Are you interested in having your students participate in Georgia Tech's Inventure Prize? Teacher workshops are designed for educators of all age groups interested in implementing the K-12 InVenture Prize curriculum. These one-day forums, led by experienced K-12 InVenture Prize teachers, will provide an overview of the K-12 InVenture Prize, introduce the curriculum, offer first-hand knowledge of how to institute the curriculum for your specific age-group, provide teaching strategies and review the timeline for participating in the program.
Teacher workshops are open for teachers of any subjects including STEM, Humanities and the Arts. Whether you are a new K-12 InVenture Prize educator or a seasoned one, you are welcome to register for upcoming Workshops in your area. Click here for more information.
Are you interested in learning more about 3-D science this summer? The GaDOE just released an online professional learning module to introduce teachers to 3-D science and provide sample instructional strategies to use. The module is designed to take between 1-2 hours and can be completed in segments or all at once. Download registration instructions here.
The Cobb County Science Department is pleased to offer science-specific professional learning sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers at STEMaPalooza this June 18th-20th at Kennesaw Mountain High School. These sessions cover everything from 3-D science instruction and assessment to science literacy. More information and registration details are available at http://www.stemcobb.com/stemapalooza.html. Additionally, for those teachers who are interested, a 2-day intensive workshop with Project Wet, Wild, and Learning Tree is available on June 18th-19th. Sign up here: http://www.stemcobb.com/special-registration-workshops.html.
There are also many PL opportunities for teachers through our local university and community partners:
June 12-13- University of West Georgia- SunPower for Schools Solar Workshop
June 24-27- Georgia Tech/CEISMC- AMP-IT-UP 6th Grade Science workshop
Continue to check our website for the most up-to-date list of workshops!
The Georgia Department of Education welcomes your feedback and comments regarding this survey opportunity to review the proposed Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for 12 high school science courses: Astronomy, Botany, Ecology, Entomology, Epidemiology, Forensic Science, Geology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Meteorology, Microbiology, Oceanography, and Zoology.
The survey will be posted for 30 days beginning May 10, 2019 through June 10, 2019. The survey will close at 5:00 PM EDT June 10, 2019.
To access the survey, please visit https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/Science-GSE-Courses-Survey.aspx
Thank you for providing your feedback and comments regarding the Standards Precision Review process. If you have questions regarding the survey or standards, please contact Amanda Buice, Science Program Manager, Georgia Department of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join teachers from around the state for the 2019 Georgia BioEd Institute Summer Biotech Immersion program, sponsored by UCB, Inc. from June 3-7, 2019 at Paulding County High School. Get the skills and confidence you need to provide meaningful biotech laboratory experiences for your students.
Led by Marc and Tricia Pedersen, the 2017 and 2019 Georgia Bio Teachers of the Year, participants will practice everything from preparing solutions and using sterile technique, to extracting DNA, transforming bacteria, running PCR and ELISA, and more, all in the context of Georgia's bioscience industry and careers.
Participants will receive a $300 stipend, plus lunch daily. Space is limited. Applications are due by May 8, 2019. For more details and to submit an application, visit the online application page at: https://gabio.formstack.com/forms/sbi2019
The 2019 Middle School Marine Science (MS)2 Summer Workshop is accepting registrations from middle school earth and life science teachers interested in exploring the topic of marine science as it connects to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The workshop will be held at the Marine Institute at Sapelo Island and will involve hands-on activities. Teachers will also be introduced to 1-week ready-to-use classroom modules created by Georgia Tech with support from the National Science Foundation* and the ECOGIG project. Through lectures by faculty, break-out discussion and lesson planning sessions, and hands-on lab and field exercises, the 4-day course (July 14-17, 2019) will disseminate teaching modules developed around cutting-edge marine science. Modules consist of lesson plans and project learning exercises that address key marine topics, such as ocean food webs, oil spills, and ocean salinity and oxygen shifts in response to global change. Click here for more information.
NASA’s App Development Challenge (ADC) provides an opportunity for middle and/or high school students to demonstrate the practice of coding and app development. In this ADC, students work in teams to develop an app that visualizes three minutes of simulated test data in support of the upcoming Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) flight test.
In June 2019, NASA will launch a full-stress test of the Orion spacecraft’s Launch Abort System (LAS), called Ascent Abort-2, which will demonstrate the LAS can send Orion and its crew a safe distance from a failing rocket if an emergency arises during ascent to orbit. This flight test is a critical step to demonstrate Orion’s safety as NASA leads the next steps of human exploration into deep space.
In Round 1 of this challenge, participants will have the opportunity to chat with NASA subject matter experts to learn tips on how to make the app the best it can be. Teams will then post videos of their app designs online for consideration by NASA to use in future missions. In Round 2, teams with favorable submissions advance to present their app in an interview with NASA engineers working on the AA-2 flight test. After this round, NASA will select student team/s for an all-expenses paid trip to a NASA field center in early summer, 2019.
The challenge begins on March 13, 2019 and Round 1 participation concludes with video submissions on May 1, 2019.
For more information, download the flyer here.
The Regional Science Fair was a huge success thanks to our partners Cobb EMC and Gas South, as well as our many volunteers. Below is a list of winners. Students advancing to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) will present their projects at UGA on March 28-30. Students advancing to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) will compete in Phoenix, AZ on March 12-17.
The Regional Science Fair was a huge success thanks to our partners Cobb EMC and Gas South as well as our many volunteers. Below is a list of winners by grade level.
The Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center is hosting several professional learning opportunities for teachers this spring and summer:
WILD/WET/PLT Triple Facilitator Workshop- March 15-16th: (prices dependent on choice of meals each day, lodging and program materials) Learn how to conduct workshops to train other educators in your area for all three of the Projects. You must have completed educator training in WILD, WET, or PLT prior to attending this workshop. Registration form.
Project Wild/Growing UP WILD Educator workshop – April 13th: $58 (includes lunch and program materials) Get the best of both worlds with Project WILD and Growing UP WILD. With these two curriculum guides, you will have access to over 200 activities for grades K-12 that demonstrate best practices in Environmental Education. Registration form.
Teacher Conservation Workshop -June 17-21: $50 (includes meals, lodging, and program materials) - The workshop focuses on topics related to forestry and natural resources management. With field experiences at a lumber mill, tree farm, and a logging site, educators get immersed with content to bring back to the classroom. Participants also are certified in Project Learning Tree, Project WILD and Project WET. Registration form.
Outdoor Wildlife Leadership School (OWLS) July 8-12: $150 (includes meals, lodging, and program materials) This workshop, part of a three-part series, discovers the Blue Ridge and Ridge and Valley Ecoregions through field trips and experiences such as snorkeling in the Amicalola River, discussing black bear research, and by visiting a fish hatchery. Registration form.