Science is H.Y.P.E
I know the countdown to Georgia Milestones is underway. As I've stated before, the Science test will not have constructed response items this year. However, you can expect an increase in rigor.
The latest news from DOE is that we will commence with the standards revision process in the near future. The plan is to administer a survey to science teachers across the state. Expect to see a link to the survey before the semester is out. The survey will allow you to provide feedback on specific standards, as well as give suggestions for the overall direction of the revision process. Local school administration will receive the link for distribution to science teachers. GSTA will also house the link on their website and I will definitely forward the link to you. The grand plan is to have new science standards for the 2016-17 academic year.
Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Science Fair
Monday, May 4th, 4pm to Tuesday, May 5th, 1pm
900 South Georgia Tech Parkway
Opportunities for Teachers
Atlanta Science Festival
http://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/asf STEM Mini-Conference for Teachers at Georgia Tech on Saturday, March 21 from 8:30am-1:00pm
http://www.ciclt.net/sn/resa/recl_application.aspx?CL_ID=304065&ClientCode=mresa Exploring Citizen Science Projects a Teacher Workshop on Saturday, March 21 from 9:00am-3:00pm
http://atlantasciencefestival.org/events/event/1008 Creating and Managing Maker Spaces and STEM Labs in Schools on Saturday, March 21 from 11:00am-1:00pm
http://atlantasciencefestival.org/events/event/1027 Research to Reality on Sunday, March 22 from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the American Cancer Society
A live http://atlantasciencefestival.org/events/event/1043 Podcast from Stuff You Should Know on Monday, March 23 from 8:00pm-9:30pm
An Evening with [ http://atlantasciencefestival.org/events/event/973 Neil deGrasse Tyson on Tuesday, March 24 from 7:30pm-9:30pm at the Fox Theatre
An http://atlantasciencefestival.org/educator-toolkit Educator Toolkit including http://atlantasciencefestival.org/lessons ]lessons developed to highlight science and engineering practices while reviewing the Georgia Performance Standards
A list of other http://atlantasciencefestival.org/events events (including Chemistry Beneath our Feet, Bring Chestnuts Back to ATL, Nanotechnology, and much more!)
The culminating event is the biggest interactive science event Atlanta has ever seen, the http://atlantasciencefestival.org/expo Exploration Expo on Saturday, March 28 at Centennial Olympic Park.
For more information visit http://www.atlantasciencefestival.org/
University of Georgia
Costa Rica Study with UGA Scientists
Middle School Life & Earth Science Teachers
Join the University of Georgia’s Entomology Department as we travel to Costa Rica to study flora and fauna. This trip is open to middle school life and earth science teachers with all Costa Rica accommodations and airfare covered. You must be returning to the classroom after the trip.
This 3 ½ week program will run from June 8 Rica on Sun., June 14 and remain there until Wed, July 1 conducting research. The only expense– July 1. There will be class time in Athens from Mon., June 8 - Fri., June 12. Then you will fly to Costa to the teacher will be for meals and getting to and from Athens for the class. Lodging while in Athens is covered.
To apply, please contact Susan Reinhardt; SLR@uga.edu. Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2015.
University of Georgia
Middle & High School Science & Agriculture Teachers
The University of Georgia Poultry Science Department is piloting an exciting new teacher education program this summer for middle and high school science and agriculture teachers. This three day workshop Avian Academy will focus on teaching science as it relates to the poultry industry and give participants hands on laboratory experiences they can use in their classrooms. Participants will learn how career opportunities in the poultry industry correlate with the study of microbiology, genetics, anatomy and physiology. Avian Academy will be held June 24-26 in Athens. We will provide two meals daily and housing for the duration of the program at no cost to participants, and there is no registration fee required to participate. To apply to Avian Academy please contact Katie Thigpen at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the list of participants. Space is limited so apply early to guarantee your spot.
Institute on Neuroscience
ION (HS STUDENT) pays over $2,400 for the summer
TEACH (MS/HS SCIENCE TEACHER) pays over $9,000 for the summer
The Institute On Neuroscience (ION/Teach) is now accepting applications for
our summer program. ION is an eight-week, PAID, summer research program
for exceptional high school students AND middle or high school science
Ifyou plan on applying email Reagan at email@example.com.
For more information and to apply to ION/Teach, please visit
Opportunities for Students
Middle School Summer Forestry Camp
What is the Billy Lancaster Forestry Youth Camp?
This camp provides an indoor and outdoor classroom for energetic,
inquisitive students to learn about forestry, wildlife, ecology, tree
identification, fire protection, forest products and the people who manage
these resources in Georgia's vast forests. It was founded in 1988 by Billy
Lancaster and is sponsored by the Georgia Division of the Society of
"To develop an awareness among 12- and 13-year-old students of the value of
forest resources to Georgia's economy and how those resources relate to
Where and When is the Camp?
The Camp is held at the FFA/FCCLA Camp south of Covington, Georgia on Lake
Jackson. The four day camp begins on Sunday at 1:00pm and ends at 1:00pm on
Thursday. The 2015 camp will be held July 5 - July 9.
Any forester who wants an application for a rising 7th or 8th grade student
they think would benefit by attending the camp should contact the child's
Middle School Guidance Counselor for an application or contact Myrt
Phillips at the Georgia Forestry Commission at 478.751.3528 or fax at
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