Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

Featured Sessions Speakers

Building Connections in Science

February 1-6, 2021, Virtual Conference

Dr. Patricia Morgan

Developing Critical Consciousness in STEM Using COVID-19 to Explore Social & Health Disparities

Saturday, February 1 @ 12:45-2:10 pm

During this session, we will unpack the history of power, prejudice, privilege, and oppression that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) have faced in the name of modern science. Specifically, we will examine beliefs, practices, and policies that uphold and enforce the oppression of marginalized people, which limits their access to quality health care. We will connect this information to current trends that highlight the significant distrust among BIPOC in taking the COVID-19 vaccine and provide tools for supporting students in developing their critical consciousness.

Dr. Sally Creel

Light Your Classroom on Fire!

Tuesday, February 2 @ 6:50-7:30 pm

Want to light a fire under your students? Well, not under them, but you can light fires and teach physical science concepts using UL Xplorlabs free curriculum! We did it and we’ll show you how!

Kiana Willis

Woke and Ready: Using Activism to Drive Scientific Inquiry

Wednesday, 6:50 - 7:30pm 

Activist Driven Inquiry is a model for teaching students how to leverage the power of scientific inquiry to address real world problems through a critical cultural lens.

The Science Twins: Kristina Istre & Donita Legoas

Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Learning Fun and Relevant!

Wednesday, February 3 @ 6 pm

The Science Twins and GSTA board members will share cheap and easy ways to make learning fun and relevant to your STEM students.



Amanda Buice, Keith Crandall & Renee Shirley-Stevens

Updates from the Georgia DOE Science Team!

Wednesday February 3 @ 7:35 pm

Connect with the GaDOE Science Team to get the latest and greatest updates.


Dr. Jeremy Peacock

Using Digital Tools to Engage Students in Asking Questions About Phenomena 

Tuesday, February 2 @ 7:35

Learn to use a variety of digital tools to support your students in analyzing phenomena and asking good scientific questions that drive learning.

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