Online Courses

 

All of our online courses are free, self-guided, and aimed towards educators who are interested in developing their capabilities and confidence in teaching engineering activities in their classrooms. To further our goal of breaking STEM barriers in classrooms, these courses make STEM activities, resources, and tools, more accessible to educators.

  • Open to all educators
    Teachers, administrators, teacher librarians, anyone who works with youth!
    Engage with like-minded individuals through discussions
  • Asynchronous, Self-Paced, Flexible
    Downloadable Hands-On Lesson Plans
  • Global platform: edX
    Accessible to ALL educators EVERYWHERE 🙂
  • Free!
    Certificate Available for $15

 

CURRENT OFFERINGS

Activities in these courses relate to BC’s Science and Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) curriculum, however, you may take these courses from anywhere in the world! Each course consists of hands-on activities, downloadable lesson plans, assessment suggestions, discussions, and more!

COURSE ABOUT GRADE LEVELS TIME TO COMPLETE (ESTIMATE)
Engineering For Your Classroom K-3 How can we use engineering to rescue a cat stuck in a tree? How can newspapers help engineering be more sustainable? Join us to explore hands-on design challenges, collaborative activities, pedagogical approaches, and assessment strategies for teaching STEM in your classroom! Grades K-3 Educators 4 hours
Coding for Your Classroom K-3 Can we teach coding without computers? What is a robot and where do we see them in our everyday lives? Can we explore art and creativity on our computer? Why is it important for K-3 students to develop computational thinking skills? Explore coding across your curriculum, engaging lesson plans, and new web-based platforms! Grades K-3 Educators 4 hours
Coding For Your Classroom 4-10 Could we create an opponent that will always beat us in rock paper scissors? How could we educate youth about the climate crisis through a video game? Can a story be interactive? Explore a variety of web-based platforms throughout the course such as: Microsoft MakeCode Micro:bit, Scratch, Twinery, and more! Grades 4-10 Educators 4 hours

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Each course is a browser-based course which can be completed on any laptop or desktop computer with an internet connection. You will be asked to upload photos of your work throughout the course, so access to a camera/webcam is useful but not required.

Yes! Upon completion of each course you will receive a certificate along with access to the many resources!

Of course! Anyone can sign up for these courses. Our courses will reference BC's curriculum throughout, however, you could modify the activities to fit your local curriculum.

Depending on the course, you will be asked to complete some activities using simple materials you likely already have at home such as cardboard, popsicle sticks, and elastics. Alternate material suggestions will always be provided.

 

Have more questions?
You can reach us at teachers@geeringup.ca.