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    • 29 Aug 2019
    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • Submit online
    Register

    Broadening Our Horizons

    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?

    •  Strand 1:  Broadening Our Understanding of STEM Integration:  How can we intentionally integrate STEM aligned with the GSE?  STEM has become a priority as we seek to provide today’s students with the real-world, innovative skills that they will need to be successful in tomorrow’s world. STEM instruction that builds on the foundation of core science ideas provides students with opportunities that equip them to make sense of the world in which they live, hone their critical thinking skills, and spark their sense of innovation. Sessions in this strand will allow participants to broaden their understanding of how to plan and teach collaboratively within these integrated learning environments. Sessions will focus on how STEM/STEAM can be integrated into lessons and activities that promote real-world problem-based learning that provide the student with a context for learning and achieving the goals of the Georgia Standards of Excellence in Science. 

    • Strand 2:  Broadening Our Understanding of Science for ALL:  How attention to EQUITY can help us engage ALL students? - Just as science encompasses diverse fields of learning from astronomy to zoology, science educators are called upon to equitably meet the needs of and engage ALL learners. Research has identified the unique challenges of a number of underserved groups, including students from urban areas, rural areas, English language learners, students with low socioeconomic status, those with special needs, gifted and talented students, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Cultivating a culture of equity and inclusion for all students aligns with the vision put forth by A Framework for K–12 Science Education and  prepares students for future career opportunities in a global society. Sessions in this strand will broaden participants’ understanding of the unique needs of various types of learners and helps them reduce barriers to full participation in science.
       

    • Strand 3:  Broadening Our Understanding of 3-D ASSESSMENT:  How can we incorporate the three dimensions in our lessons and assessments? Students achieve a stronger understanding of science when disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts are woven together within student learning opportunities that explore real-world phenomena and allow students to solve authentic problems.  Sessions in this strand will broaden the participant’s understanding of how to develop lessons that include formative and/or summative assessments that integrate the three dimensions. This strand will help teachers, whether they are 3D novices or experts, expand their understanding of three-dimensional teaching, learning, and assessment. Sessions in this strand will target participants with a beginning, intermediate, or advanced level of familiarity with three-dimensional learning and assessment.

    •  Strand 4:  Broadening Our Understanding of the connections between Science and LITERACY : A great number of personal and societal issues require citizens to draw upon a foundation of scientific knowledge, problem-solving, and the ability to design scientific solutions to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information in order to make informed decisions. Engaging ALL students in science, beginning in the early years, is the way to develop students’ skills in thinking creatively, expressing themselves, and investigating their world. As college- and career-ready students investigate natural phenomena, they should be able to communicate their argument-driven claims based on data-driven evidence. Science core ideas can be developed by using current technology and media to create, refine, and collaborate through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Sessions in this strand will broaden participant’s understanding of the connections between science and literacy, and to experience literacy strategies that encompass active student engagement.

    Submission Details:

    The 2020 annual conference will be held February 13-14, in Columbus.  Session proposals will be accepted through Friday, October 25, 2019.  Members or nonmembers may submit a maximum of 3 session proposals.  All presenters must register and pay for the conference, which includes one year of GSTA membership, upon acceptance of the session proposal.  If you are a current GSTA member, then please log into your account before submitting your proposal.



    • 07 Sep 2019
    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • Submit online - NOW OPEN
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    Thank you for your interest in the Georgia Science Teachers Awards.  We believe that it is important that excellence in science teaching is recognized and rewarded.  You are encouraged to apply for these awards and/or nominate outstanding science teachers for these awards.

    The deadline for the 2019-2020 awards and recognition program sponsored by the Georgia Science Teachers Association and the Georgia Science Teachers Education Foundation is November 30, 2019.  Applications should be submitted via e-mail to gstaawards@gmail.com.   Applications and supporting documents should be submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment and should be submitted electronically by the November 30th due date.
    • 16 Sep 2019
    • 14 Feb 2020
    • Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center

    The Georgia Science Teachers Association will begin accepting exhibitor registrations for the 2020 GSTA Conference in September 2019.  The conference will be held at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center, on February 13-14, 2020. 

