Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information: What Does it Really Mean for Students?

– Jeremy Peacock, GSTA Executive Director; Originally published in GSTA’s eObservations newsletter Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information is one of eight science and engineering practices featured in the Science GSE, but, for several key reasons, it plays a different role than the remaining seven practices. First, scientists and engineers spend more than half their time […]


Making Content Meaningful in the GSE

– Jeremy Peacock, GSTA Executive Director; Originally published in GSTA’s eObservations newsletter When you look at the content of the new Science GSE, you will find few big changes. You will see a topic shifted here or there, clarification throughout the standards, and a narrower focus in some spots. This continuity with the GPS content […]

3D Resource of the Month: Essential Practices for K-12 Science Classrooms

This interactive infographic from the National Academies Press highlights essential practices for K-12 science classrooms from A Framework for K-12 Science Education with references to the contents of the full report. Read the report | Download the infographic (PDF)


Do the Science GSE Tell Me How to Teach Science? Yes and No. 

– Jeremy Peacock, GSTA Executive Director; Amy Peacock, GSTA Supervisors Representative; Originally published in GSTA’s eObservations newsletter With the new Science GSE coming into effect next year, teachers are likely asking themselves some important questions.  What’s new?  Do the standards tell me how to teach science?  How do I translate the standards into daily classroom instruction? […]


3D Science Resource of the Month – October 2016

Scaffolding Student Use of the Crosscutting Concepts Helping Students Think Like Scientists The Crosscutting Concepts are an under-appreciated, but critical, part of the 3D approach called for by the new Science GSE.  As the image at left shows, the Crosscutting Concepts tie together the various disciplines of science.  They also represent the ways that scientists […]


PLC Guide for the New Science Standards and More from GSTA

The latest issue of GSTA’s eObservations newsletter went out this week, and there are some great resources and opportunities to be aware of. Our own Steven King, a science specialist at Whit Davis Elementary School in Clarke County, is recognized as a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching winner. Marlee Tierce, one of […]


Science in 3D: Focus on GSE – Professional Learning for Teachers & School Leaders

Northeast Georgia RESA and Oconee River GYSTC continue our efforts to support science teachers and school leaders in the transition toward the new Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and the three-dimensional (3D) approach to science teaching and learning that the GSE represent.  With that in mind, we have two important announcements of interest to […]


Read It, and Pass it On! 3D Science Resources for Parents & Administrators

Originally published in GSTA’s eObservations newsletter. Summer is always a great time to look to the future, and this summer presents a special opportunity. Georgia science teachers can turn their attention to our new science standards and take advantage of the opportunity to prepare to implement the Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) in the […]

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Firing Up Support for 3D Science Across Georgia

Today, I’ll be sharing some resources for promoting three-dimensional science learning in Georgia.  These resources come from my work with teachers in Northeast Georgia RESA.  You can access today’s presentation here.

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Make your teaching phenomenal with 3D science!

As this school year begins to wind down, we can finally shift from thinking about “potential” or “draft” or “proposed” standards to looking at the newly adopted Science Georgia Standards of Excellence.  As expected, these standards reflect the three-dimensional approach to science learning that was laid out in 2012 in A Framework for K-12 Science Education. […]