January News and Notes
Kicking Off Spring Semester
The next three months usher in all our major science events: the Cobb-Paulding Regional Science Fair (February 11th), the Title I Elementary Science Olympiad (March 4th), the State Middle School Science Olympiad (March 18th), and the Regional Elementary Science Olympiad (March 25th). For more information about these events, to register qualifying students/teams, or to sign-up to volunteer, please visit our website: www.ccsdscience.com
Even though you'll continue to teach using the Georgia Performance Standards this spring, it's never too early to start thinking about the new Cobb Teaching and Learning Standards for Science/Georgia Standards of Excellence that go into effect in August. In addition to our archived webinars and further learning opportunities in February, we've also posted a PLC- friendly introduction to the new standards in our digital badge offerings on Blackboard. Whether or not you complete this badge with a PLC, it's an easy way to become more familiar with the standards.
Quarter 3 Preview
5th grade teachers learn from Tritt's Terri Stone.
East Cobb Tug of War
8th graders learn about force and motion.
Tapp Vocab Strategies
Dr. Heard's students participate in a fun vocabulary sort.
Cobb-Paulding Regional Science Fair
Elementary and middle schools are allowed to send their top six winning projects from their school fairs, while high schools can send their top ten winning projects. Projects must be registered by February 1st.
Elementary school teachers/fair directors, register your projects here:
Middle school teachers/fair directors, register your projects here:
High school winners (or fair directors), register your projects here:
Elementary school entrants do NOT need the GSEF/ISEF forms but will be held to the same display regulations as middle and high school students.
All students will be emailed their interview time the week before the fair.
Professional Learning Opportunities
We will follow up this online training with a face-to-face session on February 28th. During the face-to-face session, we'll model and practice new 3-D science lessons. Teachers can choose from two locations: Big Shanty ES or Hawthorne Learning Center.
ES Session (combined with Social Studies): 3:15-4:45 pm
MS/HS Session: 5:00-6:30 pm