Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

District One 3D Science Saturday

  • 07 Nov 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 800 Old Alabama Road, Cartersville, GA 30120
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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.

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 a model lesson, explore the dimensions of the Framework, and identify phenomena for your students to explore. Three-dimensional learning is the research-based approach presented in which students simultaneously engage in science and engineering practices (e.g., engaging in argument from evidence) while learning and applying core ideas (i.e., GPS content standards) 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 a sample lesson from Activate Learning's IQWST (Investigating & Questioning our World Through Science) curriculum, access to a collection of phenomena that connect student explorations to the current content standards, and a better understanding of how to apply the the 3D approach in planning your science lessons. The 3D Science Saturday session will also serve as the first installment in GSTA's 3D Science Leaders professional learning series. Participants who complete that full series will develop deep understanding of 3D science learning and will be recognized as 3D Science Leaders. See below for more information.

When – 9 am-1 pm, breakfast provided

Where – Woodland High School in Cartersville, Georgia.
This session is being co-hosted by Brandie Freeman, GSTA District 1 Director, and Stephanie Miles, GSTA District 5 Director.


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The GSTA 3D Science Leaders series will provide interested educators the opportunity to experience deeper professional learning on 3D science. After attending a 3D Science Saturday session, members of the cadre would attend 3D sessions by Brett Moulding and Nicole Paulson at the February conference and then a 2-day summer workshop in June. There will also be an online component. Cadre members will be expected to create and implement 3D lessons, and the group will critique one another's lesson after training on the EQuIP rubric. After successfully completing this series, participants will earn a certificate as a GSTA 3D Science Leader. This experience will deepen teachers' understanding of best practices for teaching science and prepare them to serve as science instructional leaders in their schools and districts.

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