Let’s Talk Science

Rural expansion assistant

Theme: Science Education
Location: Kelowna
Age Group: Elementary and Secondary

Position Description

The teacher candidate will identify a school in a rural or indigenous setting in BC(we can help). The teacher candidate will communicate with interested teachers at that school about workshops or activities to bring to the classrooms (three workshops total, different or same grades). Communication will have to be initiated before the actual CFE program in May to allow for planning time. One activity will be developed by the teacher candidate, two will be provided by us. If in-person visits are allowed the teacher candidate will travel to the classrooms, all expenses for car rental, meals and accommodation will be paid by us. If COVID restrictions are in place, the outreach will be virtual. In this case a school closer to Kelowna will be worked with to drop off supplies needed for the activities beforehand.

Educators from a rural area in BC need to be contacted before the program start to communicate about the curriculum being taught. In addition, travel (if allowed) needs to be organized and booked with time. Once the CFE starts, the teacher candidate is expected to create an activity and to travel to the school to hold three workshops. If travel is restricted, workshops will be held over Zoom.

Expected hours Flexible
# of placements 2

Organization Information

Let’s Talk Science is committed to developing youth who are creative, critical thinkers and knowledgeable citizens prepared to participate and thrive in a complex global environment. An award-winning, national, charitable organization, Let’s Talk Science has provided engaging, evidence-based STEM programs for more than 25 years at no cost for Canadian youth and educators. Through the generous support of our partners and donors, we are able to provide educators with opportunities to discover and use effective learning strategies to develop and strengthen students’ questioning and problem-solving skills; and offer experiential and digital programs that engage youth in meaningful STEM learning. Since its inception in 1993, Let’s Talk Science has impacted more than 9.5 million Canadian youth.

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