2018 Teacher’s Forestry Tour

A professional development opportunity regarding the forestry industry in Saskatchewan! Many connections to Environmental Science 20 and other science curricula!

Poster Available Here

Registration Form Available Here

Poster Details Below:


Attention High School Science Teachers!

Join us for the:
2018 Teachers’ Forestry Tour
August 21st-23rd 2018
Space is limited, contact us soon if you are interested. Please email the attached form to: dsande@forsite.ca

Contact: 306-961-8933 for more details.

  • Immerse yourself in an outdoor learning experience.
  • Learn from experts about sustainable forest management, planning, harvesting, regeneration, natural disturbance, forest wildfires, forest insects and disease, forest ecology and wildlife, and climate change.
  • Visit a mill, see an active harvesting operation, tour regeneration sites, and compare a variety of forest types.
  • Travel comfortably in a chartered highway bus and stay in the beautiful Elk Ridge Resort located near the Prince Albert National Park.
  • Get the opportunity to go on a helicopter tour.
  • Network with your peers and forestry experts.
  • Replenish your environmental sciences lesson plan toolkit with fresh ideas, broadened understanding, and renewed inspiration.

Computer Science Tech Tour Teaching Workshop

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan combined with the SaskTech industry group is offering a 4-day summer event for Saskatchewan high school CS teachers, from August 15th to 18th.

The event is split between a Tech Tour (Aug. 15-16) of multiple local tech companies and a Teaching Workshop (Aug. 17-18) held at the University of Saskatchewan campus.  The Teaching Workshop will focus on the implementation of the new provincial CS 20/30 curriculum, with sessions led and developed by the veteran CS teachers who helped create that curriculum.  Teachers are invited to attend either the Tech Tour or the Teaching Workshop or both as their schedules permit.

A strong CS curriculum in high school is important to the University of Saskatchewan. We now require CS 30 as a pre-requisite for direct entry into the Computer Science major.

Novice or first-time computer science teachers are particularly welcome, as are teachers/administrators from schools that do not currently offer CS 30 but might consider doing so in the near future.

We have money for this (generously provided by Google and their CS4HS program).  We will fully cover travel and overnight accommodation expenses for teachers from outside Saskatoon.  Lunch will be provided for all participants for all 4 days.

 

The basic event details are as follows:

What: Computer Science Teacher’s Workshop

Where: Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan Campus

When: Wednesday, Aug. 15th to Saturday, Aug. 18th

 

Please use the following form to sign up:

https://goo.gl/forms/TOGZsxf0lKv655Gz2

Teachers are also invited to access the online course and resource site hosted by the USask Computer Science Department.  This course is provided as a “community of practice” to allow teachers to connect and hone their computer science skills year-round and at their own pace.

https://moodle-hs.usask.ca/

You can also contact Dr. Jeff Long for further details:

jeff.long@usask.ca

Resource: Animals at Risk From Climate Change Poster

Global Education Project

To see the additional components of the poster in detail, or to order, please visit:
www.theglobaleducationproject.org/climatechange

For more information,
contact Melanie at: mm@theglobaleducationproject.org
Phone: 206-261-1453

Additional Info – Contact:
info@theglobaleducationproject.org

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Full pdf available here –> _animals at risk+

Classroom Opportunity: Fish Market Survey by Let’s Talk Science

 

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The PDF is available here –> FISH MARKET SURVEY Information-Sept2017!

More Information: Fish Market Survey Action Project

Last Year’s Data: Fish Market Survey Results 2017

Register online

Want to know more? Contact: educators@explorecuriocity.org

 

 

The Education Perfect Science Championships

Dear

SSTS Member,

The Education Perfect Science Championships will take place from the 14th to the 21st of August this year and as a SSTS member you can register all your students for free.

REGISTER NOW!

The Education Perfect Science Championships is a 7-day event run during National Science Week 2017. This is a great opportunity to motivate and inspire all students and raise the profile of Science at your school. The content follows the Australian Curriculum, NSW Syllabus, Victorian Curriculum and New Zealand Curriculum so this is a brilliant chance for students to revise and consolidate what they are learning in Science.

Are your students ready to compete?

Here’s your checklist:

  1. Register your students.

– Your students are already registered if they have a current subscription to Education Perfect in any subject area.

– For any additional students from your school whom you would like to register, please follow this process ASAP!  The registration fee is $5 per student but if you quote the code “SSTS” when you register, all your students will be registered for free.

  1. Warm up your students with the content. Now is a good time to get your students practising as soon as they are registered. It’s a great opportunity to check out our Science Investigations content!
  2. If you are after a winning strategy for your school you can discuss your game plan with the Education Perfect Team, you can book a time that suits you, directly here.
  3. Interact with the EP community on the EP Facebook page to share the fun with the world! Teachers, students and supporters are all welcome to ‘like’ the page, and share comments, post photos, and cheer each other on.  We can’t wait to see your students have fun while they achieve their academic goals!

Learn. Compete. Win.  Let the Championships begin!

Computer Science PD @ U of S in June!

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan is offering a one-day teacher’s workshop for Saskatchewan high school computer science teachers.

