Indigenous Peoples’ Curriculum Resources – a new STAO Publication

 

The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO) has created additional curriculum resources on ways of incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into the science and technology and science curriculum. These resources involve Indigenous Peoples, their ancient knowledge, practices, customs, and lifeways; therefore, the paradigm, agenda, purpose, process, and outcomes must be appropriate and sensitive to their perspective. Continue reading

The best screen for every classroom! Try it and love it.

This website provides a screen for teachers to use in their classroom. It includes several tools along the bottom of the screen including: a timer and clock, a random name generator and even a sound level monitor! I think this screen is great for both primary and secondary teachers. It provides a lot of similar features to smart notebook, which is great for any teachers who do not have access to this. Continue reading

Free Posters Celebrating Women Role Models in Science, Technology, and Math – submitted by Sarah Hickey

This website (amightygirl.com) has some really awesome posters available for download that highlight women in science. There were a few that I hadn’t heard of! As well, there are suggestions/reviews of books related to science on the website.

Eight downloadable posters celebrating women of STEM perfect for displaying in kids’ rooms and classrooms!

Source: Free Posters Celebrating Women Role Models in Science, Technology, and Math

Thanks Sarah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Humans of the CSA – Magdalena Wierus – Intermediate Operations Engineer (Logistics and Sustaining Engineering)

Magdalena Wierus is Intermediate Operations Engineer (Logistics and Sustaining Engineering) at the Canadian Space Agency.

Source: Humans of the CSA – Magdalena Wierus – Intermediate Operations Engineer (Logistics and Sustaining Engineering)

Live Safe Work Smart Photo Contest

Lights, camera, and action! A reminder to enter the It’s Your Job student video contest

The Ministry of Labour will continue to accept entries for the 2018/19 It’s Your Job video contest untilMarch 4, 2019. All Ontario secondary school students are eligible to participate.

Encourage your students to develop an original video that can be used on social media to illustrate the importance of working safely on the job.

If you need ideas, the optional theme for this year is “The business case for health and safety.” Inspire your students to show how workplace health and safety can improve the bottom-line for businesses and make it easier for businesses to grow and prosper.

Students and their schools can win cash prizes, as well as provincial and national recognition. The first place video in the national contest will premiere at the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week launch ceremony on May 6, 2019.

Visit the contest page to learn more about the contest and prizes and check out our winners from previous years for some inspiration.

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