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.
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!
Follow this link to the PDF for more information. The following is taken from the first page of the document. Looks like a great opportunity to facilitate student learning and provide support to students in other parts of the world!
For SASKATCHEWAN teachers of grades 6-11 Social Studies Science Health/Health Science
Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) is a free online learning resource for Canadian students that connects local learning to GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: students earn vaccines for children in need through UNICEF.
The best links to Saskatchewan curriculum are:
• Grade 6 & 8 Health
• Grade 6 Social Studies
• Grade 8 Science
• Health Science 20
Or teachers may find more!
KBI is brimming with carefully curated lessons linked to science, health or social studies curricula on a wide range of topics including:
• Evaluating online information sources
• Global child health inequality and the roles of NGOs
• Germs and infections
• Human body’s immune system
• History and development of vaccines
• Do’s and don’ts of antibiotics
• Spread of infectious diseases & outbreaks
Indigenous Elders and Storytellers lead the development of culturally appropriate content in KBI lessons and the site.
HOW IT WORKS
After completing a lesson, students use a computer or their own device (e.g. smart phone) to take quizzes to earn vaccines in support of UNICEF Canada. The more quizzes a student completes, the more vaccines they earn for kids in another part of the world through UNICEF. It’s that simple!
Classroom Resource Opportunity! Information Below!
Planet Protector Academy: H2Whoa!
A fun, engaging teaching resource on water conservation and protection that supports curriculum expectations for Grades 3-6.
Fully funded (no cost!) for teachers in Saskatchewan thanks to funding from RBC Foundation, the H2Whoa! resource helps you:
- Meet Saskatchewan curriculum expectations for Grades 3-6 in science, arts education, language, and social studies, as well as 21st-century learning skills!
- Save time with 4x pre-planned lessons about 60-90mins each – no training required
- Integrate Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into your lessons, with content developed in collaboration with Indigenous elders, culture keepers, and artists. Learn more.
- Engage diverse learners through a fun arts-based and interdisciplinary approach
Full details and sign-up info @ planetprotectoracademy.com/in/saskatchewan-h2w/
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)
Global Education Project
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