PL Opportunities Notes

Professional Development Opportunities

Notes

Outdoor Learning Store free Spring Virtual Workshops start tomorrow! All session are 8pm-9pm ADT. This month, you can sign-up for:

  1. April 16: The Wonders of Water: Practical Ideas and Resources for Educators
  2. April 23: Invasive Species Education and Action
  3. April 30: Developing a Sense of Place by Sparking Curiosity and Wonder

 

The full line-up of NB Science Week 2024 Sessions is coming out very soon! In the meantime, you can pre-register for these sessions to get your hands-on English and French resources to accompany the sessions. There are 100 spaces available for the Centres of Excellence sessions and only 45 kits available for the pre-recorded Brilliant Labs sessions (30 Class kits for 'Underwater Morphing' - Gr. 6-12 and 15 kits for 'Biomaking' - Gr. 3-8). This information is also shared with all Anglophone Districts, so register early! (See attached PDF)

Pre Reg NBSW 2024

Posted: September 25, 2023

"Connecting to the Land"
 
Please note, funds per project will range from $500-$1500 (Final grant amount awarded may be impacted based on the total number of applications received)
 
You can apply for multiple grants but only one may be approved. Materials purchased must be specific to the original climate action grant and consider 'Buy NB First' and 'GNB Green Procurement Policy'. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Approved projects will be notified by the district subject coordinator. Funding will be given to New Brunswick Curriculum aligned projects that focus on reducing the carbon footprint and must link to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) #13 Climate Action.
 
There are 2 possible streams of funding.
1. Educator Capacity Building - educator focused.
2. Learner Climate Action Project - justice-focused, action-orientated climate action lead by learners.
 
Help New Brunswick reduce our net carbon footprint.
Any questions can be directed to Joey Savoy at joey.savoy@nbed.nb.ca or Krista Nowlan at krista.nowlan@nbed.nb.ca
 
Here is the link to apply: Climate Action Grant Application Deadline: October 6th, 2023
 

Posted: March 21, 2023

We are very pleased to partner with the Centres of Excellence to offer another fantastic PL Opportunity on Thursday, March 30th in Bathurst. This will be a repeat of the January 24th session that was held in Miramichi. Please see below for more information and to register. The majority of these resources are currently in English but with French in the works for most.

Gr. 3-5 Science PL Opportunity: Inquiry Resources to Support the New 3-5 Science Curriculum  

Date: Thursday March 30th 4pm-6pm  

Audience: Grade 3-5 Teachers

Location: Bathurst Ed Center (Main Conference Room) 

Hosted by: ASD-N Science and the Centre of Excellence for Energy

Deadline to register: Monday, March 27th

  

Description                      

Supper + PL + Free Ready-to-Use Classroom Resources = 1 incredible evening!  Join the Centre of Excellence for Energy lead, Adam Trider for an opportunity to explore, try, and take-away 2 cross-curricular activities to implement immediately into your classroom: Tiny Homes Exploratory Kit & The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book and STEM activity.  Guaranteed to bring a little mess, deep learning, and a lot of joy to you and your students! 

Register Here - Mar 30th Supper PL (Gr. 3-5 Teachers) (You will receive a confirmation email that also includes details about supper by early next week)

If you are unable to attend, and your school would be interested in hosting one of these types of sessions in the future or at a different location or time, please reach out to krista.nowlan@nbed.nb.ca or to Adam or Amy with the Centres of Excellence. https://centresofexcellencenb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/COE_Newsletter_2023.02.pdf

Posted: February 22, 2023

We are very pleased to partner with the Centres of Excellence to offer a fantastic PL Opportunity. This will be a full day for Gr. 6-8 Science Teachers. Please see below for more information and to register (Max 20 participants per session). The majority of these resources are currently in English but with French in the works for most.

 

 

Gr. 6-8 Science PL Opportunity: Energy Resource Planning to Support the New 6-8 Science Curriculum 
Date: Monday March 20th 9am-3pm 

Audience: Grade 6-8 Teachers (Max 20)  

Location: Rodd Miramichi River Hotel (Conference Room)

Hosted by: ASD-N Science and the Centre of Excellence for Energy  

  

Description                      

Teachers will first take part in a 1-hour session to learn about how the Inksmith Climate Action Energy Kits can support the new Grade 6-8 Science Curriculum.The remainder of the morning, COE Energy lead, Adam Trider will speak about resources and funding available and will facilitate an Energy activity that will directly support the new curriculum.  The afternoon will be an opportunity for teachers to collaborate, co-plan and share/create resources.  

