APEGA Teacher Professional Development Program

APEGA recognizes that teachers are key in the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes crucial for our future professional engineers and geoscientists. We strive to provide training and resources to assist teachers in fostering a love of learning and creating real-world connections to curriculum.  

The APEGA Outreach team supports educators in connecting curriculum to engineering and geoscience by offering professional development conferences, sharing curriculum design resources, and delivering training sessions at teachers’ conventions and staff training sessions. 

APEGA Teacher PD Conference

APEGA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Alberta teachers for a two-day, hands-on professional development conference in Edmonton on November 18 and 19, 2019. While we intend to offer professional development for primary and secondary teachers as well, this event will focus on Grades 1-6 teachers. 

This event offers teachers insight into our unique perspective on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, highlighting ways that engineering and geoscience connect to classroom learning outcomes. By the end of the conference, participants will have gained a new way of thinking about STEM education, a set of resources to incorporate into their classrooms, and the ability to implement the ideas presented. APEGA believes that experiential learning is key for all learners, so this event will be very collaborative and interactive.

Topics Covered During the Conference

November 18-19, 2019

  • What is engineering? What is geoscience? 
  • Science and engineering demonstrations for the classroom 
  • Moonshot thinking 
  • STEM in stories and connecting curriculum to popular culture 
  • Taking activities to the next level: good to great! 

This event has been cancelled.

DateNovember 18-19, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. 


APEGA Edmonton Office
1500 Scotia Place
10060 Jasper Ave NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 4A2

AudienceGrades 1-6 teachers

$100 + GST

Includes morning coffee, lunch, and a small afternoon snack

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].