Science World is committed to supporting science and technology education throughout British Columbia. In recent consultations with BC teachers we identified a need for more in-service teacher support, especially to support the new curriculum. Science World’s professional development workshops embrace an approach to teaching and learning that reflects the new curriculum’s focus on place-based, inquiry learning.
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Date: November 8, 2019
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science
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Evening Teacher's Series
Science World is pleased to continue this workshop series for K to 9 teachers to learn and connect with others in the teaching community around a topic. These FREE 2 hour workshops will be held after-school at TELUS World of Science in Vancouver or The Exploration Place in Prince George, between November and May, and pre-registration is required. We are also pleased to offer a number of these sessions en français!
Participants do not have to register for all sessions, but we will be building on concepts from one session to the other. Participants are encouraged to register for the entire series in their language of choice.
October 10, 2019
The Exploration Place
Computational Thinking across the Curriculum (including assessment) (K–9)
The ADST curriculum from K to 9 is built on the model of integrating the applied design process into other subject areas. This workshop will allow teachers to explore cross-curricular lessons involving coding and computational thinking to demonstrate how this problem-solving strategy can be applied in subjects such as language arts, physical education, science, and math. Discussions and hands-on activities will allow participants to leave this session with a better understanding of creating meaningful interdisciplinary lessons, of assessment of curriculum and self-assessment of core competencies.
October 17, 2019
November 6, 2019
November 12, 2019
Introduction à la pensée informatique et la programmation sans technologie (M–9)
November 26, 2019
Digital and Scientific Literacy (K–12)
December 5, 2019
La science et la littéracie numérique (M–9)
Each session is based on Science World’s professional development offerings for teachers. See offerings below if you’re interested in Science World delivering a particular session for staff at your school.
STEAM Days of Summer (held annually during Summer Break)
STEAM Days of Summer is Science World's multi-day summer professional learning workshop for educators. Participants delve into innovative strategies for teaching STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math) while networking with colleagues throughout BC. The theme for August 2019: Computational Thinking. Follow along on twitter #STEAMDAYS19