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Catalyst 2018
Friday, October 19 • 2:10pm - 3:10pm
STEM - Fun and Engaging Activities with a Design Focus for your Science Classroom

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This workshop is geared towards teachers interested in refreshing their lessons and engaging their students in science by incorporating STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) activities into their lessons.  This is a hands on workshop where teachers will not only be presented with several different STEM activities, but will actually participate and perform the activities.  All participants will leave the presentation with new STEM activities and a link to a Google drive folder with all the demonstrations and documents (from the day) they will need for their own classrooms.

The push towards STEM activities in our classrooms is to help students develop strong mathematical and scientific connections and skills.  These activities focus on real-world issues and problems (social, economic, and environmental) and makes students seek solutions for these problems. STEM activities are different from science activities as they are guided by the engineering design process.  In this process, students define problems, conduct background research, develop multiple ideas for solutions, develop and create a prototype, and then test, evaluate, and redesign them.
 

Speakers
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Natalie Morin

Teacher, SD#23
Natalie Morin - I currently work at Okanagan Mission Secondary School (OKM) in Kelowna, BC and I've been teaching for 11 years.  Recently I spent the last two years working and living in Guadalajara, Mexico, teaching middle school science at the American Foundation School of Guadalajara... Read More →
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Lisa Nevoral

Teacher, SD#23
Lisa Nevoral - I currently work at Okanagan Mission Secondary School (OKM) in Kelowna, BC and I've been teaching for 14 years.  Before OKM I worked at Dr. Knox Middle School for 11 years teaching middle school science and math.  This past year I have been teaching Science 9 and... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2018 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Room 139

Attendees (21)