Department of Innovation
Reimaging Time, Space, Modes of Learning, and Partnerships in education to ensure JMCSS schools meet the needs of the 21st Century Learning Community.
Objective: To identify innovative practices in academia and industry to bring opportunities to the Jackson-Madison County School System. The department is tasked to reimagine school, including rethinking the time, space, modes of learning, and partnerships related to student learning. These concepts are central to the department's WHEN, WHERE, HOW, and WHO. Helping students dream BIG is our WHY!
The Innovation Impact Institutes are a grant-funded program directed by the Department of Innovation. The Institutes provide authentic learning experiences with work-based learning opportunities for students in Madison County. Each Institute will help bridge gaps in knowledge and skills for career readiness and post-secondary preparation through workforce development strategies.
The Innovative Impact Institutes are funded by the Tennessee Department of Education Innovative High Schools Models program.
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In the News
Ten Madison Academic students selected for Governor’s School
Prestigious learning experience awaits talented students in the areas of computational physics, arts, prospective teachers, science & engineering, international studies, and TN heritage.
Girls lead Technology club efforts at North Side High
Aiming to break barriers in computer science, engineering.
South Side, Liberty join Innovation team for Fab Lab tours
Educators visit Hamilton County eLabs as STEM expansion enters planning phase.
District Expands Local Options & Opportunities Program with JEA
Students begin employment with Jackson Energy Authority.
South Side Students Building Solar-Powered Tiny House
Welding, automotive, and carpentry students contribute to build from the ground up.
TVA, JEA Award JMCSS $14,000 in STEM Grants
Educators at Rose Hill, JASA, Community Montessori, and Arlington Elementary to develop science, technology, engineering, and math projects.
Arlington Hosts VEX IQ Tournament and Advances to the State Championship
Inaugural event highlights district's growth in STEM education.
Principal’s Challenge Spurs Cybersecurity Class to Action
Liberty Tech students analyze and present findings to school board members.
JMCSS STEM & Computer Science Initiatives
Check out this episode of "For the District" as Molly Plyler shares the district's STEM and Computer Science initatives.
eSports team sign-ups happening now
Sign up now to compete on the JMCSS High School eSports team!
Arlington Winter Classic VEX IQ Robotics Tournament
On February 11th, the district will host 17 elementary and middle school VEX IQ robotics teams from across middle and west Tennessee for the Inaugural Arlington Winter Classic Tournament.
Updates in JMCSS Innovation
For the District Podcast with JMCSS Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Teresa McSweeney
BioSTEM Innovation Institute
BioSTEM Innovation Institute at North Side High School White Coat Ceremony
New STEM Innovation Hub Coming to Malesus
Read more about the STEM Innovation Hub in the Chronicle.
JMCSS Receives $90,000 Middle School STEM Grant
JMCSS is set to receive $90,000 for electric car kits, tools, and training for Middle School STEM