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Strengthening Students’ Competencies and Inquisitive Minds with STEM

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Facilitator(s): Candace Beaton
Date:January 16, 2019
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 19-CR-040

Target Audience

Grades K-3 Teachers

Also Recommended For

Instructional/ Learning Coaches

About this learning opportunity

Join colleagues for a full-day professional learning opportunity and participate in hands-on/minds-on strategies that will develop student's inquiry and problem-solving skills. Resources will be drawn from Let's Talk Science's IdeaPark website; a great resource for early years, kindergarten and primary grade educators with a suite of classroom-ready, skills-based resources.

You will:

  • Gain hands-on/minds-on experience with free student-centered, curriculum-aligned resources for your Early Years to Grade 3 classroom.
  • Explore scientific inquiries that develop students’ competencies to manage information, think critically and collaborate while refining their skills of observing, predicting, sorting and classifying, comparing and contrasting, and drawing conclusions.
  • Participate in design and build challenges that support the development of students’ creativity, critical thinking and collaboration competencies as they work together to identify and solve a problem.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and engage in meaningful discussions that support program planning in early STEM education.
This session addresses the TQS competency #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Candace Beaton, a former Calgary Board of Education educator, is an Education Program Consultant for Let’s Talk Science, a national, charitable organization focused on education and outreach to support youth development. Let’s Talk Science creates and delivers unique learning programs and services that engage children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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