A La Carte GYSTC Services

These GYSTC value-added offerings to teachers and students suggest one or more exercises in the form of lessons, games, hands-on activities and experiments teachers can use to instruct and motivate their students.

Simple STEM Activities

Weekly learning tools for teachers to provide to students to complete at home using materials that may be around the house. These activities are motivating and engaging for the students.

Member System: No additional cost

Non-Member System: No cost

Facebook Live Sessions

Simple STEM Activities are demonstrated during these sessions in which students are able to view and follow along while at school or at home. Sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Member System: No additional cost

Non-Member System: No cost

STEM Challenges

These lessons are opportunities for students to participate in grade-level appropriate problem solving activities designed to intensify critical thinking as students master science challenges.

Member System: No additional cost

Non-Member System: Not available to Non-Members

Professional Learning Workshop – Virtual

These one-hour sessions cover a variety of topics to enhance the teaching capabilities of educators. These workshops are designed to increase preparedness and confidence and focus on topics of interest to aid teachers in developing creative lesson plans and novel approaches to effective engagement between instructor and student.  These workshops are held online mostly on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. (Materials not included)

Member System: No additional cost

Non-Member System: $49 per Teacher

Professional Learning Workshop – In-person onsite

These workshops are offered on a one and two-day format at local schools, districts and other various locations around the state of Georgia.  They are structured specifically to help teachers understand and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through lessons that reflect knowledge of STEM content in the classroom. These workshops are usually scheduled upon request of the schools and school districts. (Materials Included)

Member System: No additional cost

Non-Member System: $2,000 per day for up to 20 Teachers

GYSTC Afterschool for Math and Science - Virtual

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. This afterschool program is for grades 3-5 and meets on Mondays and Wednesdays for science and Tuesdays and Thursdays for math. Afterschool meets daily 4-5 p.m. Students will also benefit through worksheets and instruction guides mailed directly to their schools/homes. (Materials Included)

Member System: $125 monthly per student

Non-Member System: $250 monthly per student

STEM Teacher Academy - Virtual

The GYSTC STEM Teacher Academy comprises of 12 one-hour sessions on various current topics selected from subjects from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. These sessions occur in the months of August, September, October and November, December and January. They are virtual. The grade levels are 6th, 7th, and 8th separately. Content and pedagogy are integrated throughout the classes.  Applications are stressed. All curriculum materials are provided. In addition, all curriculum materials are keyed to the most current Georgia standards.

Each participant is expected to develop a lesson for his or her own classroom. During the winter, one of GYSTC’s coaches will visit each teacher and assist him or her in delivering the lesson developed by the teacher. At the end of the Academy teachers will receive a book of accumulated lessons for their own use. (Materials Included)

Member System: $695 per teacher

Non-Member System: $695 per teacher

Family Science Nights/Days - Virtual

A Family Science Night is a community – school based activity that allows students, parents, teachers and care givers an opportunity to participate together in the excitement of STEM activities while, at the same time developing a basic understanding of the scientific principles that underpin what is happening before their eyes. Normally, an experienced GYSTC instructor will join with several local teachers to put on the programs together. These are after-school programs that begin in the early evening. The instructor will meet with the teachers before the event to orient them on the evening is to progress and to refresh the teachers’ knowledge of the science behind the entertainment part of the program. A local school, chosen by the school system, will define the broad parameters regarding such matters as the maximum number of participants, use of facilities and any other matters of importance to that particular school. The school is responsible for recruiting teachers to help with the program. (Materials Included)

Member System: No additional cost

Non-Member System: $1,500 

In-Class Field Trips – Virtual

An in-class field trip is a unique experience for the classroom teacher and the students in his or her class to view science from a different perspective. It will serve the dual purpose of embedded professional development for the teacher to see another teacher’s teaching model, and at the same time, let the student see a different perspective on the subject being taught. An experienced GYSTC instructor will join together with the teacher to present a lesson related to what the teacher will need the day of the in-class field trip. The local teacher will be expected to be present the entire time and assist the GYSTC instructor in making the experience valuable to the teacher and the students alike. (Materials Included)

Member System: No additional cost

Non-Member System: $500 for up to 30 Students

In-Class Field Trips - In-person

An in-class field trip is a unique experience for the classroom teacher and the students in his or her class to view science from a different perspective. It will serve the dual purpose of embedded professional development for the teacher to see another teacher’s teaching model, and at the same time, let the student see a different perspective on the subject being taught. An experienced GYSTC instructor will join together with the teacher to present a lesson related to what the teacher will need the day of the in-class field trip. The local teacher will be expected to be present the entire time and assist the GYSTC instructor in making the experience valuable to the teacher and the students alike. (Materials Included)

Member System: No additional cost

Non-Member System: $750 for up to 30 Students 

STEM Discovery Camps - In-person

STEM Discovery Camp is an exciting four-day learning experience for bright, forward-thinking elementary school (grades 3-5) students who will evolve into our next generation of science innovators, engineers, health and IT professionals. Early exposure to these fields can set today’s kids on a path to success by equipping them with the tools they will need to make wise and informed decisions about their future.

Students will have the opportunity to meet new friends while engaging in challenging activities, workshops and simulations in a collegiate environment. GYSTC STEM Discovery Camp is the perfect opportunity for young and curious minds to explore the frontiers of 21st century science and technology.

The program typically meets after the end of the spring school term in a nearby school or other appropriate facility. Generally, the local school system or other community will assist GYSTC in acquiring a venue for the camp. GYSTC will provide all the materials for a successful program. (Materials Included)

Member System: $1,500 for up to 30 students

Non-Member System: $2,500 for up to 30 students

GYSTC Monthly STEM Kits

GYSTC Monthly STEM Kits are topic based and include the needed materials/equipment to serve up to 100 students in a class. They are grade-band specific. Monthly, you will receive three kits, K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 grade bands specific. These kits include a range of lessons to cover multiple grades. Kits comes with professional learning for one teacher per grade-level to learn how to use the kits. One hundred students can attend a virtual in-class field trip at no additional cost. (Materials included for up to 100 students.)

Member System: $3,000

Non-Member System: $5,000