Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

Upcoming Events for Teachers

    GSTA Monthly Mini-Conferences

    GSTA will be hosting monthy mini-conferences on Saturdays between September and December from 9-2. Click on the links below to register. 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.


    September 12 - Teaching Science in a Covid World 

    Strategies and resources to engage students in labs online or in a socially distanced classroom - this could include tech tools, virtual labs, safety, incorporating the science and engineering practices, etc.

    Link to Conference Page

    October 17 - Connecting through Equity

    Strategies for engaging ALL students in science - sessions will include topics such as implicit bias, equitable learning communities, engaging students in placed based, problem based learning, and phenomena.



    November 17 - Connecting through Assessments

    Formatives, Summatives, Problem Based Learning and more - a focus on 3-D assessments both online and face to face.

    December 5 - Connecting Science and Literacy 

    Strategies and resources to engage students in literacy through the science practices including data analysis, constructing arguments and explanations, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.


    GSTA Mini- Conference - August 8

    GSTA is hosting a Back to School Mini-Conference on Saturday, August 8 - you can find our more on the conference webpage

    Summer Online PD Series

    Join GSTA Board members for several upcoming online teaching events! With the possibility of some levels of online teaching, GSTA has been exploring resources and ideas to share with science teachers. You can register for these FREE events at bit.ly/GSTAPD

    July 16 - Engaging Students in Phenomena Online - we will explore strategies and resources to engage students in phenomena throughout a unit taught online or in the classroom. Strategies will include driving questions, using a storyline approach, and utilizing technology. 

    • 9:00 - 10:45 - Engaging Elementary Students in Phenomena while Teaching Online
    • 11:00 - 12:15 - Engaging Secondary Students in Phenomena while Teaching Online

    July 23 - Engaging Students in 3-D Learning Online - we will explore strategies and resources to engage students in the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and content online or in the classroom. Strategies will include driving questions, using a storyline approach, and utilizing technology. 

    • 9:00 - 10:45 - Engaging Elementary Students in 3-D Learning Strategies while Teaching Online
    • 11:00 - 12:15 - Engaging Secondary Students in 3-D Learning Strategies while Teaching Online

    July 30 - July 16 - Exploring Technology Tools for Teaching Science Online - we will explore technology resources to engage students in 3-D learning online or in the classroom.  

    • 9:00 - 10:45 - Engaging Elementary Students in Science using Technology Tools
    • 11:00 - 12:15 - Engaging Secondary Students in Science using Technology Tools


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