Workshops for Secondary Science Teachers

A professional development workshop for secondary science teachers designed to help them understand the under-representation of women in physics & engineering in Canada and give them strategies to encourage girls and other under-represented groups in their physics and general science classes. We also introduce hands-on activities that were created to inspire an interest in physics in all students.

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.

Our next workshop will be August 22, 2018. Please go to our eventbrite page to register. 

The registration deadline is August 17th so make sure to sign up soon. 

Please contact sjohnson@sfu.ca for more information.

Workshop Schedule

Location: P9412, Physics Dept, 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: Strategies, Resources and Classroom-ready Activities

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

1:30 - 2:30 Session 3: Hands-on Science Activities for Grades 8 - 12

2:30 - 3:00 Wrap-up Session

Room P9412 is in the Physics Building (P Building on the map) which is located to the southeast of the Academic Quadrangle (AQ). A map of the Burnaby campus which shows the locations of buildings and parking lots can be found here: Map of SFU

The best place to park is the East parking lot on the east side of campus near the Cornerstone Building. Here is a map of the SFU parking lots: Parking Map. From the East lot, you will have to walk through the Applied Sciences Building into the Academic Quadrangle (AQ) and then turn left at Physics. There will be signs posted if you go this way. If you take transit, get off the bus at the Bus Loop near the Cornerstone Building.