Teacher Professional Development Program

Throughout the year, the Western Engineering Outreach team participates in a variety of Teacher Professional Development Workshops across London and the surrounding area. Interested in learning more? Contact us at discover@uwo.ca.

WEMADEIT in the Classroom

WEMADEIT in the Classroom is a program designed by a consortium consisting of Hydro One, Western University, Ryerson University, Ontario Tech University and Waterloo University. The program offers STEM professional development for teachers working in grade 7-8 classrooms with the potential to go as low was grades 5-6.

WEMADEIT has run successfully for the last five years in the Waterloo District School Board, Toronto District School Board, Thames Valley District School, St Clair Catholic District School Board and Lambton Kent District School Board, reaching over 500 teachers and 18000 students. Western Engineering Outreach is looking to expand more into southwestern Ontario with school boards like LKDSB.

WEMADEIT has 12 FREE curriculum linked activities, and provides all professional development workshop materials for a cross curricular learning experience. For more information on the program please visit: http://wemadeit.ca/teachers/

Upcoming WEMADEIT in the Classroom Events:

Science Teachers' Association of Ontario Conference

On March 27, 2020, the WEMADEIT team will be delivering a workshop on "How Zombies Changed My Classroom". Join us at 11am to discover how zombies and a host of other design challenges have transformed your classroom. Offering a cross-curricular approach to teaching - these activities cover math, language, science, art and social studies. For more information on the conference visit: https://stao.ca/conference/

Engineering Marvel

On May 13 and 14, 2020 Western University will welcome WEMADEIT in the Classroom teachers and their students to campus for a day filled of WEMADEIT workshops. The agenda for 2020 will be released in March. To see an outline of the day you can view the 2019 agenda. 

Coding Teacher Professional Development

Western Engineering Outreach is eager to help teachers bring coding into their classrooms as a method of reaching cross-curricular expectations.

We currently offer two workshops:

Coding 101 

In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use the BBC Micro:bit for various Math, Language and Science curriculum strands.

Makey Makey

Having difficulty teaching space to your students? In this interactive workshop, Western Engineering Outreach will provide you with the skills and tools to provide interactive space activities using Scratch coding and Makey Makeys. This cross-curricular activity will blast off beyond the grade 6 space unit and dive deeper into the Ontario Curriculum.

Upcoming WEMADEIT in the Classroom Events:

Makey Makey Workshop - February 8th, 2020

Location: Amit Chakma Engineering Building. Interested in attending? Email discover@uwo.ca to register.