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Conferences & Workshops

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO

On November 18th, AYVA representative Quentin Dus will offer a hands-on PASCO training session to more than a dozen participants from the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN).

The DSBN recently acquired PASCO's brand new line of wireless sensors, including temperature, pH, voltage, current and conductivity.

Teachers will have the opportunity to perform experiments with the new sensors and to get familiar with the SPARKvue software on Chromebooks.

BANFF, ALBERTA

Wireless Sensors - The Game Changing Technology of 2016
Nov.19 10:30am-11:15am * Room KC 310 * Grades 7-12

Discover through engaging hands-on activities why educational sensors have never been this affordable or fun! Join us at ATA in Banff on November 17-19, 2016.

Using an iPad, Chromebook or Smart Phone you’ll record and analyze real world measurements of temperature, pH, voltage and motion. Downloading the free ‘Sparkvue’ software from your Smartphone’s App store is recommended prior to attending.

Presented by Craig Ecclestone * Product Specialist – AYVA Educational Solutions

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Sensing Science in 7-12 with BYODs & Wireless Sensors
Nov 18 1:15 pm to 3:30pm - Room KC 208 * Grades 7-12

Advancements in wireless technology and BYOD initiatives are making sensor based experimental investigations far more affordable and practical.

Witness numerous demonstrations of curriculum based investigations using Force, Temperature, pH and Voltage sensors that clearly highlight the transformative power of wireless technology. Presented by Craig Ecclestone * Product Specialist – AYVA Educational Solutions *

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TORONTO, ONTARIO

Inquiry and Devices and Probes, oh my! Inquiry and collecting data in the 21st Century Science Classroom This session will highlight how to create an inquiry based classroom through the use of various PASCO sensors. Through the integration of a variety of popular apps, the collection of data and the consequent share of information becomes an even more powerful, engaging and authentic experience.

Join us at STAO on November 10th, 2016. One of the hallmarks of an engaging and authentic science experience, is observing the world around you, collecting some data, analyzing it and then possibly coming to some conclusions. Many classrooms are relegated to spending the bulk of their inquiry time in an attempt to collect this elusive data. If students were able to collect real world data in a timely fashion, then the pursuit of true “open-ended” inquiry becomes much easier. Imagine a classroom, where students are encouraged to ask scientific questions, have the means to collect the data in numerous ways, and once they have an answer communicate and share their findings using one of the many online tools. Probeware is an amazing tool that allows the learners to spend less time collecting the important data, and more time on the process of inquiry. We will specifically look at these ideas as it relates to the Grade 10 science and senior university Biology classrooms. Presented by Clayton Ellis * Head of Science - David Suzuki Secondary School - TH0519 Thu at 15:30 PM in Peel Room – General Senior Level Science.

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

Data-Driven, Inquiry-Based Science in the P-12 Classroom
My school recently received PASCO sensors, Airlinks, Chromebooks and iPads... Now what? Join us at AST on October 28, 2016. Probeware allows students to collect, manipulate and analyze data from various sources to support observations and help make inferences and conclusions about the world around them. Probeware is an amazing datalogging tool that allows learners to spend less time collecting data, and more time on the process of inquiry. This datalogging system is particularly useful in that it can be completely wireless and easily interfaces with iPads and Chromebooks already present in many schools. In this session we will explore how the 6 in 1 Weather Sensor, the General Science Sensor, the Motion Sensor, and others can be used in the classroom to help engage students and provide the opportunity to deepen their scientific understanding. Moreover, we will explore the ease with which the sensors interface with installed App(s) or software. It is recommended (but not required) that participants bring an iOS (iPad or iPhone) or Chrome OS (Chromebook) device if possible with the Sparkvue App installed. Any and all resources will be made available through Google Drive. While the session will coincide with the provincial rollout of sensors for grades 4 - 6, the session will appeal to science teachers across grades P-12, since the PASCO datalogging system is incredibly versatile and can become an indispensable part of any elementary, junior high or high school science classroom. Presented by Wes Leblanc * Chemistry Teacher - HRSB - Session 1 (#1015) 9:00-10:15am & Session 2 (#2015) 10:45am-12pm * All Grades

