TENNESSEE –The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) today announced an additional educational initiative to empower students with critical STEM skills and ignite their enthusiasm for future STEM careers.
TSIN partnered with technology company EVERFI, the nation’s leading education technology innovator used in one in seven public schools nationwide, to provide the digital STEM curriculum to all middle school students across the state at no cost. The TSIN partnership with EVERFI introduces students to specific future career opportunities in the state of Tennessee that are focused on STEM.
“We are pleased to partner with Everfi to offer an additional resource to support middle school students’ exploration of STEM careers, said Sandy Watkins, Director of the TSIN. “The Endeavor program introduces students to STEM career opportunities through engaging, online modules focused on engineering design and student innovation.”
“We are at a critical point nationwide where STEM skills are not only highly-valued but also necessary to drive innovation and compete in the workforce,” said EVERFI Co-founder and President of Global Partnerships Jon Chapman. “This STEM partnership allows us to inspire the next generation of innovators for the state of Tennessee and the country.”
To register for an Endeavor account, Tennessee educators can go to everfi.com/newteacher, or reach out to a local schools manager for a brief tutorial: Mike Oliver (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alana Teller (email@example.com).
Endeavor is a first-of-its-kind interactive program designed to introduce middle school students to STEM careers and the path to obtain them. The course encourages students to reflect on their unique skills, interests, and aptitudes and how they might connect to future STEM career opportunities. One key indicator determining high school graduates’ pursuit of a STEM degree is their interest in STEM upon entering high school. Endeavor seeks to narrow the STEM interest gap.