Cobb Science

May News and Notes

The Home Stretch

As we enter the last month of school, we want to thank you for all the hard work you've done with your students this year. With the stress of testing over (or almost over) we hope that you'll take the opportunity to try out something new these last few weeks. Have you been interested in trying a PBL? Go for it! Want to incorporate a STEM challenge into your class? Now is the time! If you need assistance, ideas, or resources, please reach out to us in the science office. We're glad to support you.

Save the Date

Please save the date for the following science events during the 2016-2017 school year:


February 11, 2017 Elementary, Middle, and High School Science Fair

March 4, 2017- Title I Elementary and Cobb Regional Middle School Science Olympiads

March 18, 2017- Cobb Regional Elementary School Science Olympiad

Summer Professional Learning

High School

Cogent Interactive Case Studies for Biology: A Problem Solving Approach, June 2nd, 8:30-11:30 am, South Cobb High School
This session will introduce teachers to interactive on-line case studies that are designed to help students learn difficult biological concepts through inquiry and problem solving. Each case provides a captivating real-world scenario where students solve problems by making observations, collecting and analyzing data, forming and testing hypotheses, and communicating their findings. As students complete their explorations, teachers receive immediate formative assessments to guide teachers in identifying which concepts and skills require additional study. Register here


The Cobb Literacy Conference for Social Studies, Science and ELA teachers
June 27-29, 8:30-3:30, Campbell High School

High School Environmental Science and Biology Teachers: A three-day workshop, Hands-On, High-Tech Science will be offered June 27th-29th as the main science strand of the Literacy Conference. The workshops will be led by teacher-leaders and will emphasize exemplary, technology-rich lessons. Register here


Middle School

The Cobb Literacy Conference for Social Studies, Science and ELA teachers
June 27-29, 8:30-3:30, Campbell High School

Middle School Teachers: A three-day workshop, Hands-On, High-Tech Science will be offered June 27th-29th as the main science strand of the Cobb Literacy Conference. The workshops will be led by teacher-leaders at each grade level and will emphasize exemplary, technology-rich lessons. Register here


Elementary School

The Cobb Literacy Conference for Social Studies, Science and ELA teachers
June 27-29, 8:30-3:30, Campbell High School

Elementary School Teachers: The conference is three days long and covers multiple content areas. The science workshop, Increasing Scientific Literacy Using Picture Perfect Science and Formative Assessment Probes, will be held on June 29th. Register here


K-12

STEM Bootcamp and STEM-a-Palooza

June 21-23, 9:00-2:30 , Kennesaw Mountain High School

Join educators from all over Metro-Atlanta as we get our STEM on this summer! June 21st is the STEM Bootcamp. This will serve as STEM basic training and provide a firm foundation into the world of STEM. June 22nd & 23rd are fast, fun-filled opportunities to dig deeper into topics related to STEM leadership, planning, resources & tools as well as experience exemplary models of PBL, STEM & STEAM instruction. For more information and to register go to www.stemcobb.com

If you would like to present, submit your proposal here


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Georgia STEM Day

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Celebrate Georgia STEM Day on May 6th! Georgia STEM Day is a day for schools &

companies to raise awareness and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math! Last year’s event attracted over 630,000 students from 50 different school districts in the state.


Visit http://bit.ly/STEMDay2016 to register!