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Summer Workshops for Educators

The Faculty of Education's Summer Workshops for Educators focus on three main areas:

  • Coding and Minecraft in the classroom
  • LEGO Robotics
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)

Workshops provide teachers with the background they need to integrate these topics into their classrooms. Through hands-on, open-ended inquiry projects, participants will learn engineering concepts as well as the connection between STEAM disciplines. Associated pedagogy/educational theory will be covered. The workshops are open to any Kindergarten to Grade-12 teacher, informal education providers, and volunteers or industry members interested in learning about coding, Minecraft, STEAM and/or LEGO engineering.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the design process.
  • Explore the educational pedagogy and theory of using hands-on STEAM projects.
  • Investigate how to integrate other curriculum areas (math, science and literacy) through engineering-based projects.
  • Discuss and develop classroom management strategies.

Participants will leave with:

  • A collection of integrated classroom activities and lesson ideas.
  • Access to a website for sharing ideas.
  • Comfort level with coding. Minecraft, STEAM and/or LEGO robotics in the classroom.

Equipment:

  • Laptops, all LEGO kits and STEAM materials will be available during the workshop. Teachers may choose to bring their own computer and LEGO kits if they prefer, so they can take away models at the end of the session.

Sessions:

All sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are held at the university's north Oshawa location:
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON
L1H 7K4


Registration fees and information

  • Registration fees and form

    Registration fees:

    • Coding and Minecraft in the Classroom (Thursday, August 16 to Friday, August 17) - $75
    • Creating a Makerspace in the Classroom - Level One (Monday, August 20 to Tuesday, August 21)  - $75
    • Advanced STEAM/Makerspace in the Classroom - Level Two (Wednesday, August 22 to Thursday, August 23) - $75
    • LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics (Monday, August 13 to Wednesday, August 15) - $110

     

    How to register:

    Fill out the form below and pay online with a credit card (Visa or Mastercard):

  • Cancellations and refunds

    Cancellations must be submitted in writing or by email to sheila.rhodes@uoit.ca and made at least seven calendar days prior to the start of the program to be entitled to a full refund, less a $10 fee per workshop. Refunds will not be provided for cancellations received after this date.



For more information, please contact:

Sheila Rhodes
Faculty of Education
905.721.8668 ext. 2893
sheila.rhodes@uoit.ca

 

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