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Division 1 & 2 STEM Collaborative Community
Presented by: Candace Beaton
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

Join our STEM Collaborative Community K-6 (we will divide group to ensure you are working with peers in same grade ranges as you) where we will explore curriculum connections through the lens of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Participants in this collaborative community will take part in curriculum-aligned, hands-on learning experiences and gain access to resources and activities they can use immediately in their classrooms.


Our collaborative community will meet for [4 evenings]  throughout the school year with a different focus for each time we are together. We will examine, explore and talk about:

  • SCIENCE inquiries that promote students’ abilities to observe, sort & classify, compare and contrast and create fair tests 
  • TECHNOLOGY as we learn how we can support students abilities to use logic, algorithmic thinking, pattern recognition, critical thinking, problem-solving, managing information, communication and collaboration through the exploration of block-based coding using Micro:bits;
  • ENGINEERING through the participation in the Design and Build process using literacy and numeracy to provide context and focus; and, 
  • MATH as it relates to mental math and perseverance as a way to increase students’ reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Join us for 4 evenings of STEM awesomeness!  

About the Presenter(s):
Candace Beaton

Candace Beaton has her Bachelor of Education and is currently an Education Program Consultant for Let's Talk Science. Prior to her role with this national, charitable organization, Candace was an elementary classroom teacher as well as an Education Consultant with SMART Technologies where she spent much of her time helping teachers effectively integrate technology into their teaching. In her role with Let's Talk Science, Candace is responsible for creating and delivering hands-on/minds-on professional development sessions that aim to provide strategies for teachers to engage students in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: November 20, 2019
Cost: $80.00
Focus(es): Science, Technology & Innovation, Mathematics, Literacy
Grade Level(s): K-6
Audience: Teachers, coaches,subject leads