Hello STAOBlog Community,
Our October webinars are in full swing and I wanted to let you know about our jam packed schedule coming up in November! I hope you will join our STAO volunteers and partner organizations for these great learning opportunities that are sure to provide you with helpful ideas that can be put right to use in your science classrooms. Remember that you will need to be logged into your STAO account to register for these events! To view a full listing of our upcoming events, visit our events page at: https://stao.ca/event-directory/.
Here is a full list of our November offerings with links to register:
November 2, 2020 – INVENTION EDUCATION: WHY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IS CRITICAL TO STEM LEARNING, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the National Inventors Hall of Fame™ (Canada) (NIHF Canada) and The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario/ L’Association des professeurs de science de l’Ontario (STAO/APSO) for a unique bilingual professional development opportunity on the topic of intellectual property (IP) and its role in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM/STEM) education.
This is the first in a new series of webinars. In this webinar titled “Invention Education: Why Intellectual Property is Critical to STEM Learning”, our panellists will provide an overview of IP concepts and share insights into how hands-on invention education programming with inventor role models inspires students to pursue STEM-related studies and careers.
November 3, 2020 – “SOIL, LIFE’S MAIN INGREDIENT “, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This workshop for teachers will offer ways to implement soil science and bring it to life in the classroom. The presentation is geared towards middle school and high school teachers and will include 2-3 hands-on activities to do during the hour. Some of our other activities that can be implemented will also be shared. We will also highlight how some of these activities could work in the new normal of education with virtual learning.
November 4, 2020 – STAOLIVE WITH TASHA RICHARDSON, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This webinar will offer support for physics teachers. Check back soon for more details about this event!
November 11, 2020 – STAOLIVE – TECH TOOLS TO INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN SCIENCE (7-12), 7:30 pm
Let’s discuss how tech tools can make teaching easier and better without having to spend all of our time learning how to use them. Together we can share the best of the best for team-building, teaching, and assessment. Let’s talk about tech tools like Peardeck, EduFlow, Breakout Room Jamboards, Google Science Journal, Digital Escape Games, Kahoot, Screen Recording, and more. Come share your favourites and learn some new ones.
November 17, 2020 – STAOLIVE – LEARNING BY DOING: APPS, SIMULATION AND GAMES IN VIRTUAL SCIENCE CLASSROOM (7-12), 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This webinar will explore learning by doing using apps, simulations and games in the virtual science classroom. Check back soon for more details about this event!
November 19, 2020 – INVENTION EDUCATION: HOW TO INCORPORATE IP INTO THE CLASSROOM, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The focus of this presentation will be how to incorporate intellectual property (IP) into the classroom. Some free resources will be shared and how the programs at the National Inventors’ Hall of Fame feature IP literacy and tools that teachers can incorporate in their classrooms will be discussed. This will be a bilingual presentation.
November 24, 2020 – YORK UNIVERSITY CREATIVITY AND PROBLEM SOLVING WITH COMPUTATIONAL THINKING, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In this interactive session, educators will look at science concepts in the Ontario curriculum and use computational thinking to solve problems. The importance of computational thinking skills will be explored.
November 26, 2020 – STAOLIVE – EDPUZZLE: PROMOTE QUESTIONING, WITH REAL LIFE EXAMPLES (7-12), 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Do you put out video lessons into the “cloud” and wonder/hope that your students are watching them? Well, wonder no longer! You can add questions (multiple choice, short answer) and notes to videos to allow for chunking & immediate consolidation of learning. I will walk you through the various data that Edpuzzle show you that is helping for tracking of student engagement. Edpuzzle has a gradebook, shows you how many times a student has viewed content. You, the teacher can quickly mark the answers and give comments if needed. Edpuzzle is free!
We hope you enjoy, and don’t forget to ensure you are signed in to your STAO account so you can access registration details!
Executive Director, STAO