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.
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
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
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.
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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Founded in 2016, the STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
Source: STEAM Horizon Awards
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