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 teacher@geeringup.ca.

Current Offerings

Event & Date About Cost Grades Location Registration

FuturePLAY & Geering Up Pro-D

Date: February 12, 2021

Time: 9:00 – 11:00AM

We have partnered with FuturePLAY to provide educators with a series of pro-d opportunities 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.

This pro-d day will be followed by a series of after-school workshops described below. Note that attendance at this pro-d is not required to attend any or all of the workshops that will follow. These workshops will all expand upon the ideas of this pro-d day with a particular focus on specific topics and/or technology.

FREE Grade K-7 Educators Virtual!

Water for the World Design Challenge: FuturePLAY & Geering Up Pro-D Series

Date: February 16, 2021

Time: 3:30 – 4:45PM

This workshop will guide teachers through 2 – 3 activities related to clean drinking water and access to clean drinking water in different environments.
FREE Grade K-7 Educators Virtual!

Computer Science Unplugged: FuturePLAY & Geering Up Pro-D Series

Date: February 23, 2021

Time: 3:30 – 4:45PM

 

This workshop will guide teachers through how to incorporate computational thinking activities in their classroom without the use of technology!
FREE Grade K-7 Educators Virtual!

SD91 – UNBC Active Minds & UBC Geering Up Pro-D Day

Date: Friday February 26, 2021

Time: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

We have partnered with UNBC Active Minds to provide educators in Nechako Lakes a pro-d opportunity focused on incorporating engineering design activities in the classroom.

Join us to test out three curriculum-related engineering activities that you can use in your classrooms to help create the connection between science and society. Emphasis will be given to activities that relate to the ADST curriculum, including computational thinking and digital skills activities.

*Please note this pro-d workshop is restricted to educators in SD91.

FREE Grade K-9 Educators Virtual!
Engineering with Newspaper: FuturePLAY & Geering Up Pro-D
Series
Date: March 3, 2021Time: 3:30 – 4:45PM

 

Explore the Engineering Design Cycle through design challenges strictly made up of newspapers! This design challenge will focus on using engineering to make every day objects more accessible and customized to individuals.
FREE Grade K-7 Educators Virtual!

Micro:bits: FuturePLAY & Geering Up Pro-D Series

Date: March 11, 2021

Time: 3:30 – 4:45PM

 

In this workshop teachers will explore how micro:bits can be used to implement the engineering design cycle while introducing digital literacy skills to their students! This workshop will use micro:bits to complete an activity with connections to Indigenous knowledge.
**micro:bits are not required to participate in the workshop.
FREE Grade K-7 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.