Using D2L as a Blended Learning Platform for SNC1D and SPH4U | STAO Connex by Jeff Wellman

Futurists predict that those who work in jobs that require lower education and lower skill sets have a higher chance to have their jobs lost or restructured while those that require greater education or are highly skilled will be less affected. There is a growing urgency now because the discussion has moved from the theoretical to the observable.  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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

University science, tech programs should be reformed to appeal to more women: report. Globe and Mail

Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders urges new methods of teaching STEM subjects as early as middle school

Source: University science, tech programs should be reformed to appeal to more women: report

Science Careers: An Interview with an Biomedical Engineer

Submitted by Leila Knetsch, TDSB.

Interview done by Gr. 11 student Amy Cao from Albert Campbell CI

Amy is a student of Leila Knetsch, her Biology teacher.  Amy called up the university, asked for the name of a female biomedical engineer and went downtown and did this interview.  I think that that shows a lot of initiative from my student and I think that people (students and teachers) can benefit from hearing about what different scientists are doing, especially in the area of biomedical engineering, which is garnering a lot of interest amongst students, especially young women.

Click here for the complete interview

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Thanks to Leila Knetsch of TDSB for the idea…..

Our Women in STEM

These are just a handful of some incredible Canadian women working in various STEM fields. Their backgrounds are diverse, their challenges are varied, but they have the same goal: to be the best versions of themselves. Please explore and learn about our honorary women scientists, engineers, and esteemed community experts.

Why STEM?

 Learning about STEM fields is important for young people everywhere. As our world becomes more global and technology continues to advance exponentially, STEM fields and their associated careers will thrive. It opens opportunities everywhere, not to mention the value of tangible knowledge about bodies, mechanics, computers, and the world.

Click here to go to the source and find out more….