GSTA is accepting student submissions for its STEMtalk program, modeled after TEDx talks. STEMtalks are a showcase for Georgia students in grades K-12 to share well-formed ideas about the world in 5 minutes or less. Submissions are due by September 16, and the winners will present their ideas to hundreds of teachers attending the STEM Forum in Athens this October! More information can be found at
The Inventure Challenge is a competition for K-12 students to recognize achievement
and encourage interest in innovation, design, and engineering. The goal is to challenge
students to identify a real-world problem and test a solution.
Teachers interested in sponsoring InVenture Challenge at their school are encouraged to talk to their administrator about attending this FREE August 24th workshop. Teachers must register by August 18th: http://inventurechallenge.gatech.edu/2016-2017-teacher-workshops/
The demand for workers with coding and programming skills exceeds the supply. This article explains how some universities are looking to solve this problem by offering coding "boot camps!"
Students explore the science behind rollerskating, rink design, light, and more! Download these flyers (by level) for more information:
The Elements 4D app can be used at all grade levels to allow students to manipulate the periodic table of elements to view chemical reactions in 3D. Lesson plans can be downloaded here.
The Georgia Council of Teachers for Mathematics is holding the Georgia Mathematics Conference October 19-21 near Eatonton, GA. Click here for more information.
The Georgia STEM Forum will be held October 26-27 in Athens, GA. Educators interested in presenting or attending can register here.
Save the date!
Georgia Science Teachers Association 2017 conference will be February 2-4, 2017, in Stone Mountain, GA. Registration is already available here.
National Science Teachers Association 2017 national conference will be March 30-April 2, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA.
Sally Creel & Tania Pachuta are members of the STEM & Innovation team in the Cobb Division of Teaching & Learning.