Smarter Science is the training tool developed by Youth Science Canada (YSC)
. It is a Canadian framework for teaching and learning science process skills and for developing the skills of inquiry, creativity, and innovation in a meaningful manner for students from Grades K-12. SFF BC is collaborating with YSC on the presentation of the Smarter Science program to BC teachers.
Teachers are coached on techniques for teaching the processes of inquiry and technological problem solving. The inquiry-based approach of this framework lends itself naturally to self-directed project-based science.
A key feature of Smarter Science is its open-source nature. All resources developed by cooperating jurisdictions and contributed by teachers can be accessed online, at no cost, through www.smarterscience.ca
. Resources may be freely reproduced and distributed under Creative Commons licensing.
The Science Fair Foundation BC offers workshops throughout BC. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact us at email@example.com.
- September 27 to 29, 2016 - Francophone Smarter Science Workshops with Dominic Tremblay - Richmond
- October 21, 2016 - BC Science Teachers' Catalyst Conference, Richmond
- January 2017 - Francophone Smarter Science Follow-up Session - Richmond
- August 2017 - 5th Annual Smarter Science Summer Summit - Vancouver