Register Here – Mar 20th Full Day PL (Gr. 6-8 Teachers)  (Please ensure you have permission from your administrator prior to registering)

 

 

If you are unable to attend, and your school would be interested in hosting one of these types of sessions in the future or at a different location or time, please reach out to Krista Nowlan, or to Adam Trider or Amy Tompkins with the Centres of Excellence.

 

K-5 Science Teachers! We are hosting a special presentation for Takeaway Tuesday on Feb.7 from 3:30-4pm with Charlotte Flores from Agriculture in the Classroom.
 
She is offering kits that you can use in your classroom to teach about agriculture. See description here: "What’s in your Lunchbox is a hands-on, interactive resource for late elementary students. Students learn which crops, animals and plant parts are needed to make the foods that they commonly eat. Kits include PowerPoint presentations, game cards, lesson plan and story book." 
 
Click on the Forms link to ORDER A KIT: https://forms.office.com/r/GpxJ9G2DV4

We are very pleased to partner with the Centres of Excellence to offer two fantastic PL Opportunities on Jan 24th and 26th. The January 24th session will be a supper PL for Gr. 3-5 Teachers and the January 26th PL will be a full day for Gr. 6-8 Science Teachers. Please see below for more information and to register (Max 20 participants per session). The majority of these resources are currently in English but with French in the works for most.

 

Gr. 3-5 Science PL Opportunity: Inquiry Resources to Support the New 3-5 Science Curriculum  

Date: Tuesday January 24th 4pm-6pm  

Audience: Grade 3-5 Teachers (Max 20) 

Location: Miramichi Ed Center (Upstairs Conference Room) 

Hosted by: ASD-N Science and the Centre of Excellence   

  

Description                      

Supper + PL + Free Ready-to-Use Classroom Resources = 1 incredible evening!  Join the Centre of Excellence for Energy lead, Adam Trider and K-5 Learning Specialist, Amy Tompkins for an opportunity to explore, try, and take-away 2 cross-curricular activities to implement immediately into your classroom: Tiny Homes Exploratory Kit & The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book and STEM activity.  Guaranteed to bring a little mess, deep learning, and a lot of joy to you and your students! 

Register Here - Jan 24th Supper PL (Gr. 3-5 Teachers) 

 

Gr. 6-8 Science PL Opportunity: Energy Resource Planning to Support the New 6-8 Science Curriculum 
Date: Thursday February 16th 9am-3pm 

Audience: Grade 6-8 Teachers (Max 20)  

Location: Miramichi Ed Center (Upstairs Conference Room) 

Hosted by: ASD-N Science and the Centre of Excellence for Energy  

  

Description                      

Teachers will first take part in a 1-hour session to learn about how the Inksmith Climate Action Energy Kits can support the new Grade 6-8 Science Curriculum.The remainder of the morning, COE Energy lead, Adam Trider will speak about resources and funding available and will facilitate an Energy activity that will directlysupport the new curriculum.  The afternoon will be an opportunity for teachers to collaborate, co-plan and share/create resources.  

Register Here – Feb 16th Full Day PL (Gr. 6-8 Teachers)  (Please ensure you have permission from your administrator prior to registering)

 

 

If you are unable to attend, and your school would be interested in hosting one of these types of sessions in the future or at a different location or time, please reach out to Krista Nowlan, or to Adam Trider or Amy Tompkins with the Centres of Excellence.

 

Krista Nowlan

Science Lead

Anglophone North School District

 

Krista.Nowlan@nbed.nb.ca

http://stemnorth.nbed.nb.ca/

 

Posted: November 10, 2022

Posted: October 5, 2022

Join ASD-N and ASD-W Science Leads Tuesdays at 3:30 for a Science 'Takeaway'. We will share a 10 min. takeaway, a few quick updates, followed by a few minutes for questions, suggestions and sharing. 

Check out the recent offerings from Let's Talk Science. There's something for every grade level, K-12!

Posted: September 20, 2022

Tuesday, Sept 20th: Join ASD-N and ASD-W Science Leads at 3:30 for a Grade 3-5 Science 'Takeaway'. We will share a 10 min. takeaway, a few quick updates, followed by a few minutes for questions, suggestions and sharing. 

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