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.

We focused on offering FREE online workshops open to teachers across Canada this summer.

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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Soil Science Comes Alive!

Our climate, our food systems, and our environment are all linked. At the heart of food production, we find soil – a complex ecosystem made of living and non-living things. In this session, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum presents a series of activities and investigations to make soil science and sustainable agriculture concepts tangible for students. Prepare to get your hands dirty!

Friday, July 14, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

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.

Monday, July 17, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Coding Without Computers
Investigate hands-on activities that help student learn the basic aspects of coding – without computers! This workshop shows how essential programming concepts, such as variables and syntax, can be presented to very young students in a fun and engaging manner.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Aquatic Science

Are you ready to make a splash in the world of aquatic science? Through interactive activities, participants will learn about the importance of preserving and protecting our aquatic habitats and gain insight into how to bring this knowledge into the classroom.

Wednesday, July 19 at 1:00 PM EDT

Creating resource equity: How to introduce 21st century skills and concepts with a limited budget
Navigating through all the educational tools and resources available can be overwhelming. It doesn’t help that they often come with a hefty price tag. Explore engineering, design thinking, coding, and 3D printing strategies and activities using what you already have in the classroom… or the recycling bin! Take part in the ideation conversation, and collaborate to find ways to apply this to your specific classroom context.

Thursday, July 20 at 1:00 PM EDT

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.

Friday, July 21 at 1:00 PM EDT

Climate Science
Engaging activities help participants recognize various factors contributing to climate change and gain an appreciation for the impact they have on the Earth. From a climate calculator geared to youth to a carbon emission game, this workshop shares activities that help you start the climate conversation with your students.

Monday, July 24, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Let’s Get Physical: Leveraging TinkerCAD for Student-Centered STEM Projects
Explore the engineering design process, and student-centred learning activities that leverage TinkerCAD, a free web based 3D design tool. Participants will leave the workshop having explored coding and the creation of their own 3D objects, along with hands-on activities and ideas that can be incorporated into their classroom.

This workshop is being offered by Ingenium’s partner Actua, one of Canada’s leading STEM education outreach organization.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 1:00 PM EDT

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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Pidik- waung- awaewin: Math, Music and All Our Relations


This workshop will be led by an Indigenous presenter who will deliver his presentation orally in English. All visual material, presentation slides and resources will be shared in English and French.

Explore the connections between math, Hip Hop music, and their connection to certain aspects of First Nations cultures. Hip-hop has a rich history of celebrating Black, Indigenous and racialized people’s realities, stories and experiences, often as an art form to empower community through kinship, equality and storytelling. In this workshop, we explore the mathematical connections behind modern Hip Hop and create vivid comparisons to mathematics in nature and what they share in traditional First Nations music. Through this, we will examine how music mutually connects us to the Earth and the empathy needed to care for her, all our relations and all future generations.

This workshop is being offered by Ingenium’s partner Actua, one of Canada’s leading STEM education outreach organization.

Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

Some of these workshops will be offered again due to popular demand. For details on these please check out our “Past Workshops” tab.

Are you planning a PD day for your school or board? Want to propose a SIET workshop for your network?

Please reach out if you’d like to work with us on scheduling these award winning workshops with your network:  education@ingeniumCanada.org