At times, a teacher’s passion can be overwhelmed by frustration, fatigue, and cynicism. Teachers are lifelong learners that inspire a passion for learning in their students and who inspire children to do great things. It is important for teachers to not only know what they are doing in their classrooms but also to know why they do it to fuel their passion. Our passion is what fuels our journey and makes it worthwhile and enjoyable. This year’s conference is designed to recapture the passion that motivated us to become teachers and to inspire, rekindle, and build the capacity of teachers and educators as we stop and reflect while listening to the stories, insights, and reflections of our fellow educators, experts, and ourselves. Conference sessions this year will focus on sharing best practices, resources, and ideas based on the following strands:
The 2019 annual conference will be held February 14-16, in Columbus. Session proposals will be accepted through October 31, 2018. 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.
GSTA 3D Science Saturday
Who - All K-12 science teachers, including preservice teachers, are invited to join your GSTA District Directors to explore three-dimensional science teaching and learning. Bring a partner from your school!
What – Join us for a half-day workshop introducing teachers to the three-dimensional approach to science learning based on A Framework for K-12 Science Education. Engage in model lessons, explore the dimensions of the Framework, and identify phenomena for your students to explore. Three-dimensional learning is the research-based approach in which students simultaneously engage in science and engineering practices (e.g., engaging in argument from evidence) while learning and applying the GSE and crosscutting concepts (i.e., big ideas like patterns or structure & function). The 3D approach is being promoted by our GaDOE Science Program Manager, aligns to the goals of the Milestones science assessments, and will provide the foundation for Georgia's revised science standards. You will leave the workshop with model lessons, access to a collection of phenomena that connect student explorations to the current content standards, and a better understanding of how to apply the 3D approach in planning your science lessons. Visit www.georgiascienceteacher.org to register for the workshop.
When – November 3, 2018 9 am-1 pm, breakfast provided
Cost: $10 members $20 for nonmembers (covers the cost of food and materials)
Where – Villa Rica High School, 600 Rocky Branch Road, Villa Rica, GA. This session is being hosted by Stephanie Miles, District 5 Director
Who - Science teachers and teacher leaders interested in learning more about GSE Science, the 3D approach to science teaching, and the role of phenomena in the classroom.
When – 9 am-2 pm, lunch provided
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 19, 2018
Online via credit card: Master Card, VISA and Discover
Or by Check (Payable to GSTA)
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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, email@example.com, to opt out of the GSTA Foundation donation.
The Georgia Science Teachers Association will begin accepting exhibitor registrations for the 2019 GSTA Conference in the fall of 2018. The conference will be held at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center, on February 14 – 16, 2019.
Our last annual conference had nearly 1300 K-16 educators attend and we anticipate even a higher total of attendees this year!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-403-9836 with any questions.
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