Having an inquiry-minded STEM program at the elementary and middle school level is amazing for the teacher and highly engaging for your students. This is one of the best ways to stimulate student growth and development and build those fundamental critical thinking skills! But how often do you consider safety in the STEM program? Together we will review some of the most common safety concerns for elementary and middle school science and STEM including hazard or risk assessments, common issues in the classroom, and tool safety protocols. This is a necessary aspect for the teacher and for the student to ensure that a culture of safety awareness blended with curiosity can be the baseline for innovative science and STEM opportunities for learning in your classroom. Come and learn how to achieve this with James Palcik from FLINN Scientific Canada.
Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8)
James Palcik is the General Manager and the Director of Education, Safety & Compliance for Flinn Scientific and is passionate about science and safety education across the grade levels. He is a well-recognized speaker among teacher associations and from providing thought leadership, Apple Podcasts, custom solutions and much more to schools and school districts across the continent. James is a leader in science safety and training programs and always delivers a worthwhile event! Join him on this journey with your colleagues at the BCScTA.