Let’s Talk Science: A New Digital Literacy Virtual Summit May 4th-8th

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


 

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

Junior Astronauts – Classroom Opportunity Grades 6-9

Junior Astronauts – Classroom Opportunity via CSAExploring By The Seat of Your Pants


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/juniorastronauts/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!

– 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.

Engineering Week Opportunities – Girl Day and Future City – DiscoverE

DiscoverE (formerly National Engineers Week) has two events coming up if you’re interested in observing the live streams of either the Girl Day or Future City event!

Information below!
– Logan


We’re live streaming two events in February!

Engineers Week is a time to celebrate engineers’ accomplishments and engage the next generation of engineers.

Join us and do both ….

Girl Day Capitol Hill Briefing
Hear from our panel of role models, college students, and girls about messages that inspire and learn why young women persist in engineering.
Wednesday, February 13th from 12:00 to 1:00pm (ET, USA)
RSVP Today

Future City’s 2019 Finals
Tune-in and watch the top five teams compete for the championship. You’ll be amazed by their clever ideas and compelling presentations.
Tuesday, February 19th from 8:30am to 12:30pm (ET, USA)
RSVP Today

 

 

Online STEM Career Panel – PD Opportunity

Coming soon to a device near you!

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) online career panels.

STEM industry experts will talk about their careers and answer student-submitted questions.
This will be streamed live and will be recorded for future access.

There are two dates and times to choose from:

February 15, 9:30 a.m. EST

February 23, noon EST (9:00 a.m. PT)

Each panel has three different panelists who work in diverse occupations. For more details about our panelists and information on how to access the live events or recorded videos,
visit Online STEM Career Panel
on CurioCity