CCSD has adopted new content resources for science and social studies. All K-5 teachers are required to attend a half-day training during post-planning or over the summer and will be paid a $50 stipend (for summer sessions). During the session, half the time will be spent covering science resources and half the time will be spent covering social studies resources. Teachers can choose to attend either a morning session (7:30 AM – 11:30 AM) OR an afternoon session (12:30 PM – 4:30 PM) on one of the following dates:
May 24 or 25 (Post Planning) @ KSU Center (*no stipend)
June 11 @ McClure MS
June 12 @ McClure MS
June 13 @ McClure MS
June 14 @ McClure MS
July 9 @ McClure MS
July 10 @ McClure MS
July 11 @ McClure MS
July 12 @ McClure MS
(Note: If you teach multiple grade levels, just choose one session to attend)
Summer just got scintillating! Several sessions of an advanced / facilitator workshop on “3-D Science in the Schoolyard” will be offered in locations across Georgia. These three-day workshops and one-day fall and spring follow-up sessions are designed for science content specialists, curriculum developers, STEM coordinators, RESA staff, and outstanding science teachers with prior training and experience in “3-Dimensional Science” who are interested in re-delivering this professional learning to teachers in their areas.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have tools, resources, strategies and supplies to conduct professional learning workshops that increase teacher capacity to use nature as a context for phenomenon-based learning, including observation, asking questions, conducting investigations that integrate crosscutting concepts with science and engineering practices to make sense of core ideas, constructing evidence-based explanations, and implementing projects to solve related, real-world environmental problems.
Applicants who are selected to attend will receive a scholarship for workshop registration, lunches, lodging and evening meals (if more than 40 miles from home), as well as access to lesson frameworks and ecoSTEM kits, mini-grants for implementation of student-led projects, a distance learning course to use with individual teachers or professional learning communities, tools for facilitating project-based learning, and assessment instruments. The application process opens May 8, 2018. Space is limited. Register here: https://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/pl-workshop-3-d-science-in-the-schoolyard/
The Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing’s (CEISMC) GIFT Program - in collaboration with universities and businesses across the state - offers Georgia K-12 Science, Math, and Technology Teachers paid 4-7 week internships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
When: Summer Months, Annually (June – July)
Where: Internships available throughout Georgia. Sample sites include Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, Georgia Power Plants, JCB Inc., Siemens, UPS and numerous other companies, research agencies, and universities.
To learn more and apply for GIFT, visit ceismc.gatech.edu/gift
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
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
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