APEGA Teacher's Professional Development Program | APEGA

APEGA Teacher's Professional Development Program

Each year APEGA receives requests from teachers for support in the classroom. We recognize that teachers are key in the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes which are crucial for our future 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. 

APEGA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting 35 Alberta teachers for a two-day, hands-on Professional Development Conference in Edmonton on November 5th and 6th, 2018. While we intend to offer professional development for primary and secondary teachers, the current event will be focusing on teachers of Grades 1-6.

This event offers teachers insight into our unique perspective on STEM education, particularly highlighting ways that engineering and geoscience connect to classroom learning outcomes. By the end of the conference, we hope that 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; therefore this event will be very collaborative, hands-on, and interactive. 

Topics covered in this event will include:

  • What is Engineering? What is Geoscience?
  • Science and Engineering Demonstrations for the Classroom
  • Moonshot Thinking
  • STEM in Stories & Connecting Curriculum to Popular Culture
  • Taking Activities to the Next Level: Good to Great!

To allow a variety of schools and school boards to take part in this opportunity, we ask that each school registers a maximum of three representatives. The deadline to register is October 31, 2018. 

Date

November 5 - 6, 2018

Time

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Location

Lindberg Conference Centre,
1500 Scotia One (15th Floor)
10060 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 4A2

Audience

Grade 1-6 teachers

Price

$100 + GST

includes morning coffee, lunch, and a small afternoon snack for both days

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at outreach@apega.ca.