Professional Development Workshop for Science Teachers

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:45AM PDT

Professional Development Workshop for Science Teachers

Shrum Science Centre, Department of Physics
Simon Fraser University

Aug 22, 2017 from 8:45am - 3:00pm in Room P9412


On Wednesday August 22nd SFU Physics is hosting a Professional Development Workshop for High School Science Teachers based on our popular Girls Exploring Physics workshops. This workshop is designed to help teachers understand the under-representation of women in physics & engineering and help them encourage girls in their physics and general science classes. It will include hands-on activities in physics from the popular Girls Exploring Physics workshops. Secondary science teachers from all grade levels and anyone doing outreach with girls in physics or engineering are invited to attend. 

New this year: We have resdesigned the workshop for 2018 and will be including materials developed by the APS/AAPT STEP UP 4 Women program and the Institute of Physics in the UK.

Workshop Schedule
Location: First-year Physics Lab  SSC P9412, Physics Building, SFU Burnaby

8:45 - 9:00 Sign-In - outside P9412

9:00 - 10:30 Session 1: The Status of Women in Physics in Canada - Presentation & Discussion

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Session 2: Classroom-ready Women in Physics activities

12:30 - 1:30 Catered Lunch (Included with registration fee.)

1:30 - 2:30 Session 3: Hands-on activities from Girls Exploring Physics workshops

2:30 - 3:00 Wrap-up Session


Registration is $30 which includes classroom-ready activities, lunch and coffee breaks. For more information and to register please go to our website: