Pro-D Days

Pro-D Days

Geering Up Pro-D workshops are offered in alignment with BC’s professional development days. Join us to explore new and fun ways to bring STEM topics into your classroom. These hands-on workshops will allow you to explore different activities and challenges all related to BC’s Science and ADST curriculum.

Covid-19 Update: We are happy to announce that we will be running professional development programs in a virtual environment! Although these workshops will be in a virtual environment, it is our goal at Geering Up to keep these workshops as hands-on and engaging as possible. For this reason, activities in the workshop may incorporate both synchronous and asynchronous learning. For more details, email us at teachers@geeringup.ca.

Current Offerings

Event & Date About Cost Grades Location Registration

FuturePLAY & Geering Up Pro-D

Date: April 26, 2021

Time: 9:00 – 2:00 PM

We have partnered with FuturePLAY and the Vancouver School Board (VSB) to provide educators with a pro-d opportunity focused on incorporating engineering design activities in the classroom! In this exciting pro-d, we will be diving into the engineering design cycle and exploring its pedagogy and connections to BC’s ADST curriculum through fun, engaging, and hands-on activities that educators will be able to use in their classrooms to help create the connection between science and society. FREE Grade K-7 Educators Virtual!

Engineering for Your Classroom

Date: May 10, 2021

Time: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

In this exciting pro-d, we will be diving into BC’s ADST curriculum and exploring different lesson plans using AI, block coding and computational thinking. We will also look at the engineering design cycle and explore its pedagogy and connections to the curriculum through a fun and engaging, hands-on activity that educators can use in their classroom or adapt to create the connection between science and society. This Pro-D day will include a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous learning! FREE Grade K-9 Educators Virtual!

Engineering for Your Classroom

Date: May 21, 2021

Time: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

In this exciting pro-d, we will be diving into BC’s ADST curriculum and exploring different lesson plans using AI, block coding and computational thinking. We will also look at the engineering design cycle and explore its pedagogy and connections to the curriculum through a fun and engaging, hands-on activity that educators can use in their classroom or adapt to create the connection between science and society. This Pro-D day will include a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous learning! FREE Grade K-9 Educators Virtual!

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course! Anyone can sign up for our professional development workshops. Our
workshops will reference and integrate BC's curriculum throughout, however,
you could modify the activities to fit your local curriculum.

We will let you know! We send participants a pre-session information email
approximately 1 week prior to the workshop, and will let you know then.
Depending on the workshop you may 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.

If your question isn't answered on our website, feel free to contact us at
teachers@geeringup.ca for any questions that you may have.