Teacher PD

Connect Conference 2018

Workshop 1: Engineering Design in the Classroom

Presentation and Balloon Car Design Challenge

Workshop 2: Engineering Design in a Makerspace using the micro:bit

Presentation and Worksheet
Diffusion of Innovation Info-graphic Pg 1
Diffusion of Innovation Info-graphic Pg 2


Past Teacher PD Events:

Connections Education Conference Poster v1-1(1)

FREE Teacher PD EVENT!!!

Connections Engineering Outreach is very excited to be hosting the Educational Technology Conference at Queen’s University March 23rd and 24th. The conference is completely free for educators thanks to the funding provided by Actua and the CanCode grant from the Canadian government. 

Check out the conference schedule below to get an overview of each day’s events.


Saturday March 24th – Ellis Hall – Queen’s University Campus



8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration Opens

Tea/Coffee & Refreshments – Ellis Hall Room 321

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Opening remarks – Diffusion of Innovation  

by Scott Compeau – Ellis Hall Room 321

Ellis 319

Ellis 321

Ellis 333

Session 1

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Using Scratch in the Classroom

Led by: Canada Learning Code

Get to know the MicroBit (and take one home)

Led by: Fair Chance Learning

Book Creator

Led by: Jessi Lalonde

Session 2

10:20 am – 11:20 am

Robotics in the Primary classroom

Led by: Katie Bauml

Computing with a Social Purpose

Led by: Paul Allison

Digital Markbook DIY

Led by: Mary Beth DuChene

11:25 am – 11:55 pm

Lunch – Old Farm Fine Foods

Collect conference SWAG

Session 3

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Queen’s – What’s the Hype with HyperDocs

Led by: Meghan Squarebriggs and Cheryl Rooyakkers

Andrew McDonough- Design Thinking and 3D Printing

Led by: Andrew McDonough

Teaching & Learning in higher education

(Online learning, 360 video, Virtual Reality)

Led by: Eric Tremblay

Session 4

1:05 pm – 2:05 pm

Technology to assist with Assessment & Evaluation (PhET, Kidblog, Mentimeter, & Gizmos

Led by: Carmen Maerz, Ryley Kehoe, & Michelle Hegarty

Engineering Design in a Mobile Markerspace

Led by: Connections

“Virtual Reality Art Spaces”

Led by: Bryan Olive

2:10 pm -2:20 pm

Post-Conference Wrap-up, Feedback