Accelerator – Winter 2020 Issue

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

Be sure to visit our SSTS Accelerator tab above to access previous issues!


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 acceleratorsask@gmail.com
  • 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:acceleratorsask@gmail.com at your convenience.

 

Sciematics 2020 – Registration

Sciematics 2020 is approaching (April 30th and May 1st)!
Register now if you plan to attend to take advantage of Early Bird registration prices!

Here is a bunch of information from our Sciematics page (above or at http://www.ssts.ca/sciematics/):

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:

Twitter: @sciematics
Instagram: @sciematics


– Logan

New Issue of Accelerator is out and Sciematics 2020 is on the horizon!

Greetings everyone!

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,
Logan

Schrödinger’s Class – PD Science and Tech Teachers – University of Waterloo

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!

Logan Petlak

Canadian Light Source – Teacher’s Workshop 2019

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


 

Winter Issue of Accelerator is available!

Reminder to go check out Accelerator – a journal full of Professional Development Opportunities, Articles, and information about the SSTS brought to you by Patrick Kossman!

The newest piece can be found here: Winter 2019

To view previous pieces, be sure to go to the Accelerator page above or here.

4th Annual Physics Workshop – April 17th 2019 (Regina)

Opportunity to learn more about physics at the University of Regina with Dr. N. Kolev!

Information on registration and agenda are below!


4th Annual Physics Workshop

                        Classical Physics: Particles, Fields and Interactions.

When: April 17, 2019, 9:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Crown Room, 4th Floor, Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre, Regina

Who: Dr. N. Kolev, Department of Physics, University of Regina

Description
The session will deal with the following topics: classical physics history, particle mechanics, Newton’s laws, force of gravity, fields and fundamental interactions, and limits of classical physics.

The session will be a mixture of lecture style presentation and group discussion to explore the conceptual aspects of classical physics. Efforts will be made to provide as many examples as possible for solving problems using the concepts of fields in physics. No advanced knowledge of mathematics will be assumed, but knowledge of basic mathematics will be helpful.

Registration (Deadline: April 05, 2019)

Name:  _____________________________      Phone/E-mail: ______________

Dietary Restriction: ______________________________

Cost: $160.00 (breakfast and lunch are included).

 

Contact Persons: Afroze Naqvi, Regina, 306-596-2216, afroze.naqvi@saskpolytech.ca; Blair Proctor, Lloydminster, 780-875-5513, blair.proctor@lpsd.ca; Chris Buzinski, 306-229-6455, CBuzinski@gscs.ca

Please e-mail the registration to physicsworkshop76@hotmail.com or mail the registration to Physics Workshop, Box 37031, Regina South, Regina, SK.   S4S 7K3

Please send your cheque (payable to Physics Workshop) to the following address:

Physics Workshop, Box 37031 Regina South, Regina, SK.  S4S 7K3

The payment can also be made via e-mail using the following e-mail: physicsworkshop76@hotmail.com

Special room rate is available at Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre for anybody requiring accommodation. Please request physics workshop rate by calling (306) 586-3443

 

AGENDA

PHYSICS WORKSHOP

Classical Physics: Particles, Fields and Interactions
April 17, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Nikolay Kolev

AGENDA

8:45 – 9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 9:40 Introductory Remarks
9:40 – 10:20 A Brief History of Classical Physics
10:20 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:30 Particle Mechanics, Newton’s Laws, Force of Gravity and Its Implications
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Fields and Interactions I: An Analogy between Gravitational and Electrostatic Interactions
2:00 – 2:10 Coffee Break
2:10 – 3:10 Fields and Interactions II: The Usefulness of the Concept of Field. Fundamental Interactions. The Limits of Classical Physics
3:10 – 3:30 Questions and Answers Session and Concluding Remarks

Facilitator Opportunity – Education Learning Communities at U of S

Facilitator Opportunity for Professional Growth Network members through the University of Saskatchewan


In an effort to promote the expertise of PGN members, the Federation would like to bring to your attention the following opportunity to serve as a facilitator to students at the University of Saskatchewan through their Education Learning Communities.

The aim of Education Learning Communities is to welcome and engage students who are working primarily on external course work into the College of Education, and to infuse the College of Education with the strength of new ideas and fresh perspectives. Because the teaching profession is guided by the “lived curriculum” of those it serves, learning communities seek to create flexible and supportive spaces that involve students in the life of the College, help them to recognize their own needs, activate their strengths, and build a sense of belonging among Education students within the broader university community.

The Education Learning Communities are unique in that they are offered in each term and in both Years 1 and 2, resulting in four courses:  EDLC 101, EDLC 102, EDLC 201 and EDLC 202. In order to accommodate the schedules of upper year Education students (Years 3 and 4), the learning communities take place Mondays 4:00 to 4:50 p.m., Thursdays 4:00 to 4:50 p.m. and Fridays 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Each level of learning community follows a “curriculum”, arranged to begin with self and broadening to the global community:

EDLC 101 – Community on Campus

EDLC 102 – Community in the City

EDLC 201 – Discovering Saskatchewan

EDLC 202 – Global Community

Members of a professional growth network who are interested in making an impact on Year 1 and 2 students, may contact Kathy Pryor-Hildebrandt (Education Learning Communities Coordinator/Field Experiences Officer) or Jade Ryan (Education Learning Communities Officer/Academic Advisor) at Ed_learningcommunities@usask.ca

via Scott Burant of the STF

Project WILD – SaskOutdoors Professional Development Opportunity

Project WILD Workshop
Sunday October 28
9am-4pm
28 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
$60 for SaskOutdoors Members, $65 for non members

Looking for practical tools for teaching out on the land? SaskOutdoors is hosting a fun and practical training session aimed at introducing educators to the interdisciplinary Project WILD Activity Guide. The Project WILD guide (included in price) provides educators with 121 experiential lesson plans about wildlife and the environment that can be adapted for any age, grade or subject.

During the six-hour Project WILD training workshop you’ll learn how to facilitate Project WILD lessons as well as how to adapt Project WILD for your own purposes. The workshop will be facilitated by Jana from Wildernook Fresh Air Learning at the U of S Campus near the Education building. Please come dressed to actively participate outside.

Website: http://saskoutdoors.org/event-calendar/post/project-wild-workshop1538531128
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1939932392762956/

 


Logan

2018 Teacher’s Forestry Tour

A professional development opportunity regarding the forestry industry in Saskatchewan! Many connections to Environmental Science 20 and other science curricula!

Poster Available Here

Registration Form Available Here

Poster Details Below:


Attention High School Science Teachers!

Join us for the:
2018 Teachers’ Forestry Tour
August 21st-23rd 2018
Space is limited, contact us soon if you are interested. Please email the attached form to: dsande@forsite.ca

Contact: 306-961-8933 for more details.

  • Immerse yourself in an outdoor learning experience.
  • Learn from experts about sustainable forest management, planning, harvesting, regeneration, natural disturbance, forest wildfires, forest insects and disease, forest ecology and wildlife, and climate change.
  • Visit a mill, see an active harvesting operation, tour regeneration sites, and compare a variety of forest types.
  • Travel comfortably in a chartered highway bus and stay in the beautiful Elk Ridge Resort located near the Prince Albert National Park.
  • Get the opportunity to go on a helicopter tour.
  • Network with your peers and forestry experts.
  • Replenish your environmental sciences lesson plan toolkit with fresh ideas, broadened understanding, and renewed inspiration.