Summer 2018 Teacher Workshop

Teacher Workshops

June 4-6, 2018

Georgia State University’s Bio-Bus Program is sponsoring a Teachers' workshop on its K-5 teaching module: "DNA is Elementary"

Monday - Wednesday, June 4-6, 2018

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.)

Barbara Baumstark, Ph.D, Professor of Biology, Georgia State University
Chandan Robbins, Ph.D, Academic Professional, Georgia State University
Michelle Ezeoke, M.S., Bio-Bus Program Manager, Georgia State University
Other members of the Bio-Bus Program staff

Conference Room

    • Habits of Mind
      S1-3CS1: Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and
      skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how
      the world works.
      S1-3CS2: Students will have the computation and estimation skills necessary for
      analyzing data and following scientific explanations.
      S1-3CS3. Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and
      manipulating objects in scientific activities.
      S1-3CS4. Students will use the ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring
      scientific and technological matters.
      S1-3CS5. Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly.
    • The Nature of Science
      S1-3CS6. Students will be familiar with the character of scientific knowledge and how it
      is achieved.
      S1-3CS7. Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry.
    • Science Content
      S1L1. Students will investigate the characteristics and basic needs of plants and animals.
      S2L1. Students will investigate the life cycles of different living organisms.
      S3L2. Students will recognize the effects of pollution and humans on the environment.
    • English Language Arts Content.
      ELA1R2c. [The student] adds, deletes, or substitutes target sounds to change words
      (e.g., change top to stop; change smile to mile; change cat to cap).
      ELA1R4a. [The student] applies letter-sound knowledge to decode quickly and
      ELA2R2a. [The student] applies letter-sound knowledge to decode quickly and
      ELA3R1a. [The student] applies letter-sound knowledge to decode quickly and
    • Mathematics Content.
      M1G1. Students will study and create various two and three-dimensional figures and
      identify basic figures (squares, circles, triangles, and rectangles) within them.
      M2M1. Students will know the standard units of inch, foot, yard, and metric units of
      centimeter and meter and measure length to the nearest inch or centimeter.
      M2D1. Students will create simple tables and graphs and interpret their meaning.
      M3M2. Students will measure length choosing appropriate units and tools.
      M1-3P5. Students will represent mathematics in multiple ways.

Conference Room

Participants: up to 15 Teachers; K-5 Teachers will be given preference, others are encouraged to apply

Cost and Incentives:

  • Stipends of $100/day will be offered to those who complete the three-day, 18-hour course.
  • The course is free.
  • Application online:

Friday, May 18, 2018 (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 [email protected], 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

2018 Teachers Workshop: "DNA Is Elementary"

“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
  • Degree, Major/Minor, University/College, & Dates of Attendance
  • Please submit a paragraph on each of the following: 1) How you see this workshop impacting your teaching effectiveness. 2) Where you hope to be five years from now in your educational and career goals.
  • Please answer the following questions if you wish to receive a stipend; Georgia State’s Office of Disbursements needs the answers to fill out the Service Provider Classification Worksheet (SPCW) for you:

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY