Georgia Science Teachers Association
Join Us July 14th for the "Voices from the Field" Panel on Elementary Science and Literacy
Early literacy performance has remained flat in Georgia and across the country even as more instructional time has been dedicated to reading at the expense of science. How can we help students learn to read without sacrificing their opportunity to learn about the world around them? How can we view science as part of the literacy solution rather than as a competing demand? Join this important session Thursday, July 14th, 9:00-10:00 am, to hear from voices in the field about their challenges and successes in leveraging science learning to support and enhance early literacy. Gain insights for your own classroom and learn to speak up for science as our state engages in a renewed policy discussion about the best way to help Georgia’s children learn to read. This panel is part of our ongoing series of discussions and professional learning to support Science for Georgia’s work to improve literacy in Georgia. See below for an updated list of panelists and click here to RSVP for the event. This virtual panel discussion will be hosted on Zoom and will provide an opportunity for you to engage with our panelists through Q&A. Zoom information will be provided to individuals who RSVP for the event.
GSTA is Partnering with Science for Georgia to Advocate for Literacy and Science Education
We had a terrific virtual Q&A June 2nd with Science for Georgia Executive Director, Dr. Amy Sharma, and several of our members. In case you missed the session or would like to review the information, here are several key resources.
Literacy is critical to the success of every citizen in Georgia, yet we know that a narrow focus on literacy in the early grades can marginalize science learning and leave students with little of substance to read and write about. Science for Georgia (Sci4GA) is a nonprofit organization that works to build a bridge between scientists and the public to advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy. GSTA has partnered with Sci4GA to support their work to improve literacy in Georgia. This is an important opportunity to position science learning as a resource that supports literacy in the early grades rather than science being further marginalized.
Our next step will be to hold a virtual panel discussion panel with teachers and other experts who have experience with integrating science and early literacy. We will share details as soon as they are available.
2022 District Mini-Grants
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GSTA Professional Resources
Besides our world famous GSTA Phenomena Bank, GSTA supports science teachers across the state by curating professional resources.
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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