Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

2021 GSTA Conference

  • 01 Feb 2021
  • 07 Feb 2021
  • Online Platform

Registration

  • Registration includes access to the all days of the conference and a year of free membership.
  • Must use a school issued email address and provide a valid college ID at registration.
  • Full Conference + 1 Short Course (Misconceptions & Formative Assessments ~ Page Keely)
  • Full Conference Registration + 1 Short Course (Keeping Science at the Center of Elementary STEAM Learning)

    As elementary schools make the shift from STEM to STEAM, it can be challenging to balance the new focus on the Arts with effective science instruction. We know that science and art can have a mutualistic relationship, and many great scientists also display great artistic talent and creativity. So, how can you balance science and art while also integrating technology, math, and engineering and not making STEAM "just one more thing" in your classroom? We will share a STEAM planning framework, along with classroom examples, that meaningfully integrates STEAM components to help students become well-rounded problem solvers and critical thinkers. This session will be geared towards teachers of K-5.
  • Full Conference + 1 Short Course (Science Storylines)

    Three-dimensional learning that incorporates the disciplinary core ideas, the science practices and the crosscutting concepts is the driving force of the National Framework for Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. In an effort to bundle science concepts around phenomena, especially those concepts traditionally siloed in separate units, storylines that are coherent and phenomenon-driven can be implemented to support student learning. These contextual units help students make sense of how the natural world works by focusing on "figuring out" over just learning about facts. Participants will be asked to reflect where they are in shift to the Three Dimensions and immersed in a model storyline that will allow them to view how students navigate a storyline. Though storylines take a great deal of time, effort and iteration, the aim of this short course will be to provide models that can help teachers rethink their approach to student-centered learning..This session will be geared towards 6-12 science teachers. You can find out more at: https://ilscience.org/Storyline
  • Full Conference + 2 Short Courses (Page Keely + Elementary STEAM)
  • Full Conference Registration + 2 Short Courses (Page Keely & Science Storylines)
  • Saturday, 2/6 Short Course - 9:00 - 11:00 am: Misconceptions & Formative Assessments (K-12) Page Keeley

    Join Page Keeley, author of the Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Formative Assessment Probes, Science Formative Assessment Strategies, and Teaching Conceptual Understanding as she provides insight to student misconceptions and how formative assessment strategies can enhance student learning. This session will be geared towards earth, life, and physical science teachers of grades K-12.
  • Full Conference + 1 Short Course (Keeping Science at the Center of Elementary STEAM Learning (K-5) )

    As elementary schools make the shift from STEM to STEAM, it can be challenging to balance the new focus on the Arts with effective science instruction. We know that science and art can have a mutualistic relationship, and many great scientists also display great artistic talent and creativity. So, how can you balance science and art while also integrating technology, math, and engineering and not making STEAM "just one more thing" in your classroom? We will share a STEAM planning framework, along with classroom examples, that meaningfully integrates STEAM components to help students become well-rounded problem solvers and critical thinkers. This session will be geared towards teachers of K-5.
  • Full Conference + 1 Short Course (Modeling Storyline Lessons - Illinois Science Teachers Association Storyline Working Group)

    Three-dimensional learning that incorporates the disciplinary core ideas, the science practices and the crosscutting concepts is the driving force of the National Framework for Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. In an effort to bundle science concepts around phenomena, especially those concepts traditionally siloed in separate units, storylines that are coherent and phenomenon-driven can be implemented to support student learning. These contextual units help students make sense of how the natural world works by focusing on "figuring out" over just learning about facts. Participants will be asked to reflect where they are in shift to the Three Dimensions and immersed in a model storyline that will allow them to view how students navigate a storyline. Though storylines take a great deal of time, effort and iteration, the aim of this short course will be to provide models that can help teachers rethink their approach to student-centered learning..This session will be geared towards 6-12 science teachers. You can find out more at: https://ilscience.org/Storyline
  • Full Conference + 2 Short Courses (Page Keely + Elementary STEAM)
  • Full Conference + 2 Short Courses
  • Join Page Keeley, author of the Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Formative Assessment Probes, Science Formative Assessment Strategies, and Teaching Conceptual Understanding as she provides insight to student misconceptions and how formative assessment strategies can enhance student learning. This session will be geared towards earth, life, and physical science teachers of grades K-12.
  • Three-dimensional learning that incorporates the disciplinary core ideas, the science practices and the crosscutting concepts is the driving force of the National Framework for Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. In an effort to bundle science concepts around phenomena, especially those concepts traditionally siloed in separate units, storylines that are coherent and phenomenon-driven can be implemented to support student learning. These contextual units help students make sense of how the natural world works by focusing on "figuring out" over just learning about facts. Participants will be asked to reflect where they are in shift to the Three Dimensions and immersed in a model storyline that will allow them to view how students navigate a storyline. Though storylines take a great deal of time, effort and iteration, the aim of this short course will be to provide models that can help teachers rethink their approach to student-centered learning..This session will be geared towards 6-12 science teachers. You can find out more at: https://ilscience.org/Storyline
  • As elementary schools make the shift from STEM to STEAM, it can be challenging to balance the new focus on the Arts with effective science instruction. We know that science and art can have a mutualistic relationship, and many great scientists also display great artistic talent and creativity. So, how can you balance science and art while also integrating technology, math, and engineering and not making STEAM "just one more thing" in your classroom? We will share a STEAM planning framework, along with classroom examples, that meaningfully integrates STEAM components to help students become well-rounded problem solvers and critical thinkers. This session will be geared towards teachers of K-5.

Registration is closed

2021 GSTA Annual Conference

All sessions will be presented virtually.

February 1 - February 4 (evenings)

February 6


Registration Rates: 

Conference Registration:  

$60 for non-members

$40 for current GSTA members

$15 for Pre-Service Teachers

$15 for Saturday Short Courses (February 6th)

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, zoe.oquinn.evans@gmail.com, to opt out of the GSTA Foundation donation.


Payment Options: 

Online via credit card:  Master Card, VISA and Discover

Or by Check (Payable to GSTA)

Mail to:

 GSTA

860 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE Suite 140-334

Atlanta, GA 30342

Please note:  Your registration is not complete until payment is received!

Refund Requests must be made to GSTA Treasurer no later than January 15th

No refunds will be issued after that date.  

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