March News and Notes
Several Cobb schools have teams competing in the Inventure Challenge at Georgia Tech on March 15th. The teams choose their own problem, design a solution, and then pitch their design to Georgia Tech staff and industry leaders.
Cobb is also hosting the state tournament for the Middle School Science Olympiad on March 18th at South Cobb High School. The following six Cobb middle schools will be competing: Campbell, Dickerson, Dodgen, East Cobb, Hightower Trail, and McClesky.
We round out the month on March 25th with the Regional Elementary School Science Olympiad Tournament at Walton HS.
Cobb-Paulding Regional Science Fair Winners
Overall 1st Place Winners:
Kindergarten- Aubrey and Ethan Myer (Lewis ES)
1st Grade- Gillian Mercer (Cheatham Hill ES)
2nd Grade- Jacob McDonald (Vaughan ES)
3rd Grade- Matthew Maloy (Dowell ES)
4th Grade- Emma Kennedy (Poole ES)
5th Grade- Haylie Murphy (King Springs ES) (also won the Army Engineering Award)
Middle School: Stephen Litt (Lovinggood MS)
High School: Lena Allen (Paulding HS)
Professional Learning Opportunities
ES Teachers: http://bit.ly/sci_ctls_webinar_3ES
MS/HS Teachers: http://bit.ly/MSHSSciWebinar3
We are also building a bank on instructional videos of Cobb teachers implementing the new standards, focusing on what each Science and Engineering Practice looks like in a lesson. So far, we have two videos:
Developing and Using Models: 4th Grade Teacher Sarah Lasiter
Constructing an Argument: 7th Grade Teacher Diane Robinson
More videos are on the way soon!
Join us this summer on June 13th, 14th or 15th for more training implementing and writing lessons using the new GSE. Information about registration is coming soon.
2017-2018 Teacher Leader Academy
May 30th - June 2nd
February 8th, 2018
May 2018 (exact date TBD)
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tla17