Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC) have an October Spotlight on Careers: Science & Technology
Activities are happening all next week for teachers and students to pop into via Zoom (October 19th-23rd)!
More information available here: October – Spotlight on Science & Technology Information
Visit www.saskatooniec.ca for additional information as well!
Sciematics will be happening Spring 2021!
We wanted to inform you all that planning is occurring for Sciematics to occur in Spring 2021. More details will come soon, but we will be going Virtual! The planning team is hard at work to bring you an incredible virtual learning experience!
An free online virtual professional development summit is coming May 4th-May 8th from Let’s Talk Science!
It focuses on Digital Literacy, online learning, and supporting students with EdTech!
Register today through the additional details below:
May 4-8, join us (and colleagues from across Canada) for the New Digital Literacy virtual summit! Sessions include keynote talks from online teaching and learning experts, how to support student learning with EdTech, and demonstrations of online learning tools. There is no cost to register for summit sessions. Sign up and attend, and if you can’t attend in person you can watch the recording at your convenience!
English PDF – A New Digital Literacy_Une nouvelle littératie numérique_virtual summit schedule
French PDF – Une nouvelle litteratie numerique_A New Digital Literacy Virtual Summit Schedule
A new issue (Winter 2020) of Accelerator is out! Available here!
Some topics in this issue:
- AITC Resources & Workshop information
- Carla Cooper’s experience at MILSET 2019
- Ways to use Tech in the Classroom by Judson Trenholm
- Sciematics 2020 Presenter Information
Accelerator is a Saskatchewan science educator journal by Patrick Kossmann! It includes professional development opportunities, highlights of the SSTS executive, and articles including lessons and other resources that are valuable to STEM educators.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Would you like to share your ideas with other teachers?
Would you allow others to benefit from your expertise?
Perhaps you have a concern about science education in Saskatchewan today. We are always looking for articles and teacher demos/classroom activities to print in our journal.
You can send your articles to us in a variety of ways:
- by email (preferably MS WORD attachment or plain TEXT) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- FAX (771-4207)
- Regular mail P.O. Box 70, Balgonie SK. S0G 0E0
Any photographs that you wish to enclose would be great! They need to be mailed to the editor by snail mail, or an original, not scanned, digital photograph can be emailed along with the article. If you are emailing in an article and/or photograph, please email it to:email@example.com at your convenience.
Sciematics 2020 is approaching (April 30th and May 1st)!
Register now if you plan to attend to take advantage of Early Bird registration prices!
Interested in Attending? Click here to register or visit our Participants page!
Register before the early bird deadline of March 15th, 2020!
Costs associated with each designation:
$150 – Early Bird (register by March 15, 2020)
$200 – Regular Teacher/other
$100 – Pre-Service Teacher
Interested in Presenting? Fill in this form here!
Visit our Presenters page for more information on our presenters!
Interested in our Sponsors or sponsoring Sciematics 2020? Click here or contact us!
Visit our Sponsors page!
Interested in having a Display at Sciematics 2020? Click here or contact us!
Visit our Display page!
For information about Sciematics be sure to look on social media:
Junior Astronauts is a program which encourages kids grades 6-9 to engage in activities central to being an astronaut in three streams – STEM, Fitness and Nutrition and Teamwork/Communications. By doing the activities, they’re entered to win:
A) a visit from a CSA astronaut and
B) a visit to Astronaut kids training camp in the Summer in Quebec.
More info is here: https://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/resources-young/junior–astronauts/default.asp
If you are interested in more opportunities like this to connect with scientists and explorers, feel free to visit www.exploringbytheseat.com as well!
Patrick Kossman has released a new issue of Accelerator which includes information on some professional development and articles! It is available here: Accelerator Fall 2019 or on the Accelerator page via the tab above!
Additionally, Sciematics 2020 is happening in Saskatoon! Be sure to check the top tab for more information!
Hope every is having a great start to their school year,
Looks like an amazing opportunity for science educators!
Details below! No registration fee, transportation and accommodations are covered.
Join us for three days at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) for the fifth Schrödinger’s Class teachers’ workshop on quantum mechanics. You will have the opportunity to attend lectures and engage in hands-on activities focused on the integration of quantum technology into the current teaching curriculum. We will discuss quantum information science and technology to give you a deeper understanding of quantum mechanics. You will discover how harnessing remarkable quantum phenomena is not only transforming the way we compute and communicate today, but how it will change the technological landscape of tomorrow.
Application Deadline: October 4th 2019
The workshop will run November 22-24 2019
The workshop is open to any Canadian science and technology teacher, with a focus on physics and chemistry. There is no registration fee, and costs of transportation, accommodation, and meals are covered.
More details can be found at: www.uwaterloo.ca/iqc/programs/schrodingers-class
Hope the start of your year has been going well!
Saskatchewan Science Teacher’s Society Annual General Meeting 2019 (SSTS AGM 2019)
Come join us online for the SSTS AGM 2019 at 8:30pm on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019!
Zoom meeting info: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/5500617062
Look forward to meeting you and seeing you there!
I recommend testing out whatever device you intend to connect with beforehand to make sure that it works!
– Logan Petlak
Taken from: https://www.lightsource.ca/teachersworkshop
PDF of Speakers – Available Here
Meet a Scientist – Learn the Research – Participate in an Experiment – Connect to Curriculum
Connect classroom science with scientific research! This workshop is an opportunity for science educators to learn more about current Canadian scientific research with hands-on activities at one of Canada’s biggest research facilities. Each year we open our doors to the nation’s science teachers, providing them the unique opportunity to:
- Participate in synchrotron experiments
- Learn about novel research in many disciplines
- Network with scientists who share their experiences and enthusiasm for science
- Explore the entire facility
- Make connections to science curriculum
CLS provides an exciting, real-life context for many of the outcomes expected in the science classroom.
The Teachers’ Workshop also provides the necessary training for your students to be able to participate in the award winning Students on the Beamlines program.
Date: July 17 – 19, 2019 (3 Day Workshop)
Location: Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, SK
Cost: $250.00 + GST
Fee supports activities, lunches, evening social, and teaching resource package.
Funding: Limited travel funding available