    Registration is online and you will need to register separately for each space (want a double booth - register 2 times!).  Be sure to register early!

    Please contact Sharon Boyer at sharongsta14@gmail.com or 770-403-9836 with any questions.

    • 16 Sep 2019
    • 14 Feb 2020
    • Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center
    Register

    The Georgia Science Teachers Association will begin accepting exhibitor registrations for the 2020 GSTA Conference in September 2019.  The conference will be held at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center, on February 13-14, 2020. 

    Registration is online and you will need to register separately for each space (want a double booth - register 2 times!).  Be sure to register early!

    Please contact Sharon Boyer at sharongsta14@gmail.com or 770-403-9836 with any questions.

    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 14 Feb 2020
    • Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center
    Register

    2020 GSTA Annual Conference

    February 13 - February 14
    Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center
    801 Front Avenue
    Columbus, Georgia


    Registration Rates: 

    Full Conference Registration:  $160 per attendee

    One Day Conference Registration: $85 per attendee

    Pre-Service Teachers: $25 per attendee *a school issued email address must be used and college id presented at registration


    Early Bird Bonus: 

    Free GSTA Conference T-Shirt

    Registered and Paid by Dec 21, 2019


    Payment Options: 

    Online via credit card:  Master Card, VISA and Discover

    Or by Check (Payable to GSTA)

    Mail to:

     GSTA

    860 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE Suite 140-334

    Atlanta, GA 30342


    Please note:  Your registration is not complete until payment is received!

    Registration includes membership dues for the next year.  Five dollars of your registration fee will be donated to the GSTA Foundation to support teacher mini grants and awards.  

    If you do not want part of your registration/dues to support the GSTA Foundation, email Zoe Evans, GSTA Registration Chair, zoe.oquinn.evans@gmail.com, to opt out of the GSTA Foundation donation.

    Refund Requests must be made to GSTA Treasurer no later than January 18th

    No refunds will be issued after that date.  

