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Teacher GiST/BATS PD

Teachers participating in professional development.

Welcome to Teacher GiST/BATS!

The next Teacher GiST/BATS event is Saturday, March 19 from 9:00-12:00 at Tulane University.

Register now: https://applyprecollege.tulane.edu/register/teacher-gist-march-2022

We have partnered with faculty in Tulane’s Teacher Certification program to develop GiST and BATS workshop tracks just for teachers. Through this partnership and the generosity of our donors, we are pleased to be able to offer teachers the chance to participate in 2 unique workshops at each event that align with the new Louisiana Science Standards for FREE! Participating teachers will get to experience the workshop hands on, discuss how to implement the activities and aligned standards into their classrooms, and receive both aligned curricula ideas AND supplies to bring the activities back to your school! Additionally, a $75 stipend will be given to all participating teachers. Space is limited and preference will be given to teachers from majority free or reduced lunch schools.

At this time, all participating teachers must show proof of a COVID-19 Vaccination in order to be able to attend the workshops at Tulane. This requirement is in accordance with Tulane and Orleans Parish COVID-19 policies.

Teacher GiST/BATS Objectives:

  • To help Louisiana middle school science teachers gain a deeper understanding of science and engineering practices; practices that are core components of the new Louisiana science standards.
  • To engage teachers in hands-on, minds-on STEM experiences led by science and engineering faculty and graduate students.
  • To provide middle school science teachers an opportunity to discuss the integration of standard’s-aligned lessons and learning experiences in their middle school science classrooms.
  • To provide middle school science teachers with classroom kits containing guides to the workshops and the materials utilized to be utilized in their schools and classrooms.

Schedule for Teacher GiST/BATS (9:00am-12:00pm):

  • 9:00-9:25 Check-in
  • 9:30-10:20 Workshop #1
  • 10:30-11:20 Workshop #2
  • 11:30-12:00 Collaborative Planning

Teachers of any gender are invited to attend the teacher workshops.

Register Now!


For questions, please email K12STEM@tulane.edu.