Physics is Phun!

Hmmm….I remember writing that phrase in high school in my physics class and thinking the opposite! However, as a science educator, physics can be an interesting, complex subject with many avenues for investigation in the classroom. Recently, I got an email concerning a new digital series developed by Georgia Public Broadcasting called Physics in Motion.  […]

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

  It is hard to believe that most of us have been in school for over a month now, and we are diving into our science curriculum! As we think about our students and our needs in the classroom, I wanted to share some of the “freebies” from the recent NSTA newsletter! Teacher Institute for […]

Using the Crosscutting Concepts to Scaffold Student Thinking

– Dr. Amy Peacock, K-12 Science Coach, Clarke County School District; Dr. Jeremy Peacock, Director of 6-12 Science, Northeast Georgia RESA Note: This article was originally published on the NSTA Blog May 24, 2017. At the recent NSTA National Conference in Los Angeles, three-dimensional learning was, of course, a major topic of discussion. When those discussions […]

2017-18 Science PL Offerings from Northeast Georgia RESA & Oconee River GYSTC

We are excited to share our science professional learning offerings for 2017-2018.  We developed these with input from our regional advisory council and based on the state’s implementation plans for the Science GSE.  Please forward this as appropriate, and please let us know if you have any questions.  Teachers can register by clicking on the links below.  In addition […]

Unpacking 3D Standards & Steering Clear of Rote Learning in the Science Classroom

-Ted Willard, NGSS@NSTA Director; Dr. Jeremy Peacock, Communications Director; Originally published in GSTA’s eObservations newsletter NSTA’s March 15th webinar, How do I Select Phenomena to Motivate Student Sense Making?, provided excellent guidance on the slated topic from Tricia Shelton, who is just out of the classroom after implementing the NGSS in Kentucky.  Tricia was joined by Ted Willard, NSTA’s […]

What’s New in the Science GSE?

– Dr. Jeremy Peacock, Communications Director; Dr. Amy Peacock, Supervisors Representative; Jolaine Whitehead, Regional Coordinator, Oconee River GYSTC; Originally published in GSTA’s eObservations newsletter If you haven’t already had a chance to take a close look at Georgia’s new science standards, then this summer is a great opportunity to do so. What shifts can you […]

UPDATED – Getting Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse – August 21st

The following resources will help you and your students get ready for the total solar eclipse coming in August. Check out these links as you plan ahead for the total solar eclipse on August 21st. Cobb County School District Instructional Resources Free Observer’s Guide from NSTA NSTA Blog: Solar Science NASA’s Eclipse Education Page AAS […]

3D Science/GSE Summer Workshops for Teachers & Leaders

Based on input from our advisory council, RESA and GYSTC will be offering several professional learning opportunities this summer for teachers and school leaders.  Please read below for details and share as appropriate. Science in 3D: Focus on the GSE for School Leaders – Hundreds of our RESA teachers have participated in professional learning in preparation for implementing the new Science GSE this fall.  To […]

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 […]