Virtual Professional Learning Workshops

These one-hour sessions cover a variety of topics to enhance the teaching capabilities of educators. These workshops are designed to increase preparedness, 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 (Materials not included).

Upcoming Workshops

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Solarize a Classroom

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us as we explore solar energy in the elementary classroom. Dive into the Science Georgia Standards of Excellence by completing science experiments incorporating solar energy. Discover the Solarize A Classroom Trailer in West Georgia and brainstorm ways to replicate the SAC Project in your area.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

5th Grade Cells

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Teachers will learn a variety of ways to teach cell structure and function.  Several different activities will be presented as well as way.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Birds Nest Challenge with Literacy Piece

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Birds build safe and secure nests out of twigs and other found things. Your challenge is to use the Engineering Design Process to plan and build a safe bird's nest with naturally found things that must hold three eggs (marbles).

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Science & Literacy: Awesome Environmental STEM Challenges

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In this session, we will explore STEM Challenges that have an environmental slant. This will include the Smart Shower, Polluted Water, and Harnessing the Wind Challenges.  While kids love the hands-on focus, they also build environmental appreciation and literacy.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Science & Literacy: Animals, Habitats, and Adaptations STEM Challenges

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This session will demonstrate how STEM Challenges can be used to ignite student interest in STEM. This hands-on session will focus on STEM Challenges that can be used to investigate cool things about animals and their habitats.  If you want, you can even build along as we construct Bird Nests and Spider Webs and then explore how much water an incredible Desert Microbe can ingest.
Materials to bring if you want to build along:
String, 8-10 pipe cleaners, paper plate, leaves, sticks, marshmallow or ping pong ball, scissors, and tape.