February 12 2018
Workshop for Teachers 2018 – Level 1
Perfect for elementary and middle-school teachers and other education professionals
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 workshop includes three, one-hour webinars which can be viewed live—or on-demand following the live event.
- Webinar #1: Wednesday, February 14th – 3:30pm ET
- Webinar #2: Wednesday, February 21st – 3:30pm ET
- Webinar #3: Wednesday, February 28th – 3:30pm ET
You will also have access to activities and resources ready to use in class. The only requirements are a high-speed internet connection.
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.
At the end of the workshop, you will:
- 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!
Registrations are now closed. The material is only available to the participants. If you are interested in this workshop, make sure you create an account on our website or register to our newsletter (see bottom of page) to receive the information about the next edition. Thank you for your interest!
This workshop is also offered in French.