Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

2021 GSTA Conference

  • 01 May 2020
  • 07 Feb 2021
  • Cobb Galleria Centre

Registration

  • Must use a school issued email address and provide a valid college ID at registration.
  • Registration includes access to the all days of the conference and a year of free membership.
  • Thursday Only
  • Friday Only
  • The Illinois Science Teachers Association is known for their biology storyline which has been shared nationally: https://www.ilscience.org/Storyline. They have formed a Storyline Working Group to share their planning strategies with teachers. They will offer a keynote session at the conference and will present a Saturday short course on how to develop storyline lessons. Teachers are encouraged to attend as grade-level teams. Storyline lessons are lessons that use phenomena to coherently engage students in content, crosscutting concepts, and the science and engineering practices. This session will be geared towards 6-12 science teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Illinois Science Teachers Association is known for their biology storyline which has been shared nationally: https://www.ilscience.org/Storyline. They have formed a Storyline Working Group to share their planning strategies with teachers. They will offer a keynote session at the conference and will present a Saturday short course on how to develop storyline lessons. Teachers are encouraged to attend as grade level teams. Storyline lessons are lessons that use phenomena to coherently engage students in content, crosscutting concepts, and the science and engineering practices.This session will be geared towards 6-12 science teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Register

2021 GSTA Annual Conference

February 4 - February 6
Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia


Registration Rates: 

Full Conference Registration:  $160 per attendee

One Day Conference Registration: $85 per attendee

Saturday Only Short Course: $50 per attendee 

Pre-Service Teachers: $25 per attendee *a school issued email address must be used and college id presented at registration


Early Bird Bonus: 

Free GSTA Conference T-Shirt

Registered and Paid by Dec 18, 2020


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!

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.

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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