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
Teach mathematics and coding with Scratch in Elementary (Grade 2 to 6)
Date: Thursday August 26th, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: During this interactive workshop, you will learn how to use Scratch, a free online software, to code different math activities, either to calculate money amounts or areas of different geometric shapes. The new Mathematic and Coding curriculum of Ontario will be explained and presented as well.
Who: For teachers in grade 2 to 6.
Teach probabilities and coding with micro:bits (Grade 7 to 10)
Date: Tuesday September 21st, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Description: Learn how micro:bits can be used to cover the new mathematic and coding curriculum of Ontario. In this interactive workshop, participant will use micro:bits to calculate different probabilities and develop some coding concepts at the same time.
Who: For teachers in grade 7 to 10.
Game creation with Scratch (Grade 2 to 8)
Date: October 21st 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Description: During this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of programming and how to create animation and a simple game with Scratch. Scratch is a virtual tool that allows you to create games, animations and introduce young people to programming with block coding. We’ll discuss how you can use Scratch to meet new math and coding curriculum requirements.
Who: Teachers in grade 2 to 8
Coding with micro:bits – How Coding can help improve Health (Grade 7 to 12)
Date: November 18th 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
In this workshop, students will make a connection between the health/wellness/fitness sectors and computer programming. They will be introduced to different ways programmable devices play a role in our health system and infrastructure and how certain devices can help us live a more active lifestyle. After a short presentation, students will learn the basics of programming before being presented with a challenge: to program a wearable device that can detect your motion with a goal of counting your steps, suggest random exercises, and prompt you to do an exercise if you’ve been idle for too long.
This interactive workshop will be done virtually, with the programming aspect using a simulated microcontroller. No equipment necessary, other than a computer with internet connection (a tablet can also be used, but less practical).
Who: Teacher in grade 7 to 12
Vaccines and Coding: How to explain vaccines’ effects to youth using Scratch (Grade 5 to 9)
Date: November 25th 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
During this workshop, participants will learn how to explain to young people what a vaccine is and how being vaccinated affects the population. To do this, they will use Scratch, a program designed for children to learn to program, to simulate the transmission of a disease in a population and to demonstrate the effect of vaccines in countering the spread of the virus!
Who: Teachers in grade 5 to 9
Product Design and prototypes (Grade 5 to 12)
Date: December 9th 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
During this interactive workshop, participant will be presented with a design challenge to solve a problem that people face in their lives. They will learn the engineering design process steps and will create their own design in 3D of a prototype for a new product, using Tinkercad, an accessible free 3D design software.
Who: Teachers in grade 5 to 12