Planet Protector Academy

Planet Protector Academy for Grades 3-6!

An innovative digital-led program that teaches students about energy and transportation and empowers them to lead change in their families!

Looking to integrate environmental education, collaboration and blended learning into your classroom… and still save on prep time? The Academy is a unique digital-led resource that trains students as ‘apprentice’ Planet Protectors and sends them home on superhero missions to change their families’ energy & transportation habits!

“It worked out really well! Kids loved it and liked the point system. We are looking forward to the next level!” Grade 3/4 teacher, Saskatoon

Fully funded (FREE!) to teachers in your area, the Academy helps you:

*   Save time with 6x1hr pre-planned lessons – no training required

*   Engage diverse learners through a fun arts-based and interdisciplinary approach

*   Meet curriculum outcomes for Grades 3-6 in Arts, Science, Language and Social Studies (curriculum links doc coming next month!)

*   Easily integrate tech into the classroom

*   Inspire students to collaborate and apply their learning to change the world!

Sign up for FREE @ http://planetprotectoracademy.com/in/saskatchewan/<http://planetprotectoracademy.com/in/saskatchewan/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=ppa-promotion&utm_content=other>

Want to know more? Check out the two minute video<http://planetprotectoracademy.com/in/saskatchewan/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=ppa-promotion&utm_content=other> for a quick overview!

STEAM and CWSF

Attached you will find an informational one-page document on the upcoming STEAM event as part of the weeklong celebration that is the Canada-Wide Science Fair.   This years’ CWSF is being held May 14-20th, 2017, at the University of Regina, in the Centre for Kinesiology, Health, and Sport (CKHS) Building.

Please keep in mind that registration for STEAM 2017 OPENS on the Monday that you get back from Winter Break (Monday, February 27th, 2017).  Registration is also electronic and is hosted by Agriculture in the Classroom.  Registration CLOSES on Friday, March 24thSpace is limited!  It is also FREE to attend for students and their adult chaperones!  This event is for students Grades 5 and up.  For staff members this event is an excellent PD opportunity to see the latest and greatest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics within a single venue.

I would STRONGLY recommend attendance for all PVSD students and staff to this event.  The opportunity to see national-calibre, inquiry and project-based science only comes around every so often! (The last time it was in Saskatchewan was almost 20 years ago). As one of the chairs of the STEAM event, I can honestly say that the displays and opportunities that are available to students and staff alike, will be nothing short of spectacular!  At present the display booth space available is very quickly being booked up, and many other events, presentations, and engaging pieces are continuing to fall into place.

 

Here is the AITC website listing:

http://aitc.sk.ca/program-registration/steam-registration

 

and here is the official program page:

http://aitc.sk.ca/school-programs/steam-2017?ArtMID=471&ArticleID=53&tabid=89

Online STEM Career Panel – PD Opportunity

Coming soon to a device near you!

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) online career panels.

STEM industry experts will talk about their careers and answer student-submitted questions.
This will be streamed live and will be recorded for future access.

There are two dates and times to choose from:

February 15, 9:30 a.m. EST

February 23, noon EST (9:00 a.m. PT)

Each panel has three different panelists who work in diverse occupations. For more details about our panelists and information on how to access the live events or recorded videos,
visit Online STEM Career Panel
on CurioCity

PD – Canadian Light Source Teacher’s Worskhop

Teacher’s Workshop
Canadian Light Source


August 21-23, 2017
Saskatoon, SK

Connect classroom science with scientific research! This workshop is an opportunity for science educators to learn more about current Canadian scientific research with hands-on activities at one of Canada’s biggest research facilities. Each year we open our doors to the nation’s science teachers, providing them the unique opportunity to:

  • Participate in synchrotron experiments
  • Learn about novel research in many disciplines
  • Network with scientists who share their experiences and enthusiasm for science
  • Explore the entire facility
  • Make connections to science curriculum

CLS provides an exciting, real-life context for many of the outcomes expected in the science classroom.

See the Canadian Light Source page for more details.

The Teachers’ Workshop also provides the necessary training for your students to be able to participate in the award winning Students on the Beamlines program.

SSTS 2017 Elections

It’s time for our 2017 Election…

Nomination Form 

Nomination Form

We would like to congratulate the following people on being nominated to the SSTS board!

SSTS Executive Position Nominations
February 16, 2017
Position Nominated
Candidate
Nominated By
President
Carla Cooper
Mark Edmonds
Vice-President
Lindsay Shaw
Mark Edmonds
Editor
Patrick Kossmann
Carla Cooper
Member-At-Large
Mark Edmonds
Carla Cooper
Lindsay Shaw
Amy LaFontaine
Carla Cooper
Wendy Li
Amy Jamieson
Logan Petlak
Lindsay Shaw
Mic Rissling
Lindsay Shaw
Dan Weber
Amy Jamieson
Prepared by:
Colleen Paulhus
Administrative Assistant
Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation