The Summer Institute for Elementary Teachers is an interactive professional learning workshop for primary and junior-level teachers (kindergarten to grade 6). The program shares innovative teaching strategies for integrating science, technology, engineering, and math into classroom lessons. Teachers discover new ways to have students apply their knowledge and are equipped with information and resources.
This year we’re focused on offering online workshops open to teachers across Canada.
Below you will find the details for the next series of workshops. More will follow later in the school year. Workshops are one hour long and require pre-registration.
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Process of Science – Making Your Science Classroom Come Alive
Discover engaging ways to jump start classroom science. Explore your curiosity and think like a scientist, use your observation and inference skills and walk away with practical tools you can use with your students.
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 at 4 PM AND 7 PM ET
Math – The Science of Patterns
Explore patterns and use this to predict and see how this this can help crack codes. Discover math and patterns in nature, see how it can inspire creativity and understand why some call math the science of patterns.
Tuesday November 10th, 2020 at 4 PM AND 7 PM ET
Widget Building Workshop
Widgets are fun and simple activities that can be done with elementary school students to illustrate science concepts. This workshop will include a number of easy projects that explore sound and energy and encourage critical thinking skills in students.
Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at 4 PM AND 7 PM ET
Seeing the Invisible
Discover how you can transform your cell phone into a powerful tool to explore the “micro-world”. Use this to explore close up crystal shape and the structure of objects and unleash your student’s curiosity to explore the world around them.
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 at 4 PM AND 7 PM ET
The first workshops were offered in August and September 2020. You can find the list of these under the “Past Workshops” tab. Some of these workshops will be offered again due to popular demand.