Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

Georgia Science Teachers Association

Make plans to attend the 2020 Broadening Our Horizons GSTA Conference!



The 2020 GSTA Conference will be held February 13-14 at the Columbus Trade and Convention Center. You can find our more details and register to attend at https://www.georgiascienceteacher.org/Conference

Schedule at a Glance

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Draft Conference Schedule

Since the implementation of the GSE in 2017, Georgia teachers have continued to refine their understanding of what it means to integrate science content with science practices and crosscutting concepts. The focus of the 2020 GSTA conference is Broadening Our Horizons and will provide an

opportunity for teachers to be immersed in experiences about 3-D teaching and learning, equity, assessment, and the integration of STEM and Literacy.  This year’s conference is designed to continue to broaden our horizons as we grow and refine our practices as educators. Conference sessions this year will focus on sharing best practices, resources, and ideas based on the following strands:

Strands:

  • Broadening Our Understanding of STEM Integration - How can we intentionally integrate STEM aligned with the GSE?

  • Broadening Our Understanding of Science for ALL:  How attention to EQUITY can help us engage ALL students?

  • Broadening Our Understanding of the connections between Science and LITERACY

  • Broadening Our Understanding of 3-D ASSESSMENT:  How can we incorporate the three dimensions in our assessments?




GSTA Day at the Capital

Each year, GSTA visits the Georgia Capital and talks about issues related to science teaching to legislators and key influencers.  This year GSTA Day at the Capital will be held on January 28 from 7:00 am - 10:00 am. The format is a drop-in breakfast. Please contact Donna Barrett if you are interested in attending.


ELIPSE 6.0 - January 25, 2020

Experiential Learning and Inquiry for Physical Science Educators (ELIPSE) is the theme for the GSTA District II (Northeast 

Georgia) Conference. This is the sixth year this workshop has been organized by GSTA, Brenau University, and the University of North Georgia. The conference will be held on January 25, 2020 from 8:30-4:00 in the Science Building at UNG-Gainesville. You can find more details and register here. The cost if $5 for GSTA members and $10 for non-members. Lunch will be provided with takeaways, conference t-shirt, & door prizes. Registration will be open from November 21 - January 24.




General Conference Information

GSTA's 2020 annual conference will be held February 13-14, 2020 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center.






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.

Membership

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. 

Resources

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

Advocacy

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. 

Outreach

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

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