Beginning Teachers’ Advisory Group and STAO

Beginning Teachers’ Advisory Group (BTAG):

STAO is looking for members of this newly formed advisory group to serve the crucial role of being a catalyst for the future growth of STAO by bringing the opinions of a diverse group of teachers to the attention of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. If you are attending STAO2015 and are a teacher of no more than 10 years’ classroom experience, consider attending the BTAG “meet-and-greet” to be held on Thursday, Nov. 12th and Friday, Nov 13th between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm at Harry’s Bar. Find out if being a member of the BTAG is a good fit for you.

Still Need a Reason to Attend STAO2015?bob mcdonald


  • Reason to Attend #22: The Host of CBC’s “Quirks and Quarks”, Bob McDonald, will be joining us on Saturday, November 14th as our featured speaker!
  • Reason to Attend #36: Are you a primary, junior, or intermediate grade level teacher? Following the success of our Elementary Extravaganza last year, we will have over 30 sessions centred on K-8 STEM lessons and activities on Saturday, November 14th.
  • Reason to Attend #8: Poster sessions, poster sessions, poster sessions! Each day at STAO2015, there will be posters on display featuring lessons and activities that were effective in classrooms across Ontario.
  • Reason to Attend #125: We are celebrating 125 years of STAO/APSO! Celebrate this milestone with us! Every day, we will have a cake-cutting ceremony and other activities which #celebratescience with @STAOAPSO.

On-line Registration for STAO2015 closes Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8:00 pm. After that time, you can still register at the conference hotel at the higher, on-site rate.