Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 26 Jul 2018
    • St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON

    !! The OAPT-OTF Physics Camp is back!!

    Exploring Inquiry in Science and Physics

    Kingston, July 24-26, 2018

    Join James, Roberta and (some surprise presenters!!) for twelve new workshops for physics in grades 9-12. These sessions will include topics such as smart phone apps, gravity assists, modelling particle models and concepts schmoncepts. It will also feature three brand-new resources from the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics on Energy, Waves and Climate Change!

    All of the workshops will be fully hands-on and engaging. You will have lots of time to explore the materials and discuss the concepts with other keen teachers like yourself.  We will be following a schedule that is quite different from the other OTF camps, but which has worked really well in the past. The first two days will be extra-long so that the last day (Thursday) is just a half-day which will make getting home easier. Because we start bright and early on the Tuesday, we strongly recommend that you ask for the optional accommodation on Monday night.

    This camp is fully funded by the OTF and therefore registration is only open to teachers who are part of the OTF. We are sorry that we can’t include private school teachers or teacher candidates. L

    Registration opens June 1 at https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/summer-institutes-2018/

    Last year, we had more registrants than space – so make sure you sign up early! If you have any questions, feel free to email roberta@tevlin.ca. Please email Roberta after you register, so that she can arrange car pooling and other last minute things.


    • 14 Aug 2018
    • 16 Aug 2018
    • York University

    This original workshop was developed by professional astronomers from York University, as well as three of the University of Toronto’s astronomy institutes: the Dunlap Institute, the Center for Planetary Sciences, and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, in coordination with educators from the Faculty of Science at YorkU. We have updated the workshop with new modules, including more recent discoveries in Astronomy. This year the workshop is led again by Matt Russo (Seneca College & SYSTEM Sounds) and Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo (Humboldt State University & University of Washington Bothell). 

    Please note that teachers without access to PD funds will be fully reimbursed.

    Teacher Feedback from 2017:

    • "Engaging and relevant - an insightful way to understand hands-on what Astronomers are doing and how they are doing it"
    • "Extremely interesting subjects, tackling the big questions and ideas in Astronomy."
    • "A total eye opener and confidence booster. It messed with my brain! It pushed my cerebral boundaries! And it also made sense"


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