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.

Please note that in accordance with the Provincial Health Authority we will be requiring proof of vaccination at all of our in-person  professional-development events. 

Current Offerings:

Event About Grades Date Time Location Cost
FuturePLAY & Geering Up Pro-D Day: Engineering With Empathy 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 with a focus on the empathy portion of the design cycle. Grades K-7 Educators September 24, 2021 9AM – 2PM UBC Vancouver FREE
Engineering with Empathy 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 with a focus on the empathy portion of the design cycle. Grade K-7 Educators

September 24, 2021

or

September 27, 2021

1 PM – 3 PM Virtual! FREE
FuturePLAY & Geering Up Pro-D Day: AI & Ethics In this exciting pro-d, we will be diving into BC’s ADST curriculum and exploring different lesson plans and activities using AI. Learn ways you can incorporate A.I. activities in your classroom and also the ethical questions that can arrise when creating and using A.I. in different situations. This Pro-D day will include a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous learning! Grades 4-10 Educators October 22, 2021 9AM – 2PM UBC Vancouver FREE
Coding Climate Change Can we use coding to help combat climate change?! In this workshop, educators will learn all about how computer scientists, engineers, and programmers, are joining the fight to create a more sustainable society!  We will then learn all about block coding and even create a game in Scratch! Grade 4-9 Educators November 12, 2021 1 PM – 3 PM Virtual! FREE
Creative AI Artificial Intelligence is everywhere… From facial recognition, to suggested ads, our students (and ourselves) are interacting with AI everyday! In this exciting workshop, teachers will learn all about artificial intelligence and how to harness its power to CREATE! Grade 4-9 Educators November 26, 2021 1 PM – 3 PM Virtual! FREE

 

FAQs

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.

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