West Tennessee STEM Hub

Classroom Resources

Teacher Resources

The West TN STEM site offers free teacher resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. Enjoy exploring our STEM Resource Library. Here you will find activities, games and ideas that will STEMulate your students' minds! Here is a list of available grants you can apply for.  Lastly, The Connection Tutoring Center is a great resource to help shore weaknesses in your individual students.


EVERFI Teaching and Assessment Resources

These are FREE supplemental web-based resources that teach and assess Tennessee state Science, Math, and STEM CTE standards! EVERFI partners with forward-leaning organizations to provide interactive, scenario-based, self-assessing resources at no cost. Topics include 3-D Printing, Algorithms of Recommendation, and math and science in the game of hockey. All courses can be integrated into unit plans either during class time, as a capstone project, or in flipped classrooms.

Students receive: explicit, direct instruction, guided practice scenarios that reinforce content, and real-world simulations allowing students to apply what they have learned through engaging animations.

Teachers receive: real-time student scores on a teacher dashboard; supplemental, offline lesson plans; detailed standards alignment guide with state-specific standards; answer keys for all assessments with discussion guides; and access to 24/7 tech support.  

To Get Started: Follow the 4 steps outlined in this document and/or this 4 minute training video
Contact Alana Teller to schedule a personalized 15 minute training or Professional Development Day (ateller@everfi.com or at 502-791-9228).

Tennessee STEM Innovation Network Tools & Resources

Visit the TSIN website to discover curricular units and professional develpment modules avialable through TSIN.  Additionally, the TSIN has arranged for Learning Blade's middle school reources to be available to ALL teachers and students in Tennessee for FREE.  In addition, there is FREE online training available for teachers through the Learning Blade partnership.

Cyber Security Resources

The Center for Information Assurance of the University of Memphis offers free resources for teachers. Visit their website for upcoming events and courses. 

West TN STEM Essay Competition

The winning submissions from the 2018 competition can be on the Buckman STEM page!

STEM Challenge Summit

The STEM Challenge Summits serve as a vehicle for developing innovative, real-world, project-based challenge lessons around a central challenge theme. The Summits bring together K-12, higher education, and industry experts to develop standards-based STEM challenge lessons that can be used as stand-alone modules in K-12 classrooms or STEM student clubs, or as a whole for student teams to compete in a year-long competition.

The initial Summit in 2013 involved a single theme (based around the Memphis Zoo Grand Challenge for a renovation of the herpetarium). 2014-15 involved a STEM Challenge with the Discovery Park of America. Each Summit partnership will result in a set of engaging STEM lesson plans tied to TN state standards. To access currently available lessons, please click here! (new users must register)

Online STEM Integrated Curriculum

One of the key initiatives of the West TN STEM Hub is to develop a set of online STEM and STEM-integrated high school course modules. Multidisciplinary teams composed of 10 expert teachers from the NW Rural Collaborative, the SW Rural Cooperative, and SCS have developed and delivered several innovative content modules.  A new set of computer science modules for middle school will be available in Summer 2017.

Download the step-by-step guide for assistance in accessing the educational modules as well as descriptions of each of the 29 modules!  STEM Online Modules