Cobb Science

September News and Notes

Looking Ahead to the Science Fair

While February 10th may seem like a long way off, if you are a middle or high school teacher, now is actually the time to begin the science fair process at your school. Depending on the type of research they do, secondary students may need special forms and prior approval by an SRC or IRB before they can begin experimenting. If you were not able to attend our science fair training meeting on September 7th and you have students participating at your local school level, please contact Christian Cali (christian.cali@cobbk12.org) or Tracy Matthews (tracy.matthews@cobbk12.org) for more information. Instructional videos explaining the special forms are available for teachers (click here) and students (on our website: http://www.ccsdscience.com/6-12.html).

Green Acres Garden Partnership

Congratulations to Green Acres Elementary for it's partnership with REAL School Gardens and Sprouts Farmers Market. The school will receive a new outdoor classroom and garden. We are so excited to see the "fruits" of your labor!

Professional Learning Opportunities

Science and Engineering Practices Webinars

Our second Science and Engineering Practices Webinar on Developing and Using Models is now available as a recording: http://bit.ly/ModelingWebinar


Speaking of modeling- we have also made the Using Models in Science Digital Badge available in a OneNote notebook until badging capabilities are developed in CTLS Teach. To access this digital badge, click the following link: www.tinyurl.com/ModelingDigitalBadge.


Join us for our third SEP Webinar on Planning and Carrying Out Investigations on Wednesday, October 11th from 4:30-5:00 by clicking the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/InvestigationsWebinar

District PLC Skype Meeting

PLC Leads identified by principals will meet virtually via Skype for the first PLC webinar on September 14th. Webinar times will be as follows:

ES: 3:15-3:45 HS: 4:00-4:30 MS: 4:45-5:15

ESO Training and Supplies Meeting

If you are coaching an Elementary Science Olympiad team this year, our annual training and supplies distribution meeting will occur on October 5th from 4:00-5:30 at the HR Suite (590 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 140).

GPB Phenomenal Science Fun Training

On Tuesday, September 26th join GPB, Discovery Education, and local colleagues for an evening full of strategies, resources, and ideas to support you as you begin implementing the new Georgia Standards of Excellence for Science in your classroom. For more information and registration details visit www.tinyurl.com/PhenomenalScienceFun

3-D Learning: Tools to Teach Using Phenomena

On Thursday, October 12 (12:30-5:00 pm), the Noyce Community at Kennesaw State University invites you to their annual conference for new and experienced chemistry and physics teachers. It will feature a keynote on 3D learning, followed by breakout sessions for the construction of lesson plans and teaching materials. School Reimbursement for ½ Day Substitute Teacher Available. More info and Registration at: https://tinyurl.com/3Dretreat