Georgia Science Teachers Association
North Georgia University is excited to host the annual professional development, Experential Learning and Inquiry for Physical Science Educators, ELIPSE 7.0. ELIPSE will be a face to face professional learning event on Saturday, June 12 from 8:30 - 4:00 on the UNG Gainesville campus. Registration is $10 for GSTA members, $15 for non-members and $5 for preservice teachers. The conference presents inquiry based strategies and technologies to enhance K-12 student learning. Registration ends May 21 and t-shirts will be included for all who register prior to the deadline. Space is limited.
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.
Director: Dr. Donna Barrett
President: Justin Harvey
President-elect: Dr. Nicole Page
Vice President: Chanel Johnson
College Representative: Dr. Kania Greer
Middle School Representative: Kristina Istre
District 1: Robert Bice
District 2: Alec Johnson
District 3: Kelly Bodner
District 4: Natasha Smith
District 5: Dr. Sheila Barnes
District 6: Ashley Cody
District 7: Heather Cowart
District 8: Michelle Thompson
District 9: Donita Legoas
District 10: Teresa Massey
District 11: Patti Howell
District 12: Kathryn Mullen
GSTA Professional Resources
Besides our world famous GSTA Phenomena Bank, GSTA supports science teachers across the state by curating professional resources.
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 platform 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
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.
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