Events and training for teachers

Are you looking for new activities to bring in your classroom? We got you covered with our various activities and training sessions that will get you equipped to tackle various engineering-related subjects in a fun way with your students. 

Events and workshops

Online training: micro:bit Classroom

When: Tuesday September 15, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Language: English

Description:

Manage your classroom remotely with the micro: bit Classroom platform!

With microbit Classroom, you can organize and troubleshoot a remote or virtual classroom, transfer code to students, and receive homework.

The microbit is a microcontroller with built-in components like an LED display, accelerometer, thermometer and more! The microcontroller can be programmed with block coding (for beginners) or with JavaScript (for more advanced).

In this beginner's workshop, you will learn how to create and manage a micro: bit classroom and how to use micro: bits to meet of the new math and coding curriculum requirements.

Who: For teachers in grade 4 to 9

Where: Online, in the comfort of your house

Cost: Free

Register for Online training: micro:bit Classroom


MakerEd Night going virtually

When: Thursday, September 24th, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Language: English (The French MakerEd Night will be on Wednesday September 23rd)

Description: 

Discover our STEM programs for year 2020-2021! Let us introduce you to free online tools that are easy to learn, and will help you meet the new math and coding curriculum requirements with your class!

Workshop 1: Coding and the New Math Curriculum for K to grade 4 

During this workshop, you will discover two free online tools to help you teach coding concepts to your students: Beebot simulator and Scratch Jr. We will help you understand what it means and how to start teaching this new coding curriculum! 

Workshop 2 : Tinkercad Codeblocks: how to connect 3D design, math and coding! (for Grade 5 to 12) 

During this workshop, discover Tinkercad Codeblock, a free online tool that will help you and your students develop your 3D design skills using geometry and coordinates, mathematical transformations and coding concepts! This new program is an excellent way to teach mathematics in an innovative and fun way and to integrate the new coding curriculum at the same time! 

Note: Workshop 1 and 2 will be presented simultaneously, therefore you have to choose which one is of most interest to you.

Where: In the comfort of your house

Cost: Free

Register for MakerEd Night


ScratchEd Meetup

When:  Friday, September 25th, 2020, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Language:  English/Français

Description: 

 *What is a Scratch Educator Meetup?*

A Scratch Educator Meetup is a gathering of Scratch Educators who want to learn with and from each other, sharing their ideas and strategies for supporting computational creativity in all its forms.

Who: For teachers in grade 2 to 12

Where: Online, in the comfort of your house

Cost: Free

Sign up for Scratch Educator Meetup


 

Online training: Introduction to Coding with Scratch

When: Thursday October 22, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Language: English

Description: Create games and animations with Scratch! Scratch is a virtual tool that allows you to create games, animations and introduce kids to programming with block coding. During this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of programming and how to create and code a story. We'll discuss how you can use Scratch to meet new math and coding curriculum requirements.

Who: For teachers in grade 3 to 8

Where: Online, in the comfort of your house

Cost: Free

Register for Introduction to Coding with Scratch online training!


Build your own virtual reality world with CoSpaces

When: Thursday November 19, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Language: English

Description: Create and explore the Virtual Reality worlds with your students! Adaptable to any subject and grade, Cospaces Edu lets students build their own creations, animate them with code and explore them in augmented and virtual reality. During this interactive workshop, you will learn how simple it is to build a virtual world, create a roller coaster and an interactive quiz.

Who: For teachers in grade 5 to 12

Where: Online, in the comfort of your house

Cost: Free

Register to Build your own virtual reality world with Cospaces online training!


Design and 3D printing with Tinkercad

When: Thursday December 10, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Language: English

Description: During this interactive workshop, you will learn how 3D modeling and printing works.
Tinkercad allows you to create innovative 3D designs using simple shapes and group them together to have a more complex object. You will explore model, geometry and measurements as well as mathematical transformations such as translation, rotation, etc. This program is a great way to teach math, as well as problem solving and the design process. By the end of the session, you will have created a 3D model of a holiday decoration!

Who: For teachers in grade 5 to 12

Where: Online, in the comfort of your house

Cost: Free

Register to Design and 3D printing with Tinkercad online training!


 

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