Learning with PASCO Probeware
Discover how PASCO sensors can be used to stimulate the minds of your young scientist and also address many of the skills and concepts outlined in the new streamlined curriculum. Join us at AST on October 28, 2016. Engage and amaze your students with authentic learning activities using PASCO probeware in your classroom. This session will build upon innovative curriculum and technology integration professional development provided to grade 4 to 6 educators in the spring of 2016. Discover how sensors can be used to stimulate the minds of your young scientist and also address many of the skills and concepts outlined in the new streamlined curriculum. The session will be based on the PASCO data acquisition kits that will be supplied to all elementary schools in Nova Scotia (Fall 2016). Presenters will demonstrate some of the many exciting opportunities to integrate the technology into your curriculum and participants will have a hands-on opportunity to learn how easy it is to record and analyze real world measurements. Presented by Mark Richards * Consultant of Technology Integration-AVRSB *Session 2 (#2013) 10:45am-12pm * P-6

Enhancing Science with Data Sensors
See what’s new in the world of datalogging with PASCO; watch some equipment demos, gather free lab activities and learn about wireless sensing technology.

Join us at AST on October 28, 2016. Science classrooms are exciting places, with students doing activities to enhance their learning. These activities and experiments can be made more effective with the use of data sensors which allow students to gather information in real time and analyze their results. Teachers will have a chance to see the equipment demonstrated, and will be given several activities to take back to their classrooms. Some of the new equipment from PASCO will also be showcased in this session. Presented by Nancy Chisholm * IT Consultant (Retired) * Session 1 (#1002) 10:45am-12pm * All Grades

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

Sensors & Inquiry Based Science
This session focuses on the idea that inquiry-based learning is critical to students understanding of science, and that this can be enhanced through the technology of computers, tablets, engaging software and PASCO data collection sensors.

Join us at SAGE on October 21, 2016. This session will examine the use of sensors in the science classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to examine a variety of sensors and determine how the sensors integrate with the different devices to allow for inquiry based learning in the classroom. Teachers will become better acquainted with using datalogging technology and related software to meet STEM curriculum goals. A number of different ideas specific to biology, chemistry and physics will be reviewed. This session focuses on the idea that inquiry-based learning is critical to students understanding of science, and that this can be enhanced through the technology of computers, tablets, engaging software and PASCO data collection sensors. Presented by Bill Young * Science Teacher, Glenlawn Collegiate * 10:30am-11:30am * SC17 * Level 6-12

RICHMOND, BC

Inquiry, Devices & Probes in the 21st Century Science Classroom
Imagine a classroom where students are encouraged to ask scientific questions, to collect data in numerous ways, and to communicate their findings using modern technology.

Join us at CATALYST on October 21, 2016. One of the hallmarks of an authentic science experience is engaging in authentic science; observing the world around you, collecting data, then forming conclusions based on the analysis of this data. Many classrooms spend the bulk of their inquiry time collecting this elusive data. The pursuit of true “open-ended” inquiry becomes much easier if students are able to collect real world data in a timely fashion. Imagine a classroom where students are encouraged to ask scientific questions, to collect data in numerous ways, and to communicate their findings using modern technology. Probeware is an amazing tool that allows learners to spend less time collecting data, and more time on the process of inquiry. We will specifically look at these ideas as it relates to the high school science classroom. Presented by Stephen Fuerderer * Science Department Head, Byrne Creek Secondary *10:15am-11:30am * B230 * K-12 General.

PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotia Training Event
This October, dozens of grade 4 to 6 teachers in Nova Scotia - representing over 20 schools per session - had an engaging time learning how to use PASCO probeware. The post training feedback was overwhelmingly positive with many teachers commenting that it was the best professional development they ever had to promote scientific inquiry.

Facilitated by veteran PASCO trainer Glenn Starkey, eight separate 3-hour hands-on training sessions were conducted, with representatives from nearly half of the elementary schools across the province. The training was based on the Airlink, the general science sensor and the weather anemometer. Teachers had the opportunity to investigate temperature changes in water, reflective properties of light, and also learned how to collect measurements with their own weather stations. Helping to support Glenn at each session were Craig Ecclestone from AYVA Educational Solutions, and Eric Therrien and Christine Christensen from the Nova Scotia Department of Education.

PICKERING, ONTARIO

Durham District School Board – PASCO PD Session
AYVA is pleased to call all Durham District School Board science teachers! Join us at Pickering High School on October 7th, 2016.

Join us for a review of the latest and greatest in PASCO probeware technology. Our brief one hour session will provide you with an overview of the PASCO ecosystem which includes software, hardware, teacher resources and more. Roll up your sleeves and get involved in the break out sessions where our specialists will guide you through a few hands-on experiments with the new wireless sensors