Past events

11 May 2019 GA ESO State 2019
14 Feb 2019 2019 Conference Field Trips
14 Feb 2019 2019 GSTA Conference
26 Jan 2019 District II ELIPSE 5.0 Physical Science Saturday
03 Nov 2018 Find Your Phenomena-District 8
03 Nov 2018 3D Science Saturday, District 5
06 Aug 2018 2019 Conference Session Proposals
16 Mar 2018 GSTA Reception for Georgia Science Teachers
16 Mar 2018 2018 GSTA Annual Meeting
15 Mar 2018 NSTA National Conference
14 Mar 2018 GSTA Board Meeting
01 Mar 2018 GSTA Board Meeting
15 Feb 2018 GSTA Board Meeting
01 Feb 2018 GSTA/STEM Day at the Capitol (Date/Time TBD)
27 Jan 2018 District II ELIPSE 4.0 Physical Science Saturday
11 Jan 2018 GSTA Board Meeting
14 Dec 2017 GSTA Board Meeting
16 Nov 2017 GSTA Board Meeting
07 Nov 2017 GSTA Board 2018 Nominations
22 Oct 2017 GSTA Board Meeting
21 Sep 2017 GSTA Board Meeting
26 Aug 2017 2018 GSTA Awards
19 Aug 2017 GSTA Board Meeting
12 Jun 2017 GSTA Board Meeting
06 May 2017 GSTA Board Transition Meeting
29 Apr 2017 District 6/11 3D Science Saturday
13 Mar 2017 GSTA Board Meeting
16 Feb 2017 GSTA Day at the Capitol
04 Feb 2017 Girl Scout Super Science Saturday
04 Feb 2017 Saturday Short Course: GSE for Science: Rethinking the Role of Assessment in the Instructional Process
02 Feb 2017 2017 GSTA Annual Conference
02 Feb 2017 2017 Conference Field Trips
01 Feb 2017 GSTA Board Meeting
21 Jan 2017 District II ELIPSE 3.0 Physical Science Saturday
14 Jan 2017 District 1 3D Science Saturday
07 Jan 2017 GSTA Board Meeting
12 Dec 2016 GSTA Board Meeting
14 Nov 2016 GSTA Board Meeting
12 Nov 2016 District 5 3D Science Saturday
05 Nov 2016 GSTA Board 2017 Nominations (Members Only)
23 Oct 2016 GSTA Board Meeting
19 Sep 2016 GSTA Board Meeting
20 Aug 2016 GSTA Board Meeting
10 Aug 2016 2017 Conference Sponsor Registration
22 Jul 2016 2017 Exhibitor Registration
20 Jul 2016 2017 Additional Exhibitor Registration
14 Jul 2016 2017 Conference Session Proposals
04 Jun 2016 2017 GSTA Awards
30 Apr 2016 District II ELIPSE 2.0 Physical Science Saturday
26 Mar 2016 Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo
12 Mar 2016 3D Science Saturday for District 7
05 Feb 2016 GSTA Conference - Bring Your Own Administrator
04 Feb 2016 GSTA 2016 Annual Conference
03 Feb 2016 GSTA Night at the Museum
01 Feb 2016 2016 Board Election
16 Jan 2016 District 8/9 3D Science Saturday
09 Jan 2016 District V 3D Science Saturday
01 Jan 2016 GSTA Foundation Donations
07 Nov 2015 District One 3D Science Saturday
26 Oct 2015 Evening of Innovation STEM Forum Social
26 Oct 2015 Georgia STEM Forum
25 Oct 2015 2015 Georgia STEM Leadership Institute
24 Oct 2015 District IV 3D Science Saturday
10 Oct 2015 District 2 & 12 - 3D Science Saturday
18 Aug 2015 2016 GSTA Awards
17 May 2015 Committee Volunteer Registration: 2015-2016
09 May 2015 District III Middle School Science Saturday
30 Apr 2015 2016 Conference Session Proposals
25 Apr 2015 GSTA Board Transition Meeting
16 Apr 2015 Standards Revision Registration
28 Mar 2015 District II ELIPSE Physics Science Saturday
21 Mar 2015 Atlanta Science Festival
07 Feb 2015 Touching Triton Conference Workshop
05 Feb 2015 GSTA 2015 Annual Conference
07 Dec 2014 2015 Conference Program Correction Request
06 Nov 2014 NSTA Fall 2014 Regional Conference
22 Sep 2014 Virtual Board Meeting
06 Sep 2014 Membership Review and Feedback on Important Documents
01 Sep 2014 GSTA Board 2015 Nominations
23 Aug 2014 GSTA/GCTM Joint Advocacy Meeting
23 Aug 2014 GSTA Board Meeting
14 Aug 2014 2015 GSTA Awards
11 Jun 2014 HHMI Biointeractive Evolution Resources
09 Jun 2014 Transitioning to Inquiry-Based Labs
03 Jun 2014 North Georgia STEAM Conference
29 May 2014 2015 Conference Session Proposals
19 May 2014 Constitution Revision Committee
30 Apr 2014 Legislative Committee
26 Apr 2014 GSTA Board Meeting
13 Apr 2014 GSTA 2014-15 Board Business Card Info
03 Apr 2014 NSTA National Conference
22 Mar 2014 Atlanta Science Festival
06 Feb 2014 GSTA 2014 Annual Conference
03 Dec 2013 2014 Conference Program Correction Request
01 Sep 2013 eCybermission
23 Aug 2013 2014 GSTA Awards
24 Jun 2013 2014 Conference Proposals
15 Mar 2013 GSTA Board 2013 Nominations
14 Feb 2013 Alabama iSTEM Conference - ASTA
12 Jun 2012 Picture Perfect Science Seminar by GYSTC
28 Apr 2012 2012 GSTA Transition Board Meeting
29 Mar 2012 NSTA National Conference
16 Feb 2012 GSTA Annual Conference Registration
21 Jan 2012 Board Meeting
10 Nov 2011 NSTA Southern Regional Conference
10 Nov 2011 North Carolina State Science Teachers Assn. annual conference

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