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Canadian Light Source Teachers’ Workshop 2020


Teachers across Canada are invited to a free, online workshop from August 10-14, 2020. You will learn to connect classroom science with scientific research by participating in a virtual experiment, STEM presentations, and networking opportunities with other teachers. Let’s relate synchrotron techniques to curriculum content and keep science engaging for students in a virtual environment.

Our goal is the same: connect classroom science with scientific research! We will take you on a Research Journey! You will participate in a virtual experiment, connect research and synchrotron techniques to curriculum content, network with teachers across the country, all while working toward keeping science alive for students in a virtual environment. You can anticipate:

  • Share, explore, and network with other teachers using online tools throughout the workshop
  • Take part in various STEM-related sessions including presentations, guest speakers, virtual tours, and discussions
  • Receive resources to enhance session discussions and supplement your classroom teaching
  • Participate in a synchrotron virtual experiment – mail in YOUR own soil sample! (instructions provided)
  • Network with scientists who will share their experiences and enthusiasm for science
  • Make connections to science curriculum, and more!

CLS provides an exciting, real-life context for many of the outcomes expected in any science classroom. Registration is open and click on the register now button above! If you have questions, feel free to reach out to us at

By going virtual, this means we will be taking into consideration the different time zones across Canada! Our morning sessions will be at 10:00 am CST and our afternoon sessions will be at 12:00 pm CST. What time would this be for you? Take a look at the table below. Sessions will range from 45 mins to 3 hrs and we are currently looking at both live and offline sessions. See our tentative agenda (link above).

Province / Territory BC & YT (PDT) AB & NT (MDT) SK (CST) MB (CDT) ON & QC (EDT) NB & NS & PE (ADT) NL (NDT)
Morning Session 9:00AM 10:00AM 10:00AM 11:00AM 12:00PM 1:00PM 1:30PM
Afternoon Session 11:00AM 12:00PM 12:00PM 1:00PM 2:00PM 3:00PM 3:30PM

Register now