Professional Learning to Support Student Learning
February 2-4, 2017, Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Center, Stone Mountain
Students learn best when they are engaged--when learning builds on their interests and backgrounds and when they actively participate in hands-on and minds-on instruction. This year's conference will help teachers engage their students in 3D science learning with the new Georgia Standards of Excellence, in STEM learning that is grounded in the science classroom, and in literacy that supports effective science reasoning. Sessions outside these strands will offer a range of strategies and resources to support student learning in science.
- Strand 1: Engaging in the New Science Georgia Standards of Excellence - This strand focuses on the new Georgia Standards of Excellence in Science, and all sessions will emphasize three-dimensional (3D) learning. This strand will feature DOE Staff, Georgia Science Ambassadors, and other professionals with experience in 3D learning. The strand co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, and it will serve as official DOE training to support the 2017-2018 implementation of the new science standards. See these special sessions here.
- Strand 2: Engaging in STEM to Provide Context for Science - This strand focuses on utilizing authentic experiences and real-world problems to provide context for science learning. Sessions will place an emphasis on incorporating mathematics, technology, engineering, and other subjects into the science classroom.
- Strand 3: Engaging in Literacy to Advance Science Instruction - This strand focuses on the link between literacy and science learning. The use of literacy skills while learning science content extends and expands student scientific reasoning. Sessions will emphasize the power of literacy to improve the quality of science instruction in Georgia classrooms.
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