The Georgia Department of Education has launched the Science Ambassadors program to support professional learning and implementation of the new Science Georgia Standards of Excellence. GaDOE is accepting nominations for the program through school districts. GSTA board members will also be participating in the program. After receiving training from GaDOE, Ambassadors will provide professional learning to other educators in their local areas. There are also plans pending for teacher workshops to be held in summer 2017. Here is an excerpt from the DOE memo describing the program.
The Science Ambassador Program is designed to augment the leadership capacity of science educators across the state by providing targeted training to a cadre of science teachers, science academic instructors and coaches, RESA science specialists, science curriculum specialists, and other science educators to support professional development for their local school districts.