GYSTC has developed sessions over the years to address the needs of schools in our region that include the following topics: Vocabulary, formative Assessment, Writing in Science, Literacy, Inquire-Based Instruction, Project Based Learning, or STEM. These sessions can be delivered in a format that best meets the needs of your school such as planning periods, after school, or on professional learning days.
With few exceptions, all of the materials, resources, and services listed are available at no cost to schools and teachers from membership systems. For additional information, please contact West GYSTC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 328-8530.
West GYSTC Kit & Equipment Training
Is there a piece of equipment you really want to use in your classroom, but not sure how to use it? Do you wonder what all you can check out and use in your classroom from West GYSTC? Join us at one of our Kit and Equipment Training's we hold quarterly at West GYSTC.
Spring 2022- Date TBD
UWG Education Center Room 119
Explore with the Edison Robots, Hover Board, Star Lab, Digital Microscopes, Melting Blocks, Van de Graaff and More
* Correlated to the Georgia Standards of Excellence
University of West Georgia
College of Education
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, Ga 30117
Join Us Winter 2022
Date - TBD
Growing Up Wild
8:30 A.M.- 3:30 P.M.
Classes are free; books are $26 for each class.
Complete the registration below.
Life Science in an Elementary Classroom
Edison Robotics & Coding
Solarize a Classroom
November 13, 2022
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Villa Rica Elementary School
314 Peachtree Street
Villa Rica, GA. 30180
Learn about activities to teach elementary science standards and renewable energy with a more hands on approach with solar panels. Discover how you can check out the SAC Classroom for your school.
What is Stem?
Still a little nervous about crossing over and incorporating STEM into your classroom? Join us for a fun time of STEM basics and participate in STEM activities related to GSE (Georgia Standards of Excellence).
Distinguish between a "project" and "project-based learning" while developing a framework for how to implement PBL into your classroom. Leave with some PBL ideas to try in your classroom.
If you are interested in checking out this equipment, you must attend a training session. Learn tips on set up and care for the Star Lab. Leave with links of lesson ideas from teaching topics from the solar system, plant cell, Greek Mythology to Earth's Geography. Also, learn how to use the hover craft and Van de Graaff Generator.
Linking Literature: STEM Lessons Based on Books
Using a framework, teachers will develop lessons and engineering challenges based on texts they're already reading with their students. This is curriculum integration at its best.