Professional Development

Building STEAM: Professional Development for K–12 Educators

You can inspire your students to do big things in the world. We’re here to help.  

We asked for your input, and you told us you need more in-service teacher support. Our Pro-D workshops embrace an approach to teaching and learning that reflects the new curriculum’s focus on place- and inquiry-based learning. We also make sure you leave the sessions with confidence in your ability to pass on knowledge and enthusiasm about the topic to your students.

Please read on for details on our workshops––and don’t hesitate to email or phone us if you have any questions.

Online Professional Development

Science World is now offering professional development online. For educators interested in exploring computational thinking, we've developed new sessions to learn more about coding platforms. We'll share ideas for integrating computational thinking and coding into your practice.

Looking for a pro-d workshop on a different topic? Fill out our request form (scroll down).

Tech-Up Teacher Pro-D Workshops (FREE)

The Science of Computational Thinking

How can we make the process of designing investigations and representing data more relevant to students? Join us as we explore how to incorporate the problem-solving strategy of computational thinking into the sciences. We'll share effective practices and discover how computational thinking might enhance students' progress through the curricular competencies.

These programs are part of Tech-Up, Science World's initiative to enhance existing programs to include coding and computational thinking.

More Pro-D Workshops

Structuring Inquiry

The transformed curriculum has a strong focus on inquiry-based learning and cross-curricular, cross-cultural teaching. Inquiry-based learning positions the teacher as facilitator. How could this look in your classroom? In this workshop, you will engage in inquiry activities that you can use in your class, and will come away with lots of tips on how to structure an inquiry. We’ll discuss effective questioning, techniques for scaffolding students’ learning, and meaningful ways to assess student work. New for 2018/19, this workshop might also explore computational thinking as a problem-solving strategy in inquiry-based learning.

This session is subject to a fee which is variable depending on workshop length and travel required.

Pro-D Workshop Request Form

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  • We offer reservations for 1,2 or 3 workshops per request.

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  • Fees and additional information

  • Each workshop is typically developed for 8–32 participants, however, we will work with you to support your professional development needs.

    We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada’s CanCode program that supports Tech-Up teacher professional development. Due to this generous contribution, and with additional support from Finning, we are able to offer Tech-Up, which provides computational thinking and coding programs at no cost to participants.

    Unless otherwise indicated, Science World Pro-D workshops are subject to the following fees:

    Workshop fees
    (min. 8 participants, max. 32)
    Travel fees per trip
    Within 100km Beyond 100km Ferry or flight
    1 workshop (~2 hours) $200.00 $50.00 $100.00 $175.00
    2 workshops (~4 hours) $350.00 $50.00 $100.00 $175.00
    3 workshops (~6 hours) $450.00 $50.00 $100.00 $175.00
    An additional charge will be applied for travel relative to TELUS World of Science Vancouver: $50 within 100km, $100 more than 100km, $175 if travel requires flight or ferry.
  • We will do our best to fit your requested program on a date that works for both parties. We may contact you to discuss alternative options. Feel free to contact us if you do not hear back within a week.

STEAM Days of Summer

Held annually during Summer Break.

STEAM Days of Summer is Science World's multi-day summer professional learning workshop for educators. Participants delve into innovative strategies for teaching STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math) while networking with colleagues throughout BC.

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