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 BC curriculum’s focus on the Core Competencies and inquiry-based learning. Our hope is you will leave our sessions inspired to share your knowledge and enthusiasm for the topic with your students.

Teacher Series (FREE)

These 1-hour Code-Along sessions focus on helping educators to develop confidence using a particular coding platform. We guide you through a step-by-step grade-appropriate activity (as if you were the student) to showcase a fun way to use the platform with students.

These sessions are typically attended by teachers looking for their own individualised learning opportunities and are made up of teachers from various school districts.

Tech-Up Teacher Pro-D Workshops (FREE until March 31, 2021)

These 2-hour computational thinking workshops are thematic. Each workshop provides an overview of suitable grade-appropriate coding platforms. Workshop participation offers a blend of information, activities and discussion. These workshops are typically booked for district conferences or school-based professional development days.

Other Pro-D Workshops ($200 +tax)

Each 2-hour workshop offers a blend of information, activities and discussion. These workshops are typically booked for district conferences or school-based professional development days.

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 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 K-12 educators. Participants delve into innovative strategies for teaching STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math) while networking with colleagues throughout BC. This is a summer institute, designed for teachers looking for their own individualised learning opportunities. For information, contact us using the email address below.

Contact Us

604.443.7567 | 1.800.363.1611 (toll free) | prodworkshops@scienceworld.ca