Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

GSTA Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • UNG-Gainesville Science Building

    • 01 Feb 2018
    • Georgia State Capitol
    Meetings of the Georgia Science Teachers Board of Directors are open to all members.  Anyone wishing to be placed on the agenda to speak at a meeting should contact the current president.
    • 15 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
    Meetings of the Georgia Science Teachers Board of Directors are open to all members.  Anyone wishing to be placed on the agenda to speak at a meeting should contact the current president.
    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
    Meetings of the Georgia Science Teachers Board of Directors are open to all members.  Anyone wishing to be placed on the agenda to speak at a meeting should contact the current president.
    • 14 Mar 2018
    • Atlanta (Time TBD)
    Meetings of the Georgia Science Teachers Board of Directors are open to all members.  Anyone wishing to be placed on the agenda to speak at a meeting should contact the current president.
    • 15 Mar 2018
    • 18 Mar 2018
    • Georgia World Congress Center

    NSTA National Conference in Atlanta:
    Science on My Mind

    Focusing On Evidence of 3-D Learning

    States continue to develop and adopt standards that build on a three-dimensional approach, which calls on students to use disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts to explain real-world phenomena and solve authentic problems. Three-dimensional learning allows students to connect science to their everyday lives and helps prepare them for future careers. This approach is fully realized only when instruction leads to tangible evidence of three-dimensional learning through authentic student products. This strand will help teachers, whether they are 3-D 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.

    Imagining Science as the Foundation for STEM

    STEM education has become a priority for many states 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 develop their understanding of how to plan and teach collaboratively within these integrated learning environments.

    Reflecting On Access for 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 not only aligns with the NSTA mission statement and the vision put forth by A Framework for K–12 Science Education but also prepares students for future career opportunities in a global society. This strand increases participants' understanding of the unique needs of various types of learners and helps them reduce barriers to full participation in science.

    Comprehending the Role of Literacy in Science

    A great number of personal and societal issues require citizens to draw upon a foundation of scientific knowledge, technological understanding of 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 evidences. Science core ideas can be developed by using current technology and media to create, refine, and collaborate through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This strand will allow educators to become advocates of literacy in preK–12 science and engineering, to see the connections between science and literacy, and to learn literacy strategies that encompass active student engagement.

    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Juniper Room, Omni Atlanta at CNN Center
    GSTA members are invited to attend GSTA's 2017-2018 annual business meeting.  GSTA's president and treasurer will share the current standing of the organization, highlights from the year, and information on the 2018 board elections.  The business meeting will be followed by a reception for Georgia science teachers from 5:00 until 6:00 pm in International Ballroom F (see link for details and registration). 

    Registration for the NSTA conference is required, and you can learn more about the conference here.
    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • International Ballroom F, Omni Atlanta at CNN Center
    • 150

    Georgia science teachers are invited to network and learn more about GSTA during this reception at the 2018 NSTA National Conference.  

    • Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided 
    • Cash bar available
    • Meet your GSTA district representative and other board members
    • All attendees will receive giveaways of hands-on phenomena for their classrooms
    • New members receive a $20 discount on GSTA membership if you register on site

    Registration for the NSTA conference is required, and you can learn more about the conference here.

Past events

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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