Phenomenal Science Fun is a powerful morning of learning, sharing, and connecting around the new Georgia Standards of Excellence for Science.
For this event, you will be provided with opportunities to connect with local educational resources, led by Georgia Public Broadcasting and Discovery Education, that will help you to bring the new standards to life in your classroom. Join fellow area educators in a roundtable format to brainstorm ideas and walk away with ready to implement lessons and strategies that you can use right away in your own classroom...think "science resource speed dating"!
We'll review the updates and allow you to spend time learning, sharing, and connecting with each of our educational partners in grade level groups.
January 20, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Registration opens at 8:30 AM)
Tellus Museum | Cartersville, GA
We have a diverse set of voices ready to provide compelling resources and insights into ideas for helping you to address the new Science GSE. We can't wait to share, learn, and connect with you! We are excited to learn with:
Georgia Department of Education
Georgia Science Teachers Association
Tellus Science Museum
Georgia Tech CEISMC
The cost is free. We'll provide lunch, and you bring your curiosity and ideas. See you on January 20th! Space is limited. REGISTER HERE
Have questions about Phenomenal Science Fun with GPB Education & Discovery Education? Contact Discovery Education - Kelly Hines
Show your Cobb Science pride! After all, science is the only subject that "matters." Several t-shirt styles are now available for purchase at https://ccsdscience.itemorder.com/ The first printing will be on January 7th.
Elementary and middle school teachers can apply now through December 31st for a Project Learning Garden Grant. The Captain Planet Foundation Project Learning Garden Program encourages educators to consider the school garden as an extension of the traditional classroom rather than an extracurricular activity. All Project Learning Garden lessons are tied to common core curriculum standards, encourage inquiry-based learning, provide hands-on experiential learning, and guide the teacher towards the next generation science standards. Each lesson also provides an environmental stewardship learning opportunity. Grantees will receive a Project Learning Garden™ provided by Captain Planet Foundation, including: 5 garden beds or garden enhancement (for schools with an existing garden), a mobile garden cooking cart, standards-based Learning Garden lessons and lesson supply kits, and teacher training. Apply at https://captainplanetgrants.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx
Apply Now! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting teachers and educational leaders to bring public health into middle and high schools across the United States and beyond. Selected fellows tour CDC’s state-of-the-art facilities and work with CDC scientists to design innovative lessons using today’s emerging public health topics.
Who? Teachers and educational leaders
When? July 16-20, 2018
Where? CDC Headquarters (Atlanta, GA)
How? Apply Now through January 15, 2018
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/careerpaths/scienceambassador.
If you weren't able to join us live for our last two Science and Engineering Practices webinars, you can access the recorded versions here:
Webinar 3: Planning and Conducting Investigations-
Webinar 4: Analyzing and Interpreting Data and Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking-
The next webinar in our Science and Engineering Practices series will cover Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions and will be on Wednesday, January 10th from 4:30-5:00. Access it here that afternoon: www.tinyurl.com/ExplanationsWebinar
Registration is now open for the Dodgen Middle School Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. Please complete the registration form at the following link before November 9th: https://goo.gl/forms/n7iB7YAOUjtI7z3W2. The invitational committee will send you an email by November 17th letting you know if your team is included in the invitational or on a waiting list. Last year spaces filled quickly.
The cost of the tournament is $75 per team and payment is due by December 8th, with no refunds given after that date. Please do not send payment until you receive a confirmation email. Your confirmation e-mail will include payment details as well as a link to the invitational website with the schedule and other tournament information.
All 23 events will be run. To do this, experienced schools are asked to sign up for and run at least one event per team. This will include making the test and providing for all necessary supplies, tools, people, paper tests & key copies for teams, etc. needed to run the event. In some cases, Dodgen may be able to provide certain items that will be onerous to transport, microscopes and such come to mind. If you need help with equipment, chemicals or supplies, please contact Kathy Jacobson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by early December so that she can make sure to provide these.
Join us virtually this afternoon, October 11th from 4:30-5:00 pm for our SEP webinar on Planning and Carrying Out Investigations. To join the webinar, click the following link: http://tinyurl.com/InvestigationsWebinar