Summer Science PL in Georgia
Story Date: 5/12/2018

Looking for ways to up your science game this summer?

Summer Science Sessions

Southwest GA RESA Science Conference (K-12) – June 5 – 6, 2018

SW GA RESA Training Center, 570 Martin Luther King, Jr Road, Camilla, Ga 31730

State of the State and Obtain, Evaluate, Communicate – Oh My!

Why does every science GSE start with, “Obtain, evaluate and communicate?”  What does that practice look like in a classroom?  Explore strategies to integrate reading, writing and science in an active science classroom where students are not just “learning about” but are “figuring out.”


2018 Federal Programs Conference – June 13 – 14, 2018

GA International Convention Center – Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway

Building Professional Capacity with Phenomenal Science – Best practices for professional learning and instruction along with tools for evaluating quality resources will be shared.


Three-Dimensional Learning in the Classroom (K-12) – June 15, 2018

Heart of GA RESA, 717 Smith St, Dublin, GA 31021

This workshop aims to help participants effectively adapt existing materials and instruction to better align to GSE.  The workshop also aims to help participants identify assessment components that focus on individual practices, core ideas, or crosscutting concepts, and understand how, taken together, the components can support educators as they make inferences about students’ three-dimensional science learning. 


3-D Science in the Schoolyard (K-12) – June & July Dates

There will be 3 regional/repeat sessions in collaboration with Captain Planet to provide ecoSTEM kits and training to increase the capacity of Georgia science teachers to teach the new science standards by engaging students in “3-Dimensional Science” which uses nature as a context for phenomenon-based learning. After observing and trying to construct an explanation for a phenomenon in nature, participants will conduct investigations that integrate core ideas and crosscutting concepts with science and engineering practices, and implement projects to solve real-world environmental problems.  Those trained will receive STEM kits and be certified to train other teachers. An additional training day will take place in 2018-2019 school year. Lodging assistance and some meals will be provided to participants by Captain Planet.

June 18 – 20, 2018 Metro Atlanta, GA - TBD

July 10 – 12, 2018 GA Forestry Commission, 5645 Riggins Mill Road, Dry Branch, GA

July 24 – 26, 2018 Jekyll Island Foundation, Jekyll Island, GA



Phenomenal Science: GA Science is a 3-D Experience – July 23, 2018

NWGA RESA, 3167 Cedartown Hwy SE, Rome, GA 30161

Geared for new teachers eager to learn about science standards in Georgia. Why does every standards begin with obtain, evaluate and communicate? What does that look like in the science classroom?




Three-Dimensional Learning in the Science Classroom - Date: Oct. 3, 2018, Location: Oconee RESA Media Center, Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Obtain, Evaluate and Communicate - Oh My! - Date: Nov. 8, 2018, Location Oconee RESA Media Center, Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.