Weekly Featured STEM Activity

The link to the Weekly Featured STEM Activity is listed below. The activity will also be demonstrated on Facebook Live on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

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Register Today for Virtual Professional Learning Workshops

Please click on the link below to view the list of Virtual Professional Learning Workshops. Space is limited so REGISTER TODAY!

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GYSTC Weekly STEM

If you need to provide your students with some interesting STEM or science assignments, we have excellent options for you. GYSTC Weekly STEM will included a Simple STEM Activity that is easy and fun for your students to do at home. Additionally, we will also include a couple of STEM Challenges, one for K-2 grades and one for 3-5 grades. These are a little more in-depth, engaging and cool. The links for these activities are below.

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DONATE TO GYSTC

The Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center (GYSTC), Inc. is a not-for-profit educational organization designed to increase interest in and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as subjects for study among elementary and middle school teachers and students in typically underserved areas in the state.

GYSTC is a network of ten regional centers, addition to the state office, that provides these quality programs: Family STEM Nights/Days, Discovery Camps, After School Activities, Saturday Science, In-class Field Trips and Professional Learning. Your support will help us continue to build teachers and students’ interest in STEM subjects and related careers.

ABOUT

The Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers (GYSTC) is dedicated to promoting student interest and achievement in science and mathematics. As our mission states, Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers, Inc. strives to provide quality programs for teachers of STEM subjects that improve the teaching and learning process at the kindergarten through eighth grade levels. We aim to stimulate a child’s interest from an early age to enjoy, not fear, the knowledge of science.

In addition, GYSTC’s services continue to enhance teacher quality and student achievement in science and math through innovative programming. Since 1989, GYSTC has provided supplemental STEM training to nearly 2 million K-8 teachers and students. GYSTC provides these services through a network of 10 regional centers and programs located throughout the state in many of the highest need areas.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Educator Programs

Virtual In-Class Field Trips

An in-class field trip is a unique experience for the classroom teacher and the students class to view science from a different perspective.

Virtual Professional Learning Workshops

These one-hour sessions cover a variety of topics to enhance the teaching capabilities of educators.

STUDENT PROGRAMS

Virtual Afterschool for Math and Science

This GYSTC afterschool program is a virtual refresher in math and science exercises in which some students might need a little more time to progress at a more satisfactorily level.

Virtual Family STEM Nights

Join one of our Virtual STEM Nights! Everyone in your family can participate. Activities are appropriate for K-2, 3-5 or 6-8, depending on the session you join.

PARENT PROGRAMS

Virtual STEM Academy for Parents with Grades K-5 Students

GYSTC works to improve the teaching-learning process for teachers, parents and students. GYSTC STEM Academy for Parents focuses on providing real-world experiences that parents can use to assist their students virtual learning experiences.

Upcoming Events

Congratulations!

2020 Georgia STEM Scholars

Thank you for joining GYSTC as we honor 26 recipients of our coveted 2020 Georgia STEM Scholar Awards. This outstanding group of educators was chosen for their thoughtful engagement with their students which, over the last year, resulted in imaginative classroom lessons that taught and support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. As parents, employers and citizens we hope all our teachers are competent, enthusiastic and caring. Our awardees certainly meet and exceed these basic criteria. But what sets them apart and what they are being cited for in these awards are two key factors.

First, they have shown a special aptitude for identifying the unique strengths and potential of their students and have conceived and executed classroom lessons that tap that promise. They have engaged and excited their students’ capacity to learn and build confidence – not only in their ability to master STEM, but to master lessons of successful living.

Second, our recipients also launched student projects whose impact reached past the classroom to involve their entire school community, parents, colleagues, and regional leaders who are STEM professionals and supporters. The far-reaching nature of these efforts in the case of one of our awardees led to recognition on the floor of the U.S. Senate!

Our recipients are winners! Winners for their students. Winners for their communities. Winners for our state, and winners for the teaching profession. They exemplify everything we want and hope our teachers will be. It is our duty and delight to honor them!

Congratulations,

Betsy Green

GYSTC Executive Director

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