Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

Georgia Science Teachers Association


Congratulations to the 2021-22 GSTA Board


GSTA is excited to announce the election results for the 2021-22 GSTA Board. they will be installed into their new positions on April 24th. Please join us in congratulating:



   President-elect: Dr. Nicole Page

   Vice President: Chanel Johnson

   College Representative: Dr. Kania Greer

   Middle School Representative: Kristina Istre

    District 1: Robert Bice

    District 3: Kelly Bodner

    District 5: Dr. Sheila Barnes

    District 7: Heather Cowart

District 9: Donita Legoas

District 11: Patti Howell


Congratulations to the GSTA 2021 Award Winners!

Each year GSTA sponsors awards for teachers, administrators, and students. Congratulations to our most recent award winners. You can find the complete list: GSTA Awards



GSTA 2021 Virtual Conference and Mini-Conference Resources


GSTA's 2021 virtual conference featured sessions  during the week, February 1st-4th, and  a full day of sessions, short courses, and events on Saturday, February 6th. Share-A-Thons, social events, and awards will take place through an online pl

atform as well. Conference strands will include STEM, leadership, literacy, assessment, equity, and 3D phenomena-based learning.

GSTA members can log into the GSTA website and access the conference resources on the GSTA Virtual Conference webpage.

Resources from the Mini-Conferences

Strategies and resources to engage students in labs online or in a socially distanced classroom - this could include tech tools, virtual labs, safety, incorporating the science and engineering practices, etc.

Strategies for engaging ALL students in science - sessions will include topics such as implicit bias, equitable learning communities, engaging students in placed based, problem based learning, and phenomena.

Strategies and resources to engage students in literacy through the science practices including data analysis, constructing arguments and explanations, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

 Connecting through AssessmentsFormatives, Summatives, Problem Based Learning and more - a focus on 3-D assessments both online and face to face. 

Phenomena Bank - Get a free GSTA t-shirt!

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 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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