Cobb Science

August News and Notes

This Year, Go for the Gold!

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! We're so glad you're part of our Cobb science team! We're at an exciting crossroads as we prepare to implement the new Cobb Teaching and Learning Standards for Science, also known as the Georgia Standards of Excellence for Science. While you will continue to teach the GPS standards this year, we'll be providing you with a plethora of information and training opportunities to learn about what science instruction will look like using the new standards starting next year (2017-2018). We also encourage you to "go for the gold" by implementing rigorous, hands-on science instruction through the use of PBLs, case studies, STEM challenges, or other inquiry-based methods.

Your Cobb science leadership team includes:

Dr. Tom Brown- K-12 Science Supervisor

Tracy Matthews- K-12 Science Professional Learning Specialist

Cyndi Freeman- Title I Science Coach

Sherry Martin- Title I Science Coach

Please reach out to us if you ever have questions, need resources, or desire professional learning at your school.

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

Elementary (3-5) and middle school teachers-- join us on Thursday, August 18th at Hawthorne to review quarter 1 standards and experience an accompanying inquiry kit (elementary school teachers) or PBL (middle school teachers). Whether you are a new or veteran teacher, there is something for everyone to learn. Each grade level session will be hands-on and collaborative.

Elementary School Session: 3:15-4:45 pm
Register here:

Middle School Session: 5:00-6:30 pm
Register here:

Upcoming quarterly preview training dates (same time and location) are as follows:

Quarter 2 Preview: September 15th
ES Registration:
MS Registration:

Quarter 3 Preview: December 5th
ES Registration:
MS Registration:

Quarter 4 Preview: February 16th, 2017
(registration links forthcoming)

2016-2017 Science Events

Cobb-Paulding Science Fair

Saturday, Feb. 11th 2017 at 8:15am

Kennesaw Mountain High School

The combined elementary, middle, and high school fair is sure to be a big success!

Title I Elementary Science Olympiad

Saturday, March 4th 2017 at 8am

407 Barber Road

Marietta, GA

Cobb Regional Elementary Science Olympiad

Saturday, March 25th 2017 at 8am

1590 Bill Murdock Road

Marietta, GA

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