Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

2017 Conference Session Proposals

  • 14 Jul 2016
  • 31 Oct 2016
  • 11:59 PM
  • Submit online


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Georgia Science: Engage!

Students learn best when they are engaged--when learning builds on their interests and backgrounds and when they actively participate in hands-on and minds-on instruction.  This year's conference will help teachers engage their students in 3D science learning with the new Georgia Standards of Excellence, in STEM learning that is grounded in the science classroom, and in literacy that supports effective science reasoning.  Sessions outside these strands will offer a range of strategies and resources to support student learning in science.

  • Strand 1: Engaging in the Science Georgia Standards of Excellence - Co-sponsored by GaDOE, this strand focuses on the new Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), and all sessions will emphasize three-dimensional (3D) learning.  This strand will feature DOE Staff, Georgia Science Ambassadors, and other professionals with experience in 3D learning. Selected sessions in this strand will be part of GaDOE's official professional learning to support the 2017-2018 implementation of the Science GSE.
  • Strand 2: Engaging in STEM to Provide Context for Science - This strand focuses on utilizing authentic experiences and real-world problems to provide context for science learning.  Sessions will place an emphasis on incorporating mathematics, technology, engineering, and other subjects into the science classroom.
  • Strand 3: Engaging in Literacy to Advance Science Instruction - This strand focuses on the link between literacy and science learning.  The use of literacy skills while learning science content extends and expands student scientific reasoning.  Sessions will emphasize the power of literacy to improve the quality of science instruction in Georgia classrooms.

Submission Details:

The 2017 annual conference will be held February 2-4, in Stone Mountain.  Session proposals will be accepted through October 31, 2016.  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.

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