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Summer Workshops for Educators

Workshops provide teachers with the background they need to integrate these topics into their classrooms. Through hands-on, open-ended inquiry projects, participants will learn engineering concepts, and the connection between STEAM disciplines. Associated pedagogy/educational theory will be covered. The workshops are open to any Kindergarten to Grade 12 teacher, informal education providers, and volunteers or industry members interested in learning about Coding, Minecraft, STEAM and/or LEGO® engineering.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the design process.
  • Explore the educational pedagogy and theory of using hands-on STEAM projects.
  • Investigate how to integrate other curriculum areas (math, science and literacy) through engineering-based projects.
  • Discuss and develop classroom management strategies.

Participants will leave with:

  • A collection of integrated classroom activities and lesson ideas.
  • Access to a website for sharing ideas.
  • Comfort level with Coding, Minecraft, STEAM and/or LEGO® Robotics in the classroom.


  • Laptops, all LEGO® kits and STEAM materials will be available during the workshop. Teachers may choose to bring their own computer and LEGO® kits if they prefer, so they can take away models at the end of the session.


All sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are held at the university's north Oshawa location:
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON
L1G 0C5


Registration information

For more information, please contact:

Sheila Rhodes
Faculty of Education
905.721.8668 ext. 2893