Project WILD – SaskOutdoors Professional Development Opportunity

Project WILD Workshop
Sunday October 28
9am-4pm
28 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
$60 for SaskOutdoors Members, $65 for non members

Looking for practical tools for teaching out on the land? SaskOutdoors is hosting a fun and practical training session aimed at introducing educators to the interdisciplinary Project WILD Activity Guide. The Project WILD guide (included in price) provides educators with 121 experiential lesson plans about wildlife and the environment that can be adapted for any age, grade or subject.

During the six-hour Project WILD training workshop you’ll learn how to facilitate Project WILD lessons as well as how to adapt Project WILD for your own purposes. The workshop will be facilitated by Jana from Wildernook Fresh Air Learning at the U of S Campus near the Education building. Please come dressed to actively participate outside.

Website: http://saskoutdoors.org/event-calendar/post/project-wild-workshop1538531128
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1939932392762956/

 


Logan

Game On: Video Game Design Camp

If you know anybody who would be interested (ages 12-16), go to the link in the information below!


SaskInteractive is proud to present ‘Game on! Video Game Design Camp.’ This week long camp runs from July 23rd-27th and is open to youth ages 12-16 who are looking to learn how to design a video game. The camp will be held in the Soundstage and Production offices located at 1831 College Ave, Regina.

Students will get hands-on experience building a video game using software that is built for beginners. By utilizing this kind of software, students will be able to focus on being creative and telling a story, all through the medium of video games!

Some of the things we’ll cover…

  • Basic coding and mechanics of games
  • Storyboarding, sketching, and prototyping the game design process
  • Designing and constructing a game

The final day will feature a showcase of the games where friends and family are invited to come see what students have created, including playing the games!

Additional information is available at https://www.picatic.com/event15297132864095.


 

2018 Teacher’s Forestry Tour

A professional development opportunity regarding the forestry industry in Saskatchewan! Many connections to Environmental Science 20 and other science curricula!

Poster Available Here

Registration Form Available Here

Poster Details Below:


Attention High School Science Teachers!

Join us for the:
2018 Teachers’ Forestry Tour
August 21st-23rd 2018
Space is limited, contact us soon if you are interested. Please email the attached form to: dsande@forsite.ca

Contact: 306-961-8933 for more details.

  • Immerse yourself in an outdoor learning experience.
  • Learn from experts about sustainable forest management, planning, harvesting, regeneration, natural disturbance, forest wildfires, forest insects and disease, forest ecology and wildlife, and climate change.
  • Visit a mill, see an active harvesting operation, tour regeneration sites, and compare a variety of forest types.
  • Travel comfortably in a chartered highway bus and stay in the beautiful Elk Ridge Resort located near the Prince Albert National Park.
  • Get the opportunity to go on a helicopter tour.
  • Network with your peers and forestry experts.
  • Replenish your environmental sciences lesson plan toolkit with fresh ideas, broadened understanding, and renewed inspiration.

Computer Science Tech Tour Teaching Workshop

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan combined with the SaskTech industry group is offering a 4-day summer event for Saskatchewan high school CS teachers, from August 15th to 18th.

The event is split between a Tech Tour (Aug. 15-16) of multiple local tech companies and a Teaching Workshop (Aug. 17-18) held at the University of Saskatchewan campus.  The Teaching Workshop will focus on the implementation of the new provincial CS 20/30 curriculum, with sessions led and developed by the veteran CS teachers who helped create that curriculum.  Teachers are invited to attend either the Tech Tour or the Teaching Workshop or both as their schedules permit.

A strong CS curriculum in high school is important to the University of Saskatchewan. We now require CS 30 as a pre-requisite for direct entry into the Computer Science major.

Novice or first-time computer science teachers are particularly welcome, as are teachers/administrators from schools that do not currently offer CS 30 but might consider doing so in the near future.

