Workshops for Schools and Community Groups

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Our hands-on workshops complement your regular classroom instruction and directly support the learning expectations of the Ontario Elementary Curriculum. We offer workshops for classrooms Grades 3-8, each with a unique focus and learning expectation in Ontario's curriculum strands. 

Bring STEM to life in your classroom!
At Science Engagement Program, our objectives align directly with yours! Our In-School workshops are designed excite youth about STEM and ignite a genuine passion for learning. Each of our hands-on workshops complement your regular classroom instruction and directly support the learning expectations of the Ontario Elementary Curriculum:

  • STEM Skills and and Connections
  • Life Systems
  • Matter and Energy
  • Structures and Mechanisms
  • Earth and Space Systems

To request a workshop, please complete an application online:

Our Hands-On Approach

Our high-energy and interactive workshops use a hands-on, discovery-based approach to learning. Students work in teams through guided projects and experiments to gain an understanding of abstract STEM concepts. Our instructors also share related scientific research taking place at York University and discuss real-world applications of topics, making the learning relevant to the students’ day-to-day lives.

Our Instructors

Our team consists of enthusiastic undergraduate science and engineering student instructors. They have an infectious passion for STEM, magnetic personalities, and a genuine desire to inspire youth. In addition to STEM subject mater expertise, our instructors have extensive training in pedagogy, best practices in teaching and instruction, effective classroom management and conflict resolution. They also have training in community building, diversity, and inclusion. Our team reflects the diversity of today’s GTA classrooms – meaning they make for great role models for your students!

What grades are your workshops for?

While we typically offer our workshops for grades 3 to 8, we can adapt our workshops to cater to grades 9 to 12 or create a custom program based on the unit of study.

What workshops do you offer?

Choose from any one of our curriculum related workshops. We offer workshops for Grades 3-8 spanning across all strands in the Ontario Elementary Curriculum.

Each workshop is 1 to 2 hours in length, depending on the duration of your class. We offer special block pricing for multiple bookings per school.  Each workshop typically accommodates up to 30 students.

CanCode Digital Literacy Workshops Brochure

Science Workshop Brochure

Interested in a specific topic in STEM not listed? We offer custom STEM programming options for elementary and high school, with options such as:

  • Organizing a campus visit as a consolidation activity for your unit, with a campus tour, a related research presentation by a university Faculty member, and a hands-on workshop.
  • A full day of theme-specific activities, such as Mini-Med School, Mini-Engineering, CSI: Camp Scene Investigation, Space Science, and more!.
  • Other activities of interest to your students!

What dates are available?

Science workshops are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Other weekdays are subject to availability.

Digital Literacy workshops are available on Fridays. Other weekdays are subject to availability.

How do I request a workshop?

  1. Complete the online request form.
  2. We will contact you within two business days to confirm your booking.
  3. Workshops are scheduled on a first-come first served basis. Your booking is not complete until you receive a confirmation email.

How much are your workshops?

The CanCode Digital Literacy workshop program is an initiative in partnership with the Government of Canada and Actua, and are offered free of charge to students in grades 3 to 12.

Our standard In-Person Science Workshops are available for grades 3 to 8, and pricing will vary depending on the number of workshops booked and your location.

Interested in a specific topic in STEM not listed? We offer custom STEM programming options for elementary and high school, with options such as:

  • Organizing a campus visit as a consolidation activity for your unit, with a campus tour, a related research presentation by a university Faculty member, and a hands-on workshop.
  • A full day of theme-specific activities, such as Mini-Med School, Mini-Engineering, CSI: Camp Scene Investigation, Space Science, and more.
  • Other activities of interest to your students.

 
Our digital literacy workshops are provided with funding from:

With funding from Government of Canada.A network member of Actua.