STEM Week 2018 – Guelph Civic Museum – submitted by Joanne O’Meara

November 26 – 30th the Department of Physics at the University of Guelph in conjunction with the Guelph Civic Museum will be hosting STEM week. A week full of interactive STEM activities that tie into the current Ontario curriculum. We’ll see you there! EDIT: Sign up is now LIVE with limited spaces available! Continue reading

6 YouTube channels that make learning about science fun

This post is part of Mashable’s ongoing series The Women Fixing STEM, which highlights trailblazing women in science, tech, engineering, and math, as well as initiatives and organizations working to close the industries’ gender gaps.

Learning shouldn’t stop after school ends, and the women of YouTube’s STEM channels prove that.

These aren’t the boring science lessons that you had to sit through in stuffy high school classrooms or massive college lecture halls. There are no tests, no grades, and no assignments. You will, however, need a sense of curiosity and a love for all things science.

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STEM Activities and Success in the Program for Gifted Learners – submitted by Chuck Cohen

 

at St. Brother Andre in the Ottawa Catholic School Board

  • As part of the OCSB’s deep learning initiative, learning opportunities in the Program for Gifted Learners (PGL) are planned with an eye to developing 6 Global Competency skills: collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, character and citizenship. These align with the skillset needed in the workforce for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as outlined recently at the World Economic Forum.
  • The PGL classroom – comprising blended grades 4 to 6 – embraces a culture of innovation to engage the students in critical thinking, with opportunities for failure so that they are equipped to persevere in creatively solving complex real world problems of the future. There are 2 PGL classroom’s in the Ottawa Catholic School Board, each led by educators Deborah Quail-Blier and Jackie Mason.
  • Students arrive at their designated PGL site one day per week from their community schools. They look forward to collaborating with like minded peers to pursue meaningful and challenging studies.

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Perimeter Institute Grade 7/8 STEM Day

Join Perimeter Institute in Waterloo for a day of professional development workshops for grade 7 and 8 teachers looking for fresh, inquiry-based lessons in STEM. Participants will receive snacks, lunch and integrated & curriculum-linked resources free.

Click here to download the Grade 7/8 Day Workshop Flyer 2018

 

Perimeter Institute Grade 5/6 STEM Day

Join Perimeter Institute in Waterloo for a day of professional development workshops for grade 5 and 6 teachers looking for fresh, inquiry-based lessons in STEM. Participants will receive snacks, lunch and integrated & curriculum-linked resources free.

Click here for the Grade 5-6 STEM Day Workshop Flyer 2018

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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.

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