Next week students in Kindergarten to grade 12 will participate in our board’s first STEAM Week! Nope, we’re not talking about a Nordic spa experience– STEAM week is an opportunity for your child to celebrate and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through various learning activities and virtual events.
From February 22-26, we will focus on a different letter of STEAM: On Monday, we explore science. Tuesday, we take a closer look at technology & the trades. Wednesday is all about engineering! Thursday, we investigate the arts. And Friday, we cap off the week with a fun day of math.
A week of exploring career opportunities!
It’s no coincidence that STEAM week occurs right when high school students choose their courses for next year! Our high school experience is all about encouraging your child to explore their skills and interests. STEAM week can open up opportunities for your child to get a taste for areas of science, trades and technology, engineering, arts and math before they choose courses for next year.
STEAM Week at a glance
Next week will be action-packed with opportunities to explore career paths. Students and educators can also win prizes for participating in events.
|Activities and events||Date and time|
|Daily STEAM challenges||February 22-26|
|Daily #ocsbCreates art challenges||February 22-26|
|Virtual Education and Career Fair for students in grades 9 to 12 featuring youth environmentalist and keynote speaker Sam Demma.|
|February 23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm|
|Webinar for parents: 5 Great Reasons for a Career in the Trades with Jon Callegher. |
|February 24 at 7:00 pm|
|STEAM Career Panels sponsored by the Ottawa Network for Education.||February 24 at 9:30 am (grade 6)|
February 25 at 9:00 am (grades 7-12)
|Careers in film & animation workshop with REEL Canada for students in grades 7 to 12.||February 25 at 9:00 am|
|Live coding sessions hosted by Math consultants for students in Kindergarten to grade 8.||February 26|
Participate and follow along on social media!
Whether your child learns in-person or online, you and your child can experience STEAM week at the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Share your photos and experiences online using our hashtags: #ocsbSTEAM, #ocsbScience, #ocsbTechEdge, #ocsbArts, and #ocsbMATH.