Professional Development Courses (2019)

This summer, the STEAM-3D Maker Lab will be hosting several professional development courses for educators, administrators, and others looking to expand their teaching practice. See below for details.


The Cutting-Edge Classroom:

This three-day session will introduce attendees to a variety of topics related toinnovation in education, grouped into three main themes:

  1.  Inquiry, passion-based learning & global competencies.
  2.  Designing innovative learning spaces, including the makerspace.
  3.  Online learning in Ontario schools.

Choose from one of two dates:

($150) Monday July 29th – Wednesday July 31st:
This session will be offered in a hybrid learning format, with the first 2.5 days taking place at the STEAM-3D Maker Lab in downtown Oshawa, and the afternoon of the final day taking place online in Adobe Connect. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate face-to-face and get hands-on with innovative learning materials.

($150) Monday August 12th – Wednesday August 14th:
This session will take place entirely online, in the Adobe Connect learning platform, for educators who are unable to travel to the Maker Lab or for those with a keen interest in the synchronous online learning experience. Attendees will engage with other educators in group activities and smaller breakout sessions.

Email uoitsteam3d@gmail.com to register for your desired date, or to request additional information.


Learning with k8 & InkSmith:

In this three-day session, attendees will learn about coding, robotics, and the Internet of Things through k8 — an endearing but powerful robot that runs on a micro:bit and block or Javascript coding! This workshop will model passion-based learning through the design-thinking process, encouraging attendees to ideate, design, and create a passion-driven project with k8. Educators will also leave with a better understanding of maker pedagogies, coding, technologies associated with IoT, and strategies for connecting these tools and concepts to the curriculum.

Date and cost TBD. Email uoitsteam3d@gmail.com for more details!