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Thursday, March 7


Create a Climate of Critical Thinkers in your Classroom - Tips & Tools for Energy and Climate Action Projects!
Climate change can resonate with every student, grade level and subject as it connects to our environment, economy, and society. This workshop will prepare you to return to your classroom Monday morning ready to explore climate change topics in a creative and meaningful way with hands-on, student-centred projects, and resources! Learn how to take your science lessons to the next level with a class-based citizen science project. These climate change projects emphasize personal action, engage students in local issues, and contribute meaningful data to a national citizen science database. You will also explore an energy efficiency and stewardship action kit - jam-packed with tools and activities to explore simple yet effective ways to conserve energy in your classroom, school and home. You will leave this session with a toolbox of lesson ideas and learning materials that will educate, engage and inspire your students to reduce their environmental footprint. Join us to explore how multiple balanced perspectives, critical thinking, and an experiential learning approach can energize your classroom! Div 2 - 4 and all subjects welcome.


Thursday March 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 1 (40)


Leggo My LIGO! Adventures with gravitational waves
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2015 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves emitted by the merger of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago. In that one detection LIGO both confirmed the existence of gravitational waves and opened the doors to gravitational wave astronomy. Dion was lucky enough to participate and present at the first International Physics and Astronomy Educator Program at LIGO Hanford. Come learn a little about gravitational waves and leave with some hands on activities to do with your physics students.

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Dion Skitsko

Physics Teacher, Mother Margaret Mary High School
Dion is a physics teacher and the Science Department Head at Mother Margaret Mary High School. He is part of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Teacher Network and has been a facilitator at Perimeter's Einstein+ Workshop. More recently he presented sessions at LIGO Hanford... Read More →

Thursday March 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 9 (180)
Friday, March 8


Invisible Waste: Air quality lesson plans from TELUS World of Science Edmonton
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will introduce you to the science of air quality and offer ways of bringing this important topic into your classroom through hands-on activities and inquiry-based experimentation. We will learn about common air pollutants, their impact on our health and the environment, how we can measure and monitor air pollution, and where we can find reliable air quality data for Alberta. Workshop participants will receive several free resources including a series of air quality lesson plans, a PocketLab Air sensor (up to $300 value), materials lists for all activities, teacher's resources, and much more! Come learn how these resources can be applied in your classroom in support of the Alberta science curriculum for grades 4, 7, 9, and Science 30.


Maura Armstrong

5, TELUS World of Science Edmonton
Maura Armstrong has taught outside the traditional classroom since 2009. As the manager of school programs at TELUS World of Science Edmonton, she runs the in-house and outreach team. She is passionate about teaching high quality science lessons, and empowering teachers to do the... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Shaw CC: Salons 15-16 (40)


Whiteboarding in the Science Classroom
Whiteboarding can be defined by some as an effective classroom strategy that uses dry-erase boards to actively engage students in the learning process. This strategy provides students with ongoing evaluation and quick feedback that guides understanding and comprehension of subject matter. It also allows students to engage in a collaborative learning process with their peers enabling them to learn from each other and provides the teacher with another formative assessment tool to use in their classroom. This session will introduce you to multiple methods on how you can use whiteboarding with your science students.


Kristian Basaraba

Next Step High School
Kristian Basaraba is presently a high school science teacher at Next Step High school in Sherwood Park. He has a Master’s of Science in Science Education from Montana State University and has taught all levels of high school science, including International Baccalaureate and non-academic... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Shaw CC: Salons 15-16 (40)

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