Teacher Workshop

To kick off the year, teachers are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the annual GNOSEF Teacher Workshop on Saturday, September 7th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Tulane University in the Lindy Boggs Center (building 15 on the campus map). Lunch will be provided. 

Due to a grant the GNOSEF received from The Brown Foundation, this year, teachers will receive a $100 stipend for their time!!  Please complete the form below to register for the workshop. The registration deadline is Friday, August 23 or until registration is full. 

In order to ensure that you will have a spot in the PD, we are requiring a $25 deposit fee. Upon completion of all 4 hours of the teacher PD, each teacher will receive $125 ($100 stipend plus $25 deposit back) mailed to their home address. Participating teachers will also receive Science Fair Warm-Up, Grades 8-12: Learning the Practice of Scientists written by John Haysom and published by the National Science Teachers Association. Teachers will only receive the stipend if they attend all 4 hours. Also, teachers will not receive their $25 deposit back if they do not attend. 

Teachers also have the option to stay for an additional hour from 1-2pm to meet the teacher mentors, discuss box.com, or any other questions regarding participating in the GNOSEF. Teacher mentors are all former science teachers in the area and all are part of the Scientific Review Committee of the GNOSEF (committee that reviews all projects that are submitted). These teacher mentors can come to your school and help with paperwork and question development or give presentations to teachers/administrators at your school. Teachers who stay for the additional hour will receive an additional $25 stipend.

Presentations by experienced teachers will address finding opportunities and overcoming obstacles, while providing important information needed to participate in the GNOSEF. Attendees will be awarded a certificate after the five-hour training session, which can be submitted to their school district for requesting CLU (Continuing Learning Unit) credits. There will also be brief presentations on the timeline for participating in the GNOSEF, and an overview of the more than $60,000 in awards, prizes, and grants for students, teachers and schools.

This year’s topics include:

  • Why is this Important to the World? – Learn how to work with your students to develop meaningful, testable questions and how to use those questions to develop a Research Plan.
  • Getting through the GNOSEF/ISEF Paperwork – Assistance and mentorship with knowing what forms need to be submitted along with timelines for submission and ISEF changes for 2020.
  • Dealing with Data – Help your students in understanding how to collect, display, and analyze data.
  • Best Practices for Setting Up Your Fair – Hear the top 5 tips for school fair success from experienced science fair teachers.