|Event Name||CLS Teachers Workshop Online 2021|
|Start Date||21st Jun 2021|
|End Date||25th Jun 2021|
In June 2021, LAAAMP and the Canadian Light Source (CLS) joined together to offer a virtual professional development workshop for teachers of member countries to facilitate connections between science curricula and inquiry-based learning with synchrotron research stories as a focus. The goal of the workshop was to introduce high school teachers to science research, STEM, inquiry, and Indigenous connections and how they could connect these concepts to their classroom. Synchrotrons, specifically CLS was introduced and provided the back drop for many of our talks, the goal was to share ideas on how to connect to common classroom science concepts. Sessions included lectures on several machine components and research applications, a virtual tour of the facility, a simple data collection experiment, and an overview of our education programs that strive to connect these things to the classroom.
Tracy Walker, Education Programs Lead
With welcomes at the first session from:
Sekazi Mtingwa, Manager LAAAMP & Training Programs
Monday, 21 June
09:30AM - 10:00AM (CST) Virtual Hangout *Optional*
Tuesday, 22 June
10:00AM - 11:30AM (CST) Dr. Robert Blyth (Science Projects Manager) Virtual Tour of CLS [Looking at the facility; Q&A]
Wednesday, 23 June
10:00AM - 11:30AM (CST) Dr. David Muir (IDEAS Scientist) IDEAS in ACTION [Technique Discussion; Simulated Soil Experiment on IDEAS; Data Discussions]
Thursday, 24 June
10:00AM - 11:30AM (CST) Dr. Michel Fodje (CMCF Scientist) Research Story [Science Research at CLS; Discussions; Q&A]
Friday, 25 June
10:00AM - 11:30AM (CST) Education Team Education Program Stories [How you can explore inquiry and research possibilities; Discussions]
Tracy Walker, Educational Programs Lead
The virtual tour of synchrotron was awesome, as well as, the remote experiments in the beamline IDEAS. The presentation of Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility (CMCF) by Dr. Michel Fodje was incredible. An other hand, the share de educational resources as videos, stories and the interaction with the teams works will help us the preparation of our classes.
The most important aspect is the attention, patience and commitment of all the researchers and professors who presented a topic in the workshop. You are all very professional and kind. Thanks.
100% of those providing feedback said they would recommend the workshop to their colleagues.
6 teachers & professors from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey & Cyprus