Want to learn more about the new Cobb Teaching and Learning Standards for Science (Georgia Standards of Excellence)? Learn at your own pace this summer using our new GSE Notebooks. The notebooks focus specifically on the Science and Engineering Practices embedded in the standards and what they look like in instruction.
Elementary GSE Notebook: http://tinyurl.com/ElementarySciGSEnotebook
Middle/High School GSE Notebook: http://tinyurl.com/SecondarySciGSEnotebook
Cobb science teachers-- spend a day or two with us this summer getting acquainted with the new science standards and resources written for you by Cobb teachers. The Engage Cobb summer conference takes place June 13th, 14th, and 15th. Register here: https://www.tinyurl.com/engagecobb
Elementary school teachers: Join us for half a day on either June 13th or 14th.
Middle and high school teachers: Join us for the two-day deep dive on June 13th AND 14th to really dig into to the seven science and engineering practices incorporated into the new standards by doing lessons written by Cobb teachers. Or, if you can only join us for one day, you can participate in a shortened one day session on EITHER June 13th or 14th (repeated two days).
This is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for the new standards roll-out in August-- we hope to see you there!
Join us at the Georgia Tech observatory on Thursday, March 9th to see the moon and Orion nebula, plus hear a short talk from Dr. Jim Sowell. If you've never been to the observatory, it offers one of the best views of Atlanta and the telescope is impressive in its magnification. The observatory is on top of the Howey Physics building. There is a parking lot (it costs about $5 to park) in front of the building. For driving directions and more information, visit http://www.astronomy.gatech.edu/calendar/index.php.
Date: 03/09/2017 (Thu.)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Location: Georgia Tech- Howey Physics Building
Register here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054BA4AD229-science2
If you were not able to join us live for the third webinar about the new GSE/CT & LS standards, you can watch the archived version here:
ES teachers: http://bit.ly/sci_ctls_webinar_3ES
MS/HS teachers: http://bit.ly/MSHSSciWebinar3
The face-to-face follow up training for this webinar will occur on Tuesday, February 28th from 3:15-4:45 (ES teachers) and 5:00-6:30 (MS/HS teachers) at your choice of Big Shanty Elementary or Hawthorne. You will experience a new lesson written with the GSE standards and learn about resources you can use to start writing your own. Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F2FPhase3
In order to prepare teachers to use the new Georgia Standards of Excellence, members of our Science Ambassador team and other teacher leaders are being filmed using the new standards with their students. The purpose of these videos is to see each Science and Engineering Practice in action, understanding the expectations of students and teachers. Eventually, all seven practices at each grade level will be filmed. Currently we have two videos available:
Developing and Using Models (ES example):
Constructing an Explanation (MS example):
Elementary (Grades 3-5) teachers-- please join us on Thursday, February 16th for our Quarter 4 Preview Training. We'll meet at Hawthorne from 3:15-4:45 to examine quarter 4 standards and engaging ideas for instruction, such as literacy connections and Title I hands-on kits. Register here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448aeae2fa20-elementary
Attention middle and high school science and STEM teachers-- the CDC is recruiting for the 2017 Science Ambassador Fellowship! This competitive fellowship includes a 5-day summer course (July 10th-14th) at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and a 1-year distance-based professional development opportunity. Apply now (through February 15th) to learn from CDC scientists and create lesson plans that will be featured on the CDC website: http://go.usa.gov/x8W4S. Participation in this program can be used as evidence for a level 4 on the Professional Knowledge and Professionalism TKES standards.
Please join us for Phase 2: Supporting Balanced Instruction for CT&LS in Science either via webinar or a face-to-face workshop. We will focus on:
The webinar will take place on Tuesday, November 29th at 3:00 pm for elementary school teachers and 4:30 pm for middle and high school teachers. To join the session, click the link below:
Elementary School Teachers (combined Sci and SS Webinar): http://bit.ly/ES_CTLA_Webinar2
Middle/High School Teachers: http://bit.ly/MS_HS_Sci_CTLA_2
The face-to-face workshop will be a dynamic afternoon of learning-by-doing as we practice a model lesson. It will take place on Thursday, December 8th from 3:15 to 4:45 for elementary teachers and from 5:00 to 6:30 for middle and high school teachers. Sessions will take place at Hawthorne Learning Center in Smyrna and Big Shanty Elementary in Kennesaw. Elementary sessions will include a combination of science and social studies.
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTLA_F2F_2
In addition to our face-to-face workshop about the new standards, we are also offering a webinar for those who prefer virtual learning. Join us on Thursday, October 27th at the following times by clicking the link:
Elementary School (Combined social studies and science webinar): 3:00-4:00 pm
Middle and High School: 4:30-5:30 pm