OCSB students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 will participate in our second annual #ocsbSTEAM Week. And no, 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 learning activities and virtual events.
From February 28 to March 4, we will focus on a different STEAM letter each day. 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. We will offer daily challenges. We will offer most Most STEAM Week activities in both English and French.
A week of exploring career opportunities!
It’s no coincidence that STEAM week happens when high school students are choosing their courses for next year! Our high school experience is about providing students with opportunities to explore their skills and interests. We hope this week inspires high school students to consider courses in science, trades and technology, engineering, arts and math for next year! STEAM week is a time for students of all ages to think about careers and learn from experts.
#ocsbSTEAM Week at a glance
Next week will be action-packed with opportunities to explore career paths and engage in hands-on, STEAM activities that align beautifully with the classroom curriculum. Students and educators can also win prizes for participating in events, so stay tuned for those announcements!
|Activities and events||Date|
|Daily STEAM Challenges||February 28 – March 4|
|Daily #ocsbCreates Art Doodles||February 28- March 4|
|Canadian Black Scientist Network- Career Panel (Grades 6-12)||February 28|
|Let’s Talk Science Workshops (Grades K-12)||February 28 and March 2|
|Junior and Senior STEAM Career Panels sponsored by the Ottawa Network for Education.||March 1 (Grades 5-6)March 3 (Grades 7-12)|
|Indigenous STEM speaker- Dominic Beaudry (Grades 4-12)||March 4|
|Speaker for Parents and Educator: Joel Hilchey– Career Planning During Wild Times||March 3 at 7:00 pm|
|Daily Guides Connected Lessons (Grades 5-8)||February 28- March 4|
|TVO- STEM Activity Sessions||March 1|
|Scratch Coding- with The Learning Partnership (Gr.7-8)||March 1|
|EVERFI STEM sessions||March 2 and 4|
|Create and Design Cartoon Characters- David Bradley||March 3|
|Animation Webinar- Rory Rink (Grades 10-12)||March 3|
|University STEM Career Panel (Grades 9-12)||March 4|
|Math & Cryptography Session (Grades 9-12)||March 4|
Participate and follow along on social media!
Whether your child learns in-person or online, you and your child can experience #ocsbSTEAM week at the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Share your photos and experiences online using our hashtags: #ocsbSTEAM, #ocsbEL (experiential learning), #ocsbScience, #ocsbTechEdge, #ocsbArts, #ocsbMath #ocsbFSL (French), #ocsbCodes and #ocsbCSEd (computer science).