We have money for this (generously provided by Google and their CS4HS program).  We will fully cover travel and overnight accommodation expenses for teachers from outside Saskatoon.  Lunch will be provided for all participants for all 4 days.

 

The basic event details are as follows:

What: Computer Science Teacher’s Workshop

Where: Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan Campus

When: Wednesday, Aug. 15th to Saturday, Aug. 18th

 

Please use the following form to sign up:

https://goo.gl/forms/TOGZsxf0lKv655Gz2

Teachers are also invited to access the online course and resource site hosted by the USask Computer Science Department.  This course is provided as a “community of practice” to allow teachers to connect and hone their computer science skills year-round and at their own pace.

https://moodle-hs.usask.ca/

You can also contact Dr. Jeff Long for further details:

jeff.long@usask.ca

Resource: Animals at Risk From Climate Change Poster

Global Education Project

To see the additional components of the poster in detail, or to order, please visit:
www.theglobaleducationproject.org/climatechange

For more information,
contact Melanie at: mm@theglobaleducationproject.org
Phone: 206-261-1453

Additional Info – Contact:
info@theglobaleducationproject.org

aniamsl at risk.png

Full pdf available here –> _animals at risk+

Classroom Opportunity: Fish Market Survey by Let’s Talk Science

 

Fish Market Survey Action Project.png

 

The PDF is available here –> FISH MARKET SURVEY Information-Sept2017!

More Information: Fish Market Survey Action Project

Last Year’s Data: Fish Market Survey Results 2017

Register online

Want to know more? Contact: educators@explorecuriocity.org

 

 

The Education Perfect Science Championships

Dear

SSTS Member,

The Education Perfect Science Championships will take place from the 14th to the 21st of August this year and as a SSTS member you can register all your students for free.

REGISTER NOW!

The Education Perfect Science Championships is a 7-day event run during National Science Week 2017. This is a great opportunity to motivate and inspire all students and raise the profile of Science at your school. The content follows the Australian Curriculum, NSW Syllabus, Victorian Curriculum and New Zealand Curriculum so this is a brilliant chance for students to revise and consolidate what they are learning in Science.

Are your students ready to compete?

Here’s your checklist:

  1. Register your students.

– Your students are already registered if they have a current subscription to Education Perfect in any subject area.

– For any additional students from your school whom you would like to register, please follow this process ASAP!  The registration fee is $5 per student but if you quote the code “SSTS” when you register, all your students will be registered for free.

  1. Warm up your students with the content. Now is a good time to get your students practising as soon as they are registered. It’s a great opportunity to check out our Science Investigations content!
  2. If you are after a winning strategy for your school you can discuss your game plan with the Education Perfect Team, you can book a time that suits you, directly here.
  3. Interact with the EP community on the EP Facebook page to share the fun with the world! Teachers, students and supporters are all welcome to ‘like’ the page, and share comments, post photos, and cheer each other on.  We can’t wait to see your students have fun while they achieve their academic goals!

Learn. Compete. Win.  Let the Championships begin!

Computer Science PD @ U of S in June!

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan is offering a one-day teacher’s workshop for Saskatchewan high school computer science teachers.

From our department’s perspective, a strong CS curriculum in high school is more important than ever: starting this past September, we designated high school CS 30 as a pre-requisite for direct entry into our stream for Computer Science majors, which traditionally had not been the case.

Novice or first-time computer science teachers are particularly welcome, as are teachers/administrators from schools that do not currently offer CS 30 but might consider doing so in the near future.  We also welcome more experienced CS teachers, who we hope will be willing to share their experiences with implementing the new provincial CS curriculum.

We have money for this (generously provided by Google and their CS4HS program), and we can cover travel expenses for out-of-town teachers, and possibly even substitute teaching costs.


The basic event details are as follows:
What: Computer Science Teacher’s Workshop
Where: Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan Campus
When: Friday, June 2nd, ~8:30am to ~4:00pm
Interested participants can contact Dr. Jeff Long: jeff.long@usask.ca