Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Summer Teachers' Workshop
July 1-5, 2012, Vancouver Island, BC
A hands-on opportunity for professional development featuring experiential learning with instructors from BMSC’s renowned Public Education Program. The workship will include: ocean exploration, beach walks, labs, marine science lesson plans and resource packages, and networking with colleagues. Cost: $650 covers all instruction and boat trips, meals and shared accommodation
for five days and four nights. Limited housing is available at BMSC and is based on first come first serve. For those that do not stay at BMSC the cost is $530. Non-refundable deposits of $300 are due by June 1, 2012. Bursaries are avaliable for Grade 5-7 teachers.
The Canadian Oil Sands Education Program
July 9-14, 2012, Fort McMurray, AB
Application deadline June 7, 2012.
Canada is talking about Alberta’s oil sands and this is your chance to join the conversation!
Inside Education is inviting teachers from across the country to see an important chapter of Canada’s energy story come to life by joining the Canadian Oil Sands Education Program. This six-day program is designed exclusively for Canadian classroom teachers – not only will you experience first-hand oil sands development and the related issues, but you will also explore best practices in teaching and learning about the oil sands.
The Canadian oil sands education program is a dynamic learning opportunity that will energize your teaching, as you share the experience with your school, your colleagues and most importantly your students – the future decision-makers and stewards of our environment and natural resources.
As a successful applicant, Inside Education will provide you with a full scholarship to attend the program. Your food, program travel, accommodations and all facility tours and workshops are all included in the scholarship. In addition Inside Education will cover the costs of flights for participants joining us from outside Alberta. More details can be found on our website.
& Learning with Monarch Butterflies
July 10 & 11, 2012,
July 10 & 11, 2012,
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
July 11 & 12, 2012,
July 17 & 18, 2012,
July 18 & 19, 2012,
July 24 & 25, 2012,
Durham Region, Ontario
July 26 & 27, 2012,
July 31 & August 1, 2012,
M’Chigeeng, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
July 31 & August 1, 2012,
August 16 & 17, 2012,
North Shore, Nova Scotia
August 21 & 22, 2012,
Port Rowan, Ontario
"Teaching and Learning With Monarch Butterflies" is a two-day teacher workshop combining classroom and field experiences. It enables pre-K through 12th grade educators to teach essential skills in literacy, math, science, geography, technology, the arts and social studies… through the captivating story of monarchs. Teachers complete the workshop with all the materials they need to bring this exciting and dynamic subject into their classrooms. For more information or to register, please visit the website.
Huntsman Marine Science Centre Summer Field Courses for Teachers & Adults - "All Things Marine"
July 16-20, 2012, St. Andrews, NB
Registration deadline June 15, 2012; Early bird registration deadline May 16, 2012
All Things Marine is a cross-curricula maritime institute with connections between biology, art, history, culture and cooking! Join us as we explore the unique environment of the Bay of Fundy and the diversity of life it supports. This institute is open to teachers and friends. Fee: $670 (early bird fee of $610 if you register by May 16th!). For more information, please visit the website. Also available on our website is a listing of some professional development funding that could possibly be accessed to assist with the cost of the institute.
Canadian Wildlife Federation 2012 Summer Institute: Amazing Arctic Journey
July 21-28, 2012, Nunavut
Details TBA. Please visit the website to sign up to be notified when details of this institute are available.
Field to Table Schools Educator Workship
August 9 - 10, 2012, Toronto, ON
Attend two days of interactive professional development workshops on good food education for children and youth, and receive lesson plans and design ideas for dozens of activities including indoor and outdoor growing, small scale aquaponics, classroom cooking and tasting activities, sprouting, grant writing and more. You'll walk away with a set of interactive, curriculum-linked Food Literacy lesson plans suitable for any educational setting.
To register or for more information please email Brooke Ziebell, Field to Table Schools Coordinator at email@example.com
The cost is $200 per person for two days of training, resources and workshops. Lunch is included for both days.
Mapping Pathways for Effective Environmental Education Summer Institute (grades 4-8)
August 20 - 23, 2012, Toronto, ON
Enhance your understanding and practice of environmental education (EE) through an experiential approach to eco-literacy. Experience how to make environmental learning meaningful and memorable by using outdoor learning trails to uncover how nature works, starting in your own school ground! During this four day Institute, you will learn how to weave learning in, about and for the environment into your curriculum, your classroom and your community. Through a creative exploration of mapping, you'll develop a new and dynamic approach to science, art, and literacy for students in grades four to eight. You'll connect in grade groups with colleagues ensuring you leave with a deeper understanding of cross-curricular approaches to eco-literacy, inspiration from EE success stories in the TDSB, strategies for improving your school's EcoSchool status, environmental education resources, a network of colleagues to support your EE work, and a plan for your own unique outdoor learning trail.
Workshop leaders include Hilary Inwood, Pamela Miller, and a team of expert teachers.
At Runnymede Public School, 357 Runnymede Rd., Toronto, ON.
For more information contact Lisa Fisk, Project Manager, 416-737-3678 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check back for more 2012 summer institutes soon!