Coweta Science Update

October 2018

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Coweta STEM Recognition

Are you interested in obtaining or renewing your Coweta STEM Recognition? The process is simple!


1) Teach 5 STEM lessons. A STEM lesson typically includes some sort of design challenge for your students. Designing a poster or Google Slide presentation does not count as a design challenge. Teachers may collaborate on lessons together. For example, if your STEM lesson calls for writing (which it should!), partner with an ELA teacher to help!


2) Fill out the STEM Activity log. Briefly describe the 5 lessons on this form.


3) Post one exemplar lesson with student work samples. Pictures or videos of student work so other teachers and students can understand what the assignment leads to using this http://bit.ly/CCSSSTEMRecognition form.


4) That's it! Now sit back and enjoy the admiration of your colleagues and community.


If you have more questions or would like to discuss lesson plan ideas, contact donald.white@cowetaschools.net or michelle.clarke@cowetaschools.net. You can also find more info at www.cowetastemrecognition.weebly.com

STEM/STEAM Resources

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Science World Tour 2018-2019

If your school hasn't gotten on the Science World Tour Calendar, email me! I have resources to share and can help your school meet its goals in science and literacy. I'll come visit during your planning period or before/after school or during a planning day. We can talk collaborating on a lesson plan or co-teaching. We can look at your school science data and more! Don't miss out!


Schedule Your Appointment Here!

Science Google Classroom Codes

Don't miss out on new resources and freebies! Join the Science Google Classrooms! Use the class codes listed below.


Elementary: uz7l4 (that's a lowercase L...not a 1)

Middle: wumkvdb

High: s0ei0d (those are zeros...not Os)

Resource Spotlight

www.teachengineering.org

https://www.teachengineering.org is a great place for free resources related to engineering for all grade levels. Includes full lesson plans and unit plans with rubrics as well as "how to" videos on YouTube. A true one stop shop!

Upcoming Professional Development

Middle School Science Collaboration Session

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 4:15pm

167 Werz Industrial Boulevard

Newnan, GA

Bring your Chromebook and resources for upcoming units in 6th, 7th, & 8th grade science. Be ready to learn and share!

Georgia STEM/STEAM Forum

Monday, Oct. 22nd, 8am

300 North Thomas Street

Athens, GA

As the state’s premier annual STEM/STEAM event, the Forum brings together leaders, innovators, and champions from across the state that are united by a passion to advance excellence in STEM /STEAM education for all students. More information here.

Who Owns Water Film

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 4:15pm

255 Pine Road

Newnan, GA

Come join the Coweta Water Education Team on Wednesday, October 24 at the Coweta UGA Extension Office for a special film presentation of Who Owns Water. The film chronicles the stories of the Chattahoochee, Flint, and Apalachicola Rivers and the Water War between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Filmmaker David Hanson and his brother Michael paddle the entire river system and share their experiences interacting with the personality of the rivers and the people who live and work on them. RSVP please. See the trailer here.


When: Wednesday, October 24 4:15pm

Where: Coweta UGA Extension Office

255 Pine Rd. Newnan, GA 30263

Comments, Concerns, Questions?

Please contact Dr. Donald White with any questions or comments.