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Upcoming Science Webinars For Teachers

Dear STAO/APSO Members,

We know that COVID-19 has created a great deal of uncertainty for many. We also know that educators specifically are facing uncertainty around what the next two weeks, and possibly beyond, will look like for them and their classrooms.

In light of this uncertainty, ExploreLearning has generously offered to host five free webinars for STAO members over the next two weeks – four in English and one in French. After each webinar, attendees will also be entered into a draw, courtesy of Explore Learning, to win $ 50 worth of classroom supplies, to be delivered to their home or school. Winners will be announced via direct email in the week following the webinar. For those who are unable to attend the live events, a recorded version will be posted for STAO members to access on the website within a week of the webinar.

Details for the webinars can be found below , including links to register. Please note that in order to process your order through the STAO website, you will need to be logged in as a member to your STAO account. If you have any difficulties, please contactinfo@STAO.ca .

Please also note that Gizmos are paid for by OSAPAC for all teachers and students in grades 7 and up. In order to support you during this time, all STAO members teaching in grades 6 and below will be given access to Gizmos and Science4us on a complimentary basis, until September. Any STAO members looking to take advantage of this generous offer can contact our presenter, Suzanne Saraya, directly at suzanne.saraya@explorelearning.com .

We hope you will be able to join us for these webinars and that it will offer you a bright spot during these uncertain times.

Stay well and stay safe,

Amy Gorecki
Executive Director, STAO
Amy.Gorecki@STAO.ca

 

Webinars


STEM Inquiry Teaching Practices and the Effect of Mindset

Science Educators dream of classrooms where teachers encourage scientific inquiry and exploration, letting students draw their own conclusions rather than guiding them to an answer. Classrooms where teachers are facilitators that foster independent and creative thinking and exploration. In this presentation you will discover how STEM educator mindsets can impact the adoption of more open and authentic forms of inquiry in classroom instruction and how STEM leaders’ feedback can support a growth mindset and develop true, concrete understanding of Science, using simulations like Gizmos.

Grade level: 3-12
After this webinar, all attendees will be entered in a draw for a prize basket (Minimum value of $ 50.00)
The winner will be contacted by email and the basket shipped to his or her home or school.

When:
March 26, 2020 2 pm

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Click here to register for this free webinar .

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Enhancing the STEM Curriculum with Virtual Simulations

Our interactive online inquiry based simulations, Gizmos, are a perfect solution for schools looking for ways to enhance their STEM curriculum and build 21st century skills for students. Explore Learning Gizmos help teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and let students of all ability levels develop deep conceptual understanding. Teachers can supplement and enhance instruction with powerful visualizations of science and mathematics concepts. Students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation. Join us in this webinar to learn about STEM and Gizmos.

Grade level: 3-12
After this webinar, all attendees will be entered in a draw for a prize basket (Minimum value of $ 50.00)
The winner will be contacted by email and the basket shipped to his or her home or school.

When:
March 27, 2020 2 pm

We look forward to meeting you soon!


Click here to register for this free webinar .

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Early STEM Education: The Foundation for Academic Success
 

High-quality, early-learning environments provide children with a structure in which to build upon their natural inclination to explore, to build, and to question. Research confirms that early STEM skills are a great predictor of later academic success overall.
Join us for this complimentary webinar to discover how Science4Us, our K-2-focused program, can help you teach and promote STEM early on, while integrating English literacy through short stories, hands-on and digitally interactive activities, and much more!

Grade level: K-2
After this webinar, all attendees will be entered in a draw for a prize basket (Minimum value of $ 50.00)
The winner will be contacted by email and the basket shipped to his or her home or school.

When:
March 31, 2020 2 pm

We look forward to meeting you soon!


Click here to register for this free webinar .

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Enhancement of the STEM curriculum with virtual simulations – ENGLISH
 

During this online workshop, we will discuss Gizmos: Online interactive simulations, based on scientific questioning. Gizmos are an ideal solution for schools looking for a way to improve their STEM program and help their students develop essential skills for the 21st century.

Gizmos help teachers take advantage of proven teaching strategies to enable students of all levels to develop a deep conceptual understanding in math and science. With Gizmos, teachers will be able to enrich their lessons with powerful visualizations that will allow their students to manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses and undertake active and detailed experiments.

Grade: 3-12
Date:
April 1 (not an April Fool!) 2pm


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Blended Learning

Blended learning has become a de facto form of schooling across educational institutions worldwide. However, there is a misconception that blended learning is simply a combination of online instruction and classroom work. Take a deep dive into blended learning with a focus on STEM. We will be talking about the key elements that need to be accounted for, best practices for using blended learning effectively – whether with students, teachers, or parents – and ways to avoid common pitfalls. We will finish by modeling a lesson with Gizmos.

Grade level: 3-12
After this webinar, all attendees will be entered in a draw for a prize basket (Minimum value of $ 50.00)
The winner will be contacted by email and the basket shipped to his or her home or school.

When:
April 2, 2020 2 pm

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Click here to register for this free webinar .

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