October News and Notes
Have You Explored CTLS Teach Yet?
Did you know that CTLS Teach contains the following phenomenal resources?:
-new 3-D lessons per unit aligned to the standards/elements for your grade level or course
-general instructional strategies for teaching the standards with fidelity
-at least one STEM challenge or PBL challenge per unit
-corresponding web resources
-common student misconceptions
-teacher background information documents
-parent newsletters (certain grades/courses only)
-literature connections (certain grades/courses only)
-a printable unit outline
Please note that all the information/lessons/web resources, etc from the printable unit outline are embedded within your CTLS Teach course. Therefore, the links to the documents (i.e. lessons) within the unit outline are not live. To find the lessons and other documents, navigate to the blue "Topics" bar on the left-hand side in your course and click on "Instructional Strategies," "Topic Resources" and/or "STEM" to find the lessons. The real "meat" of CTLS Teach is under the "Topics" section-- so don't forget to navigate all the way down to the bottom of the page!
Chattahoochee Nature Center Canoemobile Program
The Canoemobile is visiting the Atlanta area for the third time! This fall, the Wilderness Inquiry brings their 24' voyageur canoes down from Minnesota to explore the Chattahoochee River watershed. They will be at the Chattahoochee Nature Center to take students out on the River, learn about STEM careers and to learn some science about the Chattahoochee River. You can sign up for one of these days to explore and learn about your watershed. Detailed information can be found below. Dates and times are first-come, first-served.
Dates: October 30 – November 14th (12 days of programs)
Schedule: We will divide each day into two sessions. We can accommodate up to 108 (students, teachers & chaperones) per day:
10:00-11:15-Session 1 Group A (canoe river study) & Group B (2 land stations)
11:45-1:00-Session 2 Group B (canoe river study) & Group A (2 land stations)
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075
Participants: Up to 108 per day. These numbers include teachers & chaperones. (4th to High School)
Experience: No prior boating experience is necessary
Cost: Free (paid by a grant)
Transportation: Schools will have to make their own bus arrangements.
To Schedule: Contact Dr. Tom Howick, Director of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-992-2055 x235
Metropolitan North Georgia Water Essay Contest
Professional Learning Opportunities
Science and Engineering Practices Webinar #3- Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
ESO Coaches Training October 5th
Date: Oct. 5th
Location: 590 Commerce Park, Suite 140 - https://goo.gl/maps/NgMEA7A57Uw
Bring a bag or box for supplies. More information about ESO can be found at http://www.ccsdscience.com/elementary-science-olympiad.html
Dodgen Middle School Science Olympiad Workshop
Each school that registers may bring 1 teacher/coach and 2 students for each event class that is taught (as space available).
This year’s classes include:
• Road Scholar – Paul Jacobson, Dodgen
• Experimental Design – Twila McMullan, North Cobb Christian
• Wright Stuff – Dave & Eileen Zeigler – Freedom Flight Models
• Roller Coaster – Dodgen / Lockheed Martin
• Towers - Jennifer Joiner, Dekalb County School System
• Event TBD – Sumi Jayaraman
• Engineering Careers (Taught by young Lockheed Martin engineers)
• New coach class (0-3 years experience) Debbie Amodeo, Dodgen
• Coach Roundtable (new & experienced lead coaches)
We are also teaching a “new coach” class which is geared towards coaches with 0-3 years’ experience with Science Olympiad.
Registration Form Link: https://goo.gl/forms/92qnCzsxaX9alisC2
Seating is limited so we will handle registration on a first come first served basis and will try to accommodate as many schools as possible.