Professional Development

Join us for a hands-on professional learning experience unlike any other. Designed and facilitated by OCT Certified Teachers to be used in connection with the Ontario curriculum, all workshops are fully customizable to meet the specific and unique needs of your staff and school. STEM MINDS provides all materials and technology required to run workshops. Ongoing support via email, phone, and Skype is available free of charge after the completion of any workshop.

Building a Makerspace Culture

Experience a variety of technology-based tools to be incorporated in your classroom as you discover a new framework for STEM and interdisciplinary learning. Teachers will be given specific examples, frameworks, and strategies for classroom use, learn how to design STEM and maker projects to meaningfully connect to the Ontario Curriculum, discover how to successfully assess and evaluate student learning in these contexts, and have time for collaboration with their colleagues with the support of STEM MINDS staff to share ideas and plan.

Design Thinking

Teachers will be introduced to the STEM MINDS model of Design Thinking and learn how to use it as a framework for building student engagement and success in all curriculum areas. Leave with a deep understanding of what STEM education means for your subject area and be empowered with the knowledge and tools you need to bring 21st century learning experiences to your students.

Technology Training

Teachers will receive training on a single specific technology to integrate in their classrooms. Teachers will be trained on the actual use of the selected technology, examples of how to integrate it effectively in the classroom, and have time for collaboration with their colleagues with the support of STEM MINDS staff to share ideas and plan.

STEM MINDS offers training on the following technologies:

  • LEGO Robotics
  • Arduino
  • Coding (Java, C++, Python) – Video Game Design
  • Web Development
  • App Development
  • Film & Photography

Professional Development Partner Programs

We offer a variety of professional learning programs delivered by our incredible content partners. Our partner programs are designed and facilitated by OCT Certified Teachers and are directly linked to the Ontario curriculum. All workshops are fully customizable to meet the specific and unique needs of your staff and school. All materials and technology provided. Ongoing support available.

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