Congratulations to the Dodgen Middle School Science Olympiad Team, who placed 24th out of 60 teams at the National Science Olympiad Tournament on May 19.
The team took top places in the following events:
Adding Muscle to Your Science
Register now to learn from Marlee Tierce on July 10th and 11th at this Cobb K-12 Science PL Workshop. Let's spend some time figuring out the how, why, and what of 3 dimensional instructing and learning in science. We'll jump into what is available, run through some samples, add weight to our expectations as we climb to new heights of understanding how the brain learns. We will build on what we know about anchoring phenomenon to develop storylines that fit the GSE in science with no sweat. You will work together to discover a plan that will give you a boost in the next school year.
GYSTC Summer STEM Institute
June 5th-6th STEM Institute Overview:
Please join us in Warner Robbins for the 2018 GYSTC Summer STEM institute. We know that summer is the only real time for you to relax, reflect, and consider how to build your repertoire of effective learning experiences. The institute will be hands-on and exploratory from the start. We want you to take the time to try out lessons that we’ve found to be fun and super engaging with kids.
Each exploration will emphasize the new Georgia Standards of Excellence while also showing how to incorporate both engineering practices and crosscutting concepts into our instruction (the 3-D approach). At the institute, you will receive multiple grade-specific lesson plans, STEM Challenges, resources, and even some hands-on materials to go back and try with your students. We will also introduce and delve into the Supplemental Curriculum Guides produced by GYSTC.
The Summer STEM Institute will include a focus on:
Innovative STEM Solution Projects
These projects will feature 3-D, 5E approach and they will include a ground-breaking lesson that will actively engage students in key science phenomena. From topics such as Analyzing the Energy of Sound Waves to Riveting Robotics and Computer Coding, these projects will model how teachers can energetically involve students in STEM related endeavors.
Super STEM Challenges
STEM challenges take students from identifying a problem—or a design challenge—to creating and developing a solution. Each challenge is centered around the engineering design process as they immerse students in hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration. Teachers will try out multiple challenges many of which will be specific to their grade level and standards.
Grade Level Breakouts and Supplemental Resource Guides
During grade level breakout sessions, we will explore GYSTC supplemental resource guides that enhance instruction of the new Georgia Standards of Excellence for Science. The guides are designed to complement, and not supplant, other resources available at your school. Most lessons incorporate a 3-D approach to science instruction integrating core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices.
Register here: https://gystc.org/2018-summer-stem-institute/