Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia


Georgia Science Teachers Association

Summer Online PD Series

Join GSTA Board members for several upcoming online teaching events! With the possibility of some levels of online teaching, GSTA has been exploring resources and ideas to share with science teachers. You can register for these FREE events at bit.ly/GSTAPD

July 16 - Engaging Students in Phenomena Online - we will explore strategies and resources to engage students in phenomena throughout a unit taught online or in the classroom. Strategies will include driving questions, using a storyline approach, and utilizing technology. 

  • 9:30 - 10:45 - Engaging Elementary Students in Phenomena while Teaching Online
  • 11:00 - 12:15 - Engaging Secondary Students in Phenomena while Teaching Online

July 23 - Engaging Students in 3-D Learning Online - we will explore strategies and resources to engage students in the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and content online or in the classroom. Strategies will include driving questions, using a storyline approach, and utilizing technology. 

  • 9:30 - 10:45 - Engaging Elementary Students in 3-D Learning Strategies while Teaching Online
  • 11:00 - 12:15 - Engaging Secondary Students in 3-D Learning Strategies while Teaching Online

July 30 - July 16 - Exploring Technology Tools for Teaching Science Online - we will explore technology resources to engage students in 3-D learning online or in the classroom.  

  • 9:30 - 10:45 - Engaging Elementary Students in Science using Technology Tools
  • 11:00 - 12:15 - Engaging Secondary Students in Science using Technology Tools


Phenomena Bank

Want a free GSTA t-shirt? The first 25 people to submit an approved phenomena to the GSTA phenomena bank will receive a t-shirt. Here are the steps:

1. Submit the phenomena (you will include the GSE element, link to phenomena (image, data set, graph, video, etc.), more details about the phenomena, and a lesson resource. See the phenomena bank for more details and examples. Be sure the phenomena is aligned to the 3-D nature of the GSE. 

2. Once completed, submit this form that includes your t-shirt size, color preference, and mailing address.


GSTA Collection of Online Teaching Resources


GSTA is continuing to organize online teaching resources for science teachers. We are planning online professional learning for teachers for June & Juy. Stay tuned for details! If you have lessons you would like to share, please email: president@georgiascienceteacher.org. Please consider following GSTA our social media platforms. We have communities that are sharing resources and ideas. You can follow us @GSTANews on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Please consider adding resources to the GSTA phenomena bank.

Donald White of Coweta Schools has posted several online lessons in the district science updates newsletter. You can find K-5 lessons at:https://www.smore.com/p6b2k and 6-12 lessons at: https://www.smore.com/5dqvj

Jeremy Peacock has added a phenomenon on the Covid-19 at the GSTA phenomena bank. NSTA also has elementary and secondary lessons on the coronavirus at nsta.org









GSTA is committed to supporting excellence in science teaching for the students of Georgia. GSTA works to CONNECT, INFORM, SUPPORT, and ADVOCATE for science teachers in Georgia. We also seek to PARTNER with like-minded formal and informal science education organizations to further GSTA’s mission and goals.

Membership

CONNECT Georgia science teachers to vibrant local and statewide professional networks that enhance their classroom practice and the value of their membership. 

Professional Learning

INFORM GSTA members through a variety of professional learning opportunities that enhance access to current, research-based practices for teachers at all levels, for all disciplines, and in all settings across Georgia. 

Resources

SUPPORT GSTA members through professional resources that help teachers improve their practice, the academic lives of their students, and their school communities.

Advocacy

ADVOCATE for excellent science education in Georgia on behalf of teachers and students and encourage our members to raise their own voices in support of excellent science education for all students in our state. 

Outreach

PARTNER with informal science education stakeholders to facilitate science literacy opportunities for learners of all ages in real-world communities.

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