From September 26th to 28th our grade 9 St. Elizabeth CHS Smart Start students participated in a three day, two night trip to the world-renowned Scientific exhibition and teaching facility, Science North, in Sudbury, ON.
On September 19th, 2018 our grade 9 Smart Start students travelled to the Venture Lab Facility in the IBM Building, Markham. This was the first of four sessions students will be participating in to receive their Young Innovator’s Certification from Future Design School. As part of the Smart Start program, students will be working on developing their creative and critical thinking skills and generating and testing ideas using the Design Thinking Process.
On Friday, March 23rd the St. Elizabeth Library Learning Commons hosted two SCRATCH Coding workshops for students. SCRATCH is a programming language originally developed at MIT. This language can be accessed via a very visually appealing and interactive web-based interface that can be used by anyone free of charge.
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On Tuesday, March 27th the St. Elizabeth Library Learning Commons welcomed Sharon Gusz, retired YCDSB Teacher-Librarian, from the Organization Milk Bags Unlimited. Milk Bags Unlimited facilitates, collects and ships the production of mats woven from plastic milk bags that are shipped to many developing countries throughout the world and used as sleeping mats as well as mobile medical supplies in various parts of the world.
As the future opportunities for our students in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) as well as in computer coding are ever increasing it is important to encourage the participation of our female students in these growing technical pathway opportunities, as these fields are traditionally dominated by men.