From our department’s perspective, a strong CS curriculum in high school is more important than ever: starting this past September, we designated high school CS 30 as a pre-requisite for direct entry into our stream for Computer Science majors, which traditionally had not been the case.

Novice or first-time computer science teachers are particularly welcome, as are teachers/administrators from schools that do not currently offer CS 30 but might consider doing so in the near future.  We also welcome more experienced CS teachers, who we hope will be willing to share their experiences with implementing the new provincial CS curriculum.

We have money for this (generously provided by Google and their CS4HS program), and we can cover travel expenses for out-of-town teachers, and possibly even substitute teaching costs.


The basic event details are as follows:
What: Computer Science Teacher’s Workshop
Where: Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan Campus
When: Friday, June 2nd, ~8:30am to ~4:00pm
Interested participants can contact Dr. Jeff Long: jeff.long@usask.ca

GlycoNet 2017

EXPERIENCED SCIENCE TEACHERS NEEDED!

If your idea of a great summer would include working with leading carbohydrate researchers in their labs, while creatively developing resources for the classroom, and getting paid $5000 for the experience, then the GlycoNet Teacher-Researcher Project is for you!

We are seeking experienced high school science (biology or chemistry) teachers to work with leading researchers at two GlycoNet sites (University of Saskatchewan and Ryerson University).  Two teachers will be selected for each site and will spend one month working with principal investigators, grad students and other lab personnel to learn what amazing carbohydrate science is being done in Canada, and translate this learning into great resources and activities for students in their classrooms and beyond.

GlycoNet is a consortium of leading-edge Canadian research labs that study glycomics – how carbohydrates function in living organisms.  The aim of this project is to enable teachers to introduce secondary school students to this exciting science and to develop a supportive network of science educators and scientific researchers to promote science and engineering research in Canada.

Details:

  • The project runs from July-August with an orientation session in early July.
  • Each teacher will be expected to develop four different activities (e.g. lesson plan or laboratory activity) with accompanying teacher support materials. Final versions of developed materials are due by September 1, 2017.
  • Teachers will also be encouraged to share these resources with their colleagues and at conferences, in-services and other professional development opportunities. Financial support is available for presentations at conferences.
  • Each teacher will be paid $5000 by GlycoNet for the development of these resources.

For more information about this program, contact CMASTE (cmaste@ualberta.ca).

If you are an experienced high school biology or chemistry teacher and can be in the University of Saskatchewan or Ryerson University area this summer, you are invited to apply to be part of the GlycoNet team! Please submit a current CV with three references and cover letter to cmaste@ualberta.ca by May 1, 2017.

 

 

ENSEIGNANT(E)S DE SCIENCES RECHERCHÉ(E)S!

Cet été, aimeriez-vous travailler dans un laboratoire de recherche avec des chercheurs experts en science des glucides, créer des ressources scolaires pour les classes du secondaire, et recevoir 5000$ pour l’expérience? Alors le projet enseignant-chercheur de GlycoNet est pour vous!

Nous avons besoin d’enseignants en sciences (biologie ou chimie) au secondaire expérimentés pour travailler avec des chercheurs dans deux sites de GlycoNet (l’Université de l’Saskatchewan et l’Université de Ryerson). Deux enseignants seront sélectionnés pour chaque site et passeront un mois à travailler avec des chercheurs, des étudiants diplômés, et d’autres membres du personnel scientifique. Les enseignants utiliseront alors cette expérience pour créer des ressources et des activités scolaires qui pourront être utilisées dans les classes de science, de biologie et de chimie à travers tout le Canada.

GlycoNet est un réseau national de recherche qui regroupe les centres de recherches en glycomique (l’étude des glucides dans les systemes biologiques) au Canada. Ce projet permettra aux enseignants de présenter cette science intéressante aux élèves du secondaire et de développer un reseau supportif entre enseignants en science et les chercheurs  pour encourager la recherche scientifique et l’ingénierie au Canada.

Détails:

  • Le project aura lieu en juillet et août 2017, avec une séance d’orientation début juillet
  • Chaque enseignant doit préparer quatre ressources différentes (par exemple, un plan de cours ou une activité de laboratoire) avec du matériel de support pour les instructeurs. Les versions finales sont à rendre le 1er Septembre, 2017.
  • Les enseignants sont aussi encouragés à partager leurs travaux avec leurs collègues et à des conférences, à des séances de formation continue, et autres ateliers de développement professionel. Un soutien financier peut être disponible pour des présentations à des conférences.
  • Chaque enseignant recevra 5000$ de GlycoNet pour le développement de ces ressources.

Pour plus d’informations sur ce programme (en anglais), contactez s’il vous plait le CMASET (cmaste@ualberta.ca).

Si vous êtes un(e) enseignant(e) au secondaire avec experience dans l’enseignement en chimie ou en biologie et vous pouvez être dans la région de l’Université Saskatchewan ou Ryerson cet été, nous vous invitons à déposer votre candidature pour cette opportunité avec l’équipe de GlycoNet. Merci d’ envoyer votre CV avec trois références et une lettre de motivation à cmaste@ualberta.ca  avant le 1er mai 2017.