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, January 26, 2021 at 4:00 PM AND 7:00 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, February 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM AND 7:00 PM ET
Coding Without Computers
You don’t need a computer to learn about coding! Learn about the resources available that you can share with your students, and how learning to code is both fun and educational for students of any age.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM AND 7:00 PM ET
The Classroom Outdoors
Take your learning outdoors and teach your students how they can become citizen scientists. Find out how you can create easy-to-use tools that empower your students to gather data and record their observations of the natural world.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 4:00 PM AND 7:00 PM ET
Check back in the new year for additional workshops.
The first series of workshops were offered in August and September 2020, followed by a second series in November and December 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.