Workshop for Teachers - Winter 2017

23 January - 10 February 2017



Is astronomy part of your school curriculum but you feel uncomfortable teaching it to your students? Would you like to feel more confident and better prepared to answer the many questions your students may have?

If so, then this workshop is for you!

Discover the Universe offers an online astronomy workshop especially designed for teachers. You will discover fascinating topics in astronomy, all connected to your school curriculum.


How does it work?

The main part of the workshop will be a weekly one-hour webinar. This webinar will be on Wednesday at 3:30pm Eastern time (20h30 UTC), but a recording will be available for those who cannot participate live. You can therefore easily include this workshop in your busy schedule! You will also have access to activities and resources ready to use in class. The only requirements are a high-speed internet connection and a set of speakers or headphones on your computer (or other device).

If you want to do all activities, you should set aside about 3 hours per week for the duration of the workshop. However, the content will remain available online for registered participants well after the end of the workshop in case you don’t have time to finish everything within the three weeks.

Who is it for?

The topics covered in the workshop are found in the pan-Canadian grade 6 curriculum. Since every province adapts this curriculum to their own needs, we invite interested teachers from grades 5 through 8 to join us. Other teachers and education professionals are also welcome.


The main topics covered during the workshop are:

  • the sky and the constellations;
  • motions of the Earth and the seasons;
  • Moon phases and eclipses;
  • the Solar system;
  • our place in the Universe.

Astronomy is a vast subject and it would be impossible to cover everything in a few hours! This workshop will help you gain more confidence teaching astronomy and know where to get more resources.


  • be more familiar with many astronomical topics in your school curriculum;
  • have interesting activities ready to use in class;
  • have access to teaching material adapted to your class;
  • be more familiar with the sky through observations made during this workshop;
  • have discovered some tricks and tips which will help you teach astronomy;
  • overall feel better equipped to teach this fascinating subject to your students!


JANUARY 23rd TO FEBRUARY 10th 2017

Register now - it's free!

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Julie Bolduc-Duval, at

This workshop is also offered in French

Unfortunately, this training is complete. Feel free to register for our upcoming training.