Canadian Light Source – Teacher’s Workshop 2019

Taken from: https://www.lightsource.ca/teachersworkshop

PDF of Speakers – Available Here


Meet a Scientist – Learn the Research – Participate in an Experiment – Connect to Curriculum

Connect classroom science with scientific research! This workshop is an opportunity for science educators to learn more about current Canadian scientific research with hands-on activities at one of Canada’s biggest research facilities. Each year we open our doors to the nation’s science teachers, providing them the unique opportunity to:

  • Participate in synchrotron experiments
  • Learn about novel research in many disciplines
  • Network with scientists who share their experiences and enthusiasm for science
  • Explore the entire facility
  • Make connections to science curriculum

CLS provides an exciting, real-life context for many of the outcomes expected in the science classroom.

The Teachers’ Workshop also provides the necessary training for your students to be able to participate in the award winning Students on the Beamlines program.

Date: July 17 – 19, 2019 (3 Day Workshop)
Location: Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, SK
Cost: $250.00 + GST
Fee supports activities, lunches, evening social, and teaching resource package.
Funding: Limited travel funding available


 

Winter Issue of Accelerator is available!

Reminder to go check out Accelerator – a journal full of Professional Development Opportunities, Articles, and information about the SSTS brought to you by Patrick Kossman!

The newest piece can be found here: Winter 2019

To view previous pieces, be sure to go to the Accelerator page above or here.

4th Annual Physics Workshop – April 17th 2019 (Regina)

Opportunity to learn more about physics at the University of Regina with Dr. N. Kolev!

Information on registration and agenda are below!


4th Annual Physics Workshop

                        Classical Physics: Particles, Fields and Interactions.

When: April 17, 2019, 9:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Crown Room, 4th Floor, Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre, Regina

Who: Dr. N. Kolev, Department of Physics, University of Regina

Description
The session will deal with the following topics: classical physics history, particle mechanics, Newton’s laws, force of gravity, fields and fundamental interactions, and limits of classical physics.

The session will be a mixture of lecture style presentation and group discussion to explore the conceptual aspects of classical physics. Efforts will be made to provide as many examples as possible for solving problems using the concepts of fields in physics. No advanced knowledge of mathematics will be assumed, but knowledge of basic mathematics will be helpful.

Registration (Deadline: April 05, 2019)

Name:  _____________________________      Phone/E-mail: ______________

Dietary Restriction: ______________________________

Cost: $160.00 (breakfast and lunch are included).

 

Contact Persons: Afroze Naqvi, Regina, 306-596-2216, afroze.naqvi@saskpolytech.ca; Blair Proctor, Lloydminster, 780-875-5513, blair.proctor@lpsd.ca; Chris Buzinski, 306-229-6455, CBuzinski@gscs.ca

Please e-mail the registration to physicsworkshop76@hotmail.com or mail the registration to Physics Workshop, Box 37031, Regina South, Regina, SK.   S4S 7K3

Please send your cheque (payable to Physics Workshop) to the following address:

Physics Workshop, Box 37031 Regina South, Regina, SK.  S4S 7K3

The payment can also be made via e-mail using the following e-mail: physicsworkshop76@hotmail.com

Special room rate is available at Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre for anybody requiring accommodation. Please request physics workshop rate by calling (306) 586-3443

 

AGENDA

PHYSICS WORKSHOP

Classical Physics: Particles, Fields and Interactions
April 17, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Nikolay Kolev

AGENDA

8:45 – 9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 9:40 Introductory Remarks
9:40 – 10:20 A Brief History of Classical Physics
10:20 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:30 Particle Mechanics, Newton’s Laws, Force of Gravity and Its Implications
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Fields and Interactions I: An Analogy between Gravitational and Electrostatic Interactions
2:00 – 2:10 Coffee Break
2:10 – 3:10 Fields and Interactions II: The Usefulness of the Concept of Field. Fundamental Interactions. The Limits of Classical Physics
3:10 – 3:30 Questions and Answers Session and Concluding Remarks

Facilitator Opportunity – Education Learning Communities at U of S

Facilitator Opportunity for Professional Growth Network members through the University of Saskatchewan


In an effort to promote the expertise of PGN members, the Federation would like to bring to your attention the following opportunity to serve as a facilitator to students at the University of Saskatchewan through their Education Learning Communities.

The aim of Education Learning Communities is to welcome and engage students who are working primarily on external course work into the College of Education, and to infuse the College of Education with the strength of new ideas and fresh perspectives. Because the teaching profession is guided by the “lived curriculum” of those it serves, learning communities seek to create flexible and supportive spaces that involve students in the life of the College, help them to recognize their own needs, activate their strengths, and build a sense of belonging among Education students within the broader university community.

The Education Learning Communities are unique in that they are offered in each term and in both Years 1 and 2, resulting in four courses:  EDLC 101, EDLC 102, EDLC 201 and EDLC 202. In order to accommodate the schedules of upper year Education students (Years 3 and 4), the learning communities take place Mondays 4:00 to 4:50 p.m., Thursdays 4:00 to 4:50 p.m. and Fridays 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Each level of learning community follows a “curriculum”, arranged to begin with self and broadening to the global community:

EDLC 101 – Community on Campus

EDLC 102 – Community in the City

EDLC 201 – Discovering Saskatchewan

EDLC 202 – Global Community

Members of a professional growth network who are interested in making an impact on Year 1 and 2 students, may contact Kathy Pryor-Hildebrandt (Education Learning Communities Coordinator/Field Experiences Officer) or Jade Ryan (Education Learning Communities Officer/Academic Advisor) at Ed_learningcommunities@usask.ca

via Scott Burant of the STF

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

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

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