Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

Georgia Science Teachers Association

District Mini Grants

Thank you for your interest in the Georgia Science Teachers District Mini-Grants.  We believe that it is important that excellence in science teaching is recognized and rewarded.  These grants are specifically designated for GSTA members.  Please know that a current membership is a prerequisite for this award.

The deadline for the 2021 $300 mini-grants sponsored by the Georgia Science Teachers Association is August 31, 2021.  Applications should be submitted via e-mail to  Applications and supporting documents should be submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment and should be submitted electronically by the August 31st due date. Start your application by clicking here. 

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.

Online Teaching Resources

Professional Development series on Online Teaching

GSTA Recommends

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

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.


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. 


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


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. 


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

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