Teacher Workshop

To kick off the year, teachers are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the annual GNOSEF Teacher Workshop VIRTUALLY on Zoom from 9:00am to 11:00am on both Saturday, August 28th and Saturday, October 2nd.  

Day 1 on August 28th will have sessions about steering students to a great project idea, constructing questions from observations, developing a research plan with students, designing a student assignment schedule, and hearing from grad student and teacher mentors. Day 2 on October 2nd will have sessions about the fair from the students’ perspective, project requirements and judging, paperwork and digital signatures, STEM Library Lab for student equipment and supplies, and experienced teacher panel for answers to your questions.

Thanks to The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation, a limited number of participating teachers who teach in the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard will receive a $50 stipend for EACH DAY of the workshop.  In order to be eligible for the stipend, teachers must fully participate in each workshop and complete a survey after EACH day of the workshop. Your full participation is required in order to receive the stipend provided by The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation. We also welcome teachers to participate from outside of the GNOSEF region, but we cannot guarantee stipends at this time.  All teachers including those who teach outside of this 4-parish region should sign up on the form below.

For teachers in the region, in order to ensure that you will have a spot in the PD, we are requiring a $20 deposit fee. Upon completion of the teacher PD, each teacher will receive a $50 stipend (if attended one day) or $100 (if attended both days) plus $20 deposit back mailed to their home address. Teachers will only receive ONE CHECK – this means the stipends will not be mailed until after the 2nd session on September 11th.  Teachers will not receive their $20 deposit back if they do not attend. After online registration, we will email with instructions to submit the $20 registration fee.