Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

District II ELIPSE 3.0 Physical Science Saturday

  • 21 Jan 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • UNG-Gainesville Science Building


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  • Experiential Learning and Inquiry for Physical Science Educators (ELIPSE) is the theme for the Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) District II (northeast Georgia) Conference.  This is the third year we have organized this workshop for K-12 educators of science.
  • The conference will present inquiry based strategies and technologies to enhance K- 12 student learning. Participants will be actively involved in learning inquiry techniques. The conference is being hosted by UNG - Gainesville, and is sponsored by the Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA), University of North Georgia, and Brenau University College of Education.
  • Conference Location, Date & Time
  • The conference will be held at the Science Building at UNG-Gainesville (3820 Mundy Mill Rd. Gainesville 30503) on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Weather related make-up date is March 25, 2017, from 8:30 – 4:00).  Lunch will provided to all participants. Take-away’s will be available at registration pickup. Door prizes will be presented at the closing session.  The grand prizes are four $50.00 gift certificates for Education Innovations and the NSTA Book Store.
  • REGISTRATION for GSTA members is $5.00, non-members is $10.00
  • Schedule
  • The featured presentation topic will be STEM Education in Georgia, presented by GA DOE Coordinator of STEM Education, Dr. Gilda Lyon.
  • Four 60 minute sessions are scheduled, with three or four presentation choices per session.
  • The conference will conclude with the presentation of door prizes with four $50.00 certificates to Education Innovations and NSTA Press as the grand prizes.
  • Theme of the sessions will be Google Earth Engines, Nature as a Laboratory,  NASA's Digital Learning Network, Inquiry and Engineering in the elementary, middle and high school, as well as Energy Transformations, Remote Sensing, and Modeling Chemistry – particle diagrams, chemical equations, stoichiometry and Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).
  • Presenters will include faculty from the University of North Georgia, Brenau University, and GSTA members from District II and around the state.
  • Up to 1 professional learning units (PLU's) is available for participation

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