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:
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.
AT THE END OF THIS WORKSHOP, YOU WILL...
JANUARY 23rd TO FEBRUARY 10th 2017
Register now - it's free!
This workshop is also offered in French.