British Columbia Science Teachers' Association

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 1

Just so you have some context, I currently teach Science 10 and Biology 11; students in these courses will be my test subjects.  I have been teaching for around 5 years and have taught both courses before, so I’m not…

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Teaching Literacy is an Important Part of Science… or any Class

Guest Blog by Rhiannon Johnson. Rhiannon has taught in various Science settings. Her current role is collaboratively teaching in a middle school model at Charles Bloom Secondary in Lumby, BC. Rhiannon is a master at incorporating literacy strategies into her Science…

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One Teachers Journey Testing out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades

Good morning Readers, In addition to being a Biology teacher, I am also a Foods & Nutrition teacher.  I know what you are thinking: I have the best teaching assignment a person could ever ask for.  You are right. One…

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Scientific Models: Practical Uses of 3D Printing in Science Classes

Guest Blog by Craig Howard. Craig is a Sr. Chemistry and Physics Teacher at WL Seaton Secondary in Vernon BC. He actively looks for ways to incorporate technology into his practice.@craigihoward Science classes have always been enhanced by the use…

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Turning Your Approach to a Lesson Upside Down

If you’re looking for a fresh take on your favourite (or not so favourite lesson), how about designing your lesson upside down? Jennifer Gonzalez, from @cultofpedagogy, has a wonderful video giving an example of how to teach an inductive learning…

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Catalyst 2018 Update

The BCScTA’s Catalyst Conference is held annually in October during the PSA Professional Development Day. For 2018, Catalyst will be held at Kelowna Secondary School in the sunny Okanagan, October 19th. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Dave Harper. Dr….

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Literacy Supports in Science- For FREE

One of the questions that I often get asked is, where do I find text that meets the reading level of all my students? There are 2 go to websites that I frequently use to support literacy learning in Science…

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PSA Superconference Reflection

I hope that many of you were able to attend the PSA Superconference that took place in October at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre and at Science World. Planning it was a monumental undertaking by all accounts and there…

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BCScTA Roots Grants

The BCScTA is really excited to be offering grants for grassroots projects that inspire our membership. This year, the BCScTA introduced the Science Roots Grant to support collaborative groups in quality science education initiatives. The funding for these projects are…

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Canada 2067

Canada 2067 is a national initiative to shape the future of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning, focusing on Kindergarten to Grade 12. Using the perspectives and opinions of Canadians, Canada 2067 will develop an action plan and a…

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