Past Institutes

Each institute has a custom set of workshops that explore topics such as the process of science, agricultural science, optics and light, everyday chemistry, energy, rocks and minerals, biodiversity, coding and digital skills and more! Participants will walk away with classroom ready activities and materials.

SIET travels across Canada from coast to coast to coast. Here are some of the locations we’ve engaged with teachers for hands-on professional development.

ONLINE workshops – August and September 2020

This series of workshops included:

  • Making Your Science Classroom Come Alive
    Discover engaging ways to jump start classroom science. Explore your curiocity and think like a scientist, use your observation and inference skills and walk away with practical tools you can use with your students.
  • Properties of Air and the Basics of Flight
    Participants explore the physical properties of air, Bernoulli’s principle, and how different aspects of flight work through engaging and practical experiments and activities.
  • Creative Prototyping
    Participants will learn practical ways to engage students in hands-on prototyping (both physical & digital realms) while teaching remotely. A few quick creative challenges will be shared based on maker education activities. (offered in partnership with Actua)
  • Exploring Simple Machines
    Participants explore the different types of simple machines, the ways we can use mechanical advantage, and the applications of simple machines in our day-to-day lives.
  • Interactive Coding Workshop
    Interactive Coding Workshop This workshop is a basic introduction to Scratch and other fun coding activities, specifically geared towards teachers who want to support their students with building digital skills while teaching and learning remotely. (offered in partnership with Actua)

Iqaluit, Nunavut – February 18-20, 2020

In partnership with Actua

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – January 25, 2020

In partnership with Canadian Light Source

Kitimat, British Columbia – August 14 and 15, 2019

Two days of teacher professional development led by Ingenium

St John’s, Newfoundland – July 10 and 11, 2019

In partnership with NLESD

Prince George, British Columbia – August 21, 2018

In partnership with Science World British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia – August 17, 2018

In partnership with Science World British Columbia

St John’s, Newfoundland – July 25 & 26, 2018

Two days of teacher professional development led by Ingenium

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – July 17, 2018

In partnership with Canadian Light Source

Northern Alberta – July 3 to 7, 2018

In partnership with Inside Education – the lead organizer

Vancouver, British Columbia – August 15 to 18, 2017 

In partnership with Science World British Columbia

St John’s, Newfoundland – July 11 & 12, 2017

Two days of teacher professional development led by Ingenium

Iqaluit, Nunavut – February 13 to 15, 2017 

As part of the Nunavut Teachers’ Association Professional Improvement Week

Vancouver, British Columbia – August 9 to 12, 2016 

In partnership with Science World British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia – July 28 to 30, 2015 

In partnership with Science World BC, the Vancouver Aquarium and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

St. John’s, Newfoundland  – July 13, 2015

Waterloo, Ontario – April 25, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario – July 22 to 24, 2014,

Ottawa, Ontario – July 16 to 18, 2013,

Ottawa, Ontario – July 17 to 19, 2012,

Ottawa, Ontario – July 19 to 21, 2011