Conference Schedule

Spotlight Schedule
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Ongoing Activities

  • Open Creative Space Drop-in makerspace, with an Arts slant. Come discover STEAM education and engage with the Maker Mindset through hands-on discovery and making.
  • Collective Art Creation: Students work publicly with artists to make collective art pieces.
  • Pop-Up Musical Performances

5:00pm – 6:00pm

round_tableOpen Round Table Discussion

Design Thinking: Putting the A in STEAM
moderated by Sylwia Bielec

As STEAM schools and Makerspaces proliferate in schools across the province, many people are scratching their heads, wondering what to do with the A for Arts. What do the Arts have to do with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics? How do the Arts t into the Maker movement? What is the role of Arts teachers, generalists and specialists alike, who teach the Arts in STEAM schools? And what IS Design Thinking, and how does it link with the Cross-curricular Competencies? Come join your voices to ours, as we explore these questions together.

6:15 – 7:30

Mini-Workshops for Teachers
20 minutes each


7:45pm – 8:00pm

Closing remarks and student presentations