Georgia Science Teachers Association
GSTA's 2021 virtual conference will feature sessions each night during the week, February 1st-4th, and end with 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.
The conference will take on a new format this year through online, virtual live sessions spread out over several evenings, Monday, 2/1 – Thursday, 2/4 from 6 – 9 pm with social events and awards on Friday, 2/4. Saturday, 2/5 will include sessions and short courses from 9 am – 4 pm.
We will continue to offer great quality sessions, presentations, workshops, vendors, and keynote speakers as we do every year as well as social and networking opportunities with your fellow GSTA members and sponsors, all while learning to Build Connections in new ways through the following strands:
Saturday Short Courses:
Registration is only $60 for nonmembers and $40 for members. T-shirts will sent to the first 500 conference registrants. Visit the conference page for details.
GSTA Awards and Grants - Applications due January 20
GSTA offers a variety of grants and awards including Elementary, Middle, and High Science Teacher of the Year, Teacher of Promise, Administrator of the Year, and conference and mini-grants. Applications are due on January 20, 2021. You can find out more on the Awards Page.
GSTA is hosting mini-conferences on Saturdays between September and March from 9-2. Click on the links below to register or access resources from previous sessions. The conferences are free for members and $15 for each mini-conference for non-members. Find out more about membership here. If you are interested in presenting, contact Donna Barrett. Be sure to check out the conference page for more details.
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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