CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS

Inspire your students with a STEM workshop!

Our classroom workshops will be available again from January – April 2023! Workshops will be led by two Geering Up instructors and consist of exciting, hands-on activities that promote problem solving and curiosity in STEM fields. Students of all levels can participate and be equipped with the tools and knowledge they need to further explore computer science and engineering after the workshop.



  • Workshop Dates: JANUARY – April, 2023


  • Available Times:
    9 – 10:15AM, 10:30AM – 12:00PM, 1 – 2:30PM
    Our workshop times are approximate and we are happy to accommodate your school’s bell schedule.


  • Cost:
    1 General Workshop – $175/Workshop
    3 General Workshops (in the same day) – $155/Workshop
    6+ General Workshops – $135/Workshop

 

“[The instructors] were amazing in guiding us step by step through the project on Scratch. Everyone came away with a lot more confidence in the program and expertise in making a Sprite do something that we couldn’t have made it do before the workshop.”

WORKSHOPS



Elementary Workshops

Visit the Elementary Workshops page to learn more about the different workshops we will be offering Winter 2023! Explore topics like scratch coding, chemical reactions, and more! If you have any questions, email workshops.geeringup@ubc.ca!

GRADES: K-7



High School Workshops

Visit the High School Workshops page to learn more about the different workshops we will be offering Winter 2023! Explore topics like artificial intelligence, circuits, and more! If you have any questions, email workshops.geeringup@ubc.ca!

GRADES: 8-12



Kelowna Workshops

Visit the Kelowna Workshops page to learn more about the different workshops we will be offering across Kelowna in Winter 2023! Explore topics like Ecosystems Everywhere, Crazy Chemistry, Amazing Bots and more! If you have any questions, email kelowna.geeringup@ubc.ca!

GRADES: 8-12

*All workshops reflect connections to BC’s ADST & Science curriculum.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In-person workshop fees vary depending on how many workshops you choose to sign up for. Please see above for details. To help offset the cost of vehicle rentals and travel time, travel fees apply to all schools outside of Vancouver. We recognize that some schools may be experiencing additional financial difficulties during this time. Should you want to participate but find that cost is a barrier, please don’t hesitate to contact us at workshops.geeringup@ubc.ca .

Our workshops are designed for single classes of up to 30 students. Each of our teams can teach up to three workshops per day, according to the following schedule. We are happy to accommodate the nuances of your school's bell schedule.
Workshop 1: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Workshop 2: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop 3: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

We are very excited to join your classroom our in-person workshops! Geering Up instructors will be able to join your classroom for an entire session to guide the class through STEM workshop(s) of your choice. Please ensure that there is a way for our instructors to project slides and, depending on the course you have selected, each student or pair of students may need a computer/device with internet connection to participate in the workshop activities.

1. Why should I bring this into my classroom?

70% of tomorrow's jobs will require STEM skills, but less than half of high school students graduate with the prerequisite STEM courses (Skills Competencies Canada). BC's new ADST curriculum heavily integrates computer science and applied science skills to help address that gap. Geering Up workshops aim to help educators satisfy BC's new ADST curriculum by providing their students the opportunity to investigate STEM in fun, innovative, and hands-on experiments and projects. Our workshops allow students to build future skills, connect with current university undergraduate students, and gain tools, knowledge, and inspiration to explore a future in STEM!

2. Will I need to download any software prior to the workshop to participate?

No! Workshops will not require the downloading of any apps or software. All of the software we use in our workshops are web-based applications that you and your students can access through the internet!

3. What materials will my class need to participate?

For our in-person workshops materials may include computer or tablet with an internet connection. All other materials will be provided by the Geering Up team. A teacher letter with information about the workshop content and a list of any additional materials needed will be provided in advance of your scheduled workshop.

4. What do I need to do to set up for the workshop?

Please keep an eye out for a teacher letter with information about the workshop content and a list of any additional materials needed. This will be provided after registration, and in advance of your scheduled workshop.

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