When: Nov 9-11, 2017   Where: Delta Hotels Toronto, 655 Dixon Rd

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3 Days of Action 

Choose from over 55 sessions per day, including workshops, Sharing Showcase and STAOPlayground. Find out more about this year's Format & Strands.

Visit over 75 Exhibitors, available early each day and in a dedicated timeslot Thursday & Friday. Over 60 Elementary sessions available this year! Join us for the Celebration Banquet Friday evening. 

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 Special Programs

In addition to the reguarly workshop program, STAO2017 Special Programming offers 4 unique opportunities to enhance your learning experience. Don't forget to add these to your daily schedule!

  • Saturday Certificates

    Participants learn together in two facilitated workshops that provide concrete strategies, activities and ideas that can be readily implemented in their classrooms, then explore their interests in this area in three of the regularly scheduled workshops.
  • Sharing Showcase

    A forum where educators share ideas and materials in marketplace style setting including student work, classroom ideas, or interactive technology. An intimate opportunity to talk with classroom educators.
  • Playground!

    This year’s STAOPlayground features the STAO Secondary and Elementary Curriculum Committee tables bringing you ideas and resources for your classroom! Drop in anytime! Stay for a minute or stay for an hour! You choose! We’re open between sessions and during the exhibit only time! Check the New York Room Schedule everyday for specific session times! Follow #STAOPlayground on Twitter for updates!
  • Open Space

    New this year is the Open Space: somewhat unstructured, AND fully functional. This space can be used as a blogger’s cafe OR a place where you see how a couple of Google apps are used by a Google certified innovator in the classroom. Or, just come to use this space to have interesting conversations with your fellow delegates. 


Featured Speakers at STAO2017

We are so excited for the diverse and exiciting line-up of featuerd speakers for STAO2017. Click here for more info: Featured Speakers

Dean Shareski  Derek Philips, Google Education Stacey Joyce, Partners in Research Shirley Williams, Trent University Paul Elliot, Trent University

Kendra Spira, Irwin Talesnick Award Winner Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, Let's Talk Science Glilian Madeley, Apple Education Chris Meyer, TDSB Dr. Imogen Coe, Ryerson University Dr Wanda Gitari, OISE/UT

Cylita Guy, University of Toronto Suzanne Monir, Irwin Talesnick Award Winner Alex & Tyler Mifflin, The Water Brothers Joe Grawbowski, WCDSB  


      Useful Links:
                          1. View handy Conference FAQ for tips on a positive conference experience
2. View/Download STAO2017 Preconference Flyer from all school mail out.                          
                          3. See what our STAO2017 Exhibitors are offering you.  Check back often for updates.


Click on the logos below for information and resources from some of our STAO2017 Exhibitors:

Perimeter Institute LogoBB LogoScience North LogoFlinn LogoMcMaster LEAP LogoMad Science Logo