Professional Learning Workshops

GYSTC's professional learning workshops 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. With the science and engineering practices now being seriously integrated into Georgia’s standards, GYSTC has created special materials that orient teachers on what and how scientists and engineers go about their work. GYSTC believes its engineering/teacher programs are on the cutting edge of what is essential.

* These workshops can be offered on-site or virtually. Please contact GYSTC at gystc@kennesaw.edu to schedule. Looking for more topics? Please contact GYSTC at gystc@kennesaw.edu to put together a workshop that meets your needs. Pricing for professional learning may vary. 

Professional Learning Workshops

STEM Essentials:

In this two-part workshop, participants will create, design, collaborate, and problem-solve as they engage in relevant hands-on explorations. Utilizing the 5E Instructional Model, these lessons are essential to any science classroom because they are engaging, affordable, and re-usable. Each lesson emphasizes the Georgia Standards of Excellence while also showing how to make 3D connections in ways that promote student passion for and understanding of STEM endeavors. Participants will also get an introduction to coding and receive an Edison robot (limit two free robots per school).

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Excellence in Science Teaching:

In this three-part workshop, participants will hone their abilities to plan excellent science instruction. Diving deep into three-dimensional learning, participants will engage in activities designed to better understand each aspect of three-dimensional learning: the Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas. Participants will use their newfound understanding to guide them in assessment and lesson plan creation using the 5E Instructional Model.