STAO/APSO Conference November 8 – 10, 2018

STAO logo with a moleculeThe annual Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario conference will be held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport and Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

University of Waterloo launches Open.Science

STAO, Thursday at 11:00 am

We are inviting chemistry teachers to take part in a professional 
development program that provides the instruction and support 
to plan and participate in the creation of online lessons. Participants 
receive a resource package that provides guidelines for 
storyboarding an online lesson. Selected authors will collaborate
with instructors at Waterloo to transform the lesson into an 
open online resource.

Laura Ingram in the lab behind cylinders with different coloured solutions

Laura Ingram, Lab Instructor &
Outreach Coordinator

Carey Bissonnette

 Carey Bissonnette, Continuing Lecturer & Science Teaching Fellow

All STAO 2018 presentations 

Presentations of interest to high school chemistry teachers include:

Thursday, November 8, 2018

11:00 am
A collaborative initiative for the creation of interactive online chemistry lessons (see below)
Carey Bissonnette, Laura Ingram

12:30 pm
    Using Manipulatives to Teach Chemistry
    Jason Trinh

12:30 pm
    Perimeter Institute: How Do Scientists Think?
    Kevin Donkers, Dave Fish

12:30 pm
    Can You Escape? (Escape room games for review and fun!)
    Megan Fox, Melinda Snyder

12:30 pm
    Smartphone Science
    Sandra Eix, John Eix

2:00 pm
    Redesigning Labs for Inquiry
    Melanie Ball, Jennifer Shields

3:30 pm
    WTF? WHMIS 2015: GHS Survival Guide
    Lori Bolander

3:30 pm
    Systems in Science
    Joe Ross

Friday, November 9, 2018

9:00 am
    Focus on Science, NOT Grades
    Amy Szerminska

11:00 am
    Science and Our Future
    Neil Turok

2:00 pm
    Chemistry of Colour-Oscillating clock reaction revisited
    Meenakshi Dowlut

2:00 pm
    Inquiry-Based Learning in Senior Chemistry with Minor Tweeks in Your Lesson
Bluky Ng

Saturday, November 10, 2018

9:00 am
Forensic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: The Luminol Presumptive Test — Is it blood?
Amanda Orr, Sumiko Polacco

9:00 am
Green Chemistry and Sustainability
Richard Cooper

12:30 pm
Inquiry Ideas in Grade 12 Chemistry
    Christine Morris