Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

Congratulations 2018 Award Winners!

Each year GSTA recognizes excellence in science teaching through our awards and recognition program.   We believe that it is important that excellence in science teaching is recognized and rewarded.  Congratulations to the 2018 GSTA Award winners who represent the best and brightest science educators and students from across the state. We will celebrate the award winners in Macon on March 10, 2018. Learn more about GSTA's awards program.

NSTA National Conference

Planning continues for the 2018 NSTA National Conference, which will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center and Omni Hotel in Atlanta March 15-18, 2018.  Here are some of the highlights that are already planned.

Keynote Speaker - Ron Clark

A 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year awardee, Ron Clark will share his journey from teaching in a low-wealth rural area in North Carolina to the inner-city streets of Harlem in New York City. Ron will use stories from his experiences with his students and examples of award-winning projects they conducted to show how to motivate and inspire disinterested students. In 2006, he founded The Ron Clark Academy, an inner-city school serving students from across metro Atlanta. The privately funded institution is unique for its innovative teaching methods and curriculum based on worldwide travel. Each year the students, grades 5 through 8, apply their in-class lessons to international adventures. He has also authored several books, including The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules For Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child.  Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:15–10:30 AM

Conference Strands and Featured Presenters

  • Focusing on Evidence of 3D Learning (Dr. Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education, Kentucky)
  • Imagining Science as the Foundation for STEM (Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez, STEM Author & Consultant)
  • Reflecting on Access for All Students (Dr. Okhee Lee, New York University)
  • Comprehending the Role of Literacy in Science (Dr. Cynthia Greenleaf, WestEd)
In addition to these strand-specific speakers, Dr. Carla Zembal-Saul will deliver a special presentation on elementary science education.

Planning Your Conference Experience

Make your plans now and don't miss this opportunity to improve student learning in your classroom.

Pardon Our Progress

GSTA's site is undergoing major renovations to modernize our site, bring you new resources to support the GSE, and streamline navigation. During this process, you will notice pages missing.  These will be restored with new content ASAP.  Please be patient as we make these changes and check back often to see our progress.

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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