Summer 2017 Teacher Workshop


Teacher Workshops

June 12-14, 2017

Georgia State University’s Bio-Bus Program is happy to announce that we are sponsoring a three-day teachers’ workshop in the summer of 2017:
"Preparing Georgia’s High School Science Teachers to Integrate Interdisciplinary,
Inquiry-based, Hands-on Research Modules in the Classroom"

Monday - Wednesday, June 12-14, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Petit Science Center – 100 Piedmont Ave. ATL
(Easily accessible by MARTA, or you can pay to park in GSU’s G lot.)

Dr. Chandan Morris Robbins, Dept. of Biology
Dr. Eric Gilbert, Dept. of Biology
Dr. Natalie King, College of Education and Human Development
Dr. Bryan Stubblefield, Dept. of Biology

Conference Room

  • Teachers will gain instructional strategies and deepen their content knowledge and laboratory skills in earth science, life science, and physical science based on Georgia’s Standards of Excellence (GSE) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in grades 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.
  • Teachers will be provided with resource and laboratory materials, and trained to implement an exciting inter-disciplinary research module (Bioreactors: An Integrative Biotechnology Experience) in their classroom.
  • During the 2017-2018 school year, the Bio-Bus will conduct follow-up school visits to the teachers’ classrooms to assist in the implementation of the module, and to enhance teachers’ comfort level with the content and laboratory experiments.
  • An online professional learning community will be established, providing a place for teachers to share best practices, offer suggestions, and seek assistance from a team of professors, Bio-Bus staff, and teaching assistants regarding the content and classroom activities.
  • Conference Room

Participants: up to 18 High School Science Teachers and Administrators. All applicants encouraged, priority will be given to teachers from DeKalb County, Henry County, Cobb County, Fulton County, and Atlanta Public Schools.

Cost and Incentives:

  • The 18-hr course is free.
  • Stipends of $300 will be offered to those who complete the workshop.
  • Additional stipends of $100 will be offered to those who participate in implementing the research module in their classroom, and participate in the online Professional Learning Community.

Friday, April 28, 2017 (but workshop may fill up before then).
Please return application (including essay sheet) to Bio-Bus Program Manager by your choice of method:

  • Fax to 404 413-5301 , or
  • E-mail to, or
  • US mail : Bio-Bus Program, Dept. of Biology, Georgia State University, P O Box 4010, Atlanta, GA 30303-4010

Workshop will be held in the Petit Science Center, 100 Piedmont Avenue SE, 30303