy and funding priorities. Every state is now developing a new plan to submit to the U.S. Department of Education detailing how they will implement ESSA.

You have the power to impact your state's plan by promoting STEM as a critical piece of a well-rounded education. Here are three easy steps you can take today:

  1. Navigate to the Every Student Succeeds with STEM campaign hub to learn more about the law and how to support STEM.
  2. Amplify the campaign by using one of the ready-made graphics to tweet or post on Facebook (and follow @success_STEM while you're at it).
  3. Contact your Chief State School Officer to promote STEM, using the tools on the campaign hub.

NSTA needs your help; visit the campaign hub to learn more and get involved so that every student will succeed!

Click here to get all of our legislative updates and action alerts and to learn more about ESSA.

Questions? Email jpeterson@nsta.org 


Timeline: Adoption
2018 Textbook/Curriculum Materials
2018-2019 Standards Implementation

New Tennessee State Science Standards will be implemented in 2018-2019. On July 22, 2016 Laura Encalade, State Board of Education (SBOE), presented the science standards for first reading at the SBOE meeting. The standards were passed on First Reading. If passed on Second reading, October 14, 2016, this set of standards will be implemented according to the following timeline. Consider attending the TSTA Conference December 1-3, 2016 to hear about the new science standards. As a TSTA participant you will have opportunities to hear about changes that have been made. 


Thank you to our Sponsors of the 2016 TSTA Conference




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