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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
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).
Please e-mail the registration to firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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
Classical Physics: Particles, Fields and Interactions
April 17, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Nikolay Kolev
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 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
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!
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)
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)
Project WILD Workshop
Sunday October 28
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.
If you know anybody who would be interested (ages 12-16), go to the link in the information below!
SaskInteractive is proud to present ‘Game on! Video Game Design Camp.’ This week long camp runs from July 23rd-27th and is open to youth ages 12-16 who are looking to learn how to design a video game. The camp will be held in the Soundstage and Production offices located at 1831 College Ave, Regina.
Students will get hands-on experience building a video game using software that is built for beginners. By utilizing this kind of software, students will be able to focus on being creative and telling a story, all through the medium of video games!
Some of the things we’ll cover…
- Basic coding and mechanics of games
- Storyboarding, sketching, and prototyping the game design process
- Designing and constructing a game
The final day will feature a showcase of the games where friends and family are invited to come see what students have created, including playing the games!
Additional information is available at https://www.picatic.com/event15297132864095.
A professional development opportunity regarding the forestry industry in Saskatchewan! Many connections to Environmental Science 20 and other science curricula!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan combined with the SaskTech industry group is offering a 4-day summer event for Saskatchewan high school CS teachers, from August 15th to 18th.
The event is split between a Tech Tour (Aug. 15-16) of multiple local tech companies and a Teaching Workshop (Aug. 17-18) held at the University of Saskatchewan campus. The Teaching Workshop will focus on the implementation of the new provincial CS 20/30 curriculum, with sessions led and developed by the veteran CS teachers who helped create that curriculum. Teachers are invited to attend either the Tech Tour or the Teaching Workshop or both as their schedules permit.
A strong CS curriculum in high school is important to the University of Saskatchewan. We now require CS 30 as a pre-requisite for direct entry into the Computer Science major.
Novice or first-time computer science teachers are particularly welcome, as are teachers/administrators from schools that do not currently offer CS 30 but might consider doing so in the near future.
We have money for this (generously provided by Google and their CS4HS program). We will fully cover travel and overnight accommodation expenses for teachers from outside Saskatoon. Lunch will be provided for all participants for all 4 days.
The basic event details are as follows:
What: Computer Science Teacher’s Workshop
Where: Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan Campus
When: Wednesday, Aug. 15th to Saturday, Aug. 18th
Please use the following form to sign up:
Teachers are also invited to access the online course and resource site hosted by the USask Computer Science Department. This course is provided as a “community of practice” to allow teachers to connect and hone their computer science skills year-round and at their own pace.
You can also contact Dr. Jeff Long for further details: