Salutations Tennessee TSA!
I hope everyone’s school year is succeeding expectations as planned. The State Officer Team has come up
with some great information on the integration of STEM in TSA. Be sure to leave us a comment or any questions you may have on this blog. You’ve probably heard or have seen the token phrase “STEM integration” in school or in educational activities. Although, did you know that while enjoying the completion of your events, you are actually engaging in STEM curriculum? TSA is mainly promoted to the involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. All these core subjects make up the word S.T.E.M. Most of the events in TSA have the integration of STEM in some way, shape, or form. The
integrations of STEM in all the events are listed on the link below. Go check it out!
In recent years, not only educators, but also political, civic and industry leaders have wanted a greater emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in schools. TSA has emphasizes on STEM education best! TSA promotes a vision of students able to exceed in these fields, and believes that participation in TSA competitions helps make that vision a reality. The vision becomes a reality through the development of STEM by simply competing in events that are extremely enjoyable like the events you do every year at conference. TSA competitions provide a hands-on venue for learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. By participating in TSA’s awesome competitive events, you can gain a broader understanding of these specific content areas and at the same time experience the satisfaction that comes from applying them to real-life problem solving situations. TSA also aligns with state performance indicators (s.p.i.’s) and national standards for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Jae-Young Son, State President