Girls in Innovation

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Program Description

Designed for girls in grades 3–5, Girls in Innovation is an interactive online workshop series that will focus on innovation in Engineering. Each session will focus on a different theme with STEM activities that align with that topic. Registering for the program will give students access to the free Girls in Innovation workbook and the option to register for live interactive workshops. Upon successful completion of the program, your child will receive a University of Toronto Engineering Outreach certificate.

Activities for which we suggest parental supervision will be outlined in activity sheets.

Online Sessions

Online workshops will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 AM –12 PM each week. Every workshop is led by two of our instructors. Each week they will explore the theory behind each of the activities while promoting student engagement and fun. Online sessions are limited to 25 students per week.

*Please note that participants may only sign up for ONE WEEK of workshops to allow as many students experience the program as possible!

Grades:

Grades 35

Cost:

Free. Participants must supply their own materials. All materials required for these workshops will be household items with little-to-no cost.

Daily Schedule:

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM | Log-in and meet the class
10:45 AM – 11:45 PM | Program - Lesson and Activity
11:45 AM – 12 PM | Q&A

Session Descriptions

General Information


Technology Required:

Students will be required to use both Google Classroom and Zoom for this workshop.

Google Classrooms

Our team will provide a link to the Google Classroom the Thursday before the start date. You will be required to use a @gmail.com account to access the classroom. School-issued emails are not compatible with our Google Classroom. Click here to access the support documents for Google Classroom.

Zoom

Students will be required to use Zoom for this workshop. A mic and camera are required during class to thoroughly interact with the instructors. Click here to access the support documents for Zoom.

Materials & Preparation:

Activity instructions, guidelines, and material lists will be sent out on the Thursday before the start date in the form of Student Activity Sheets, which are 1-2 pages of instructions to help students prepare and conduct the workshop. Guardians are asked to kindly read over and gather the materials for their child ahead of time. 

Video Permission:

We understand that there is a possibility that a student may accidentally activate the camera on their device. As such, while we will not be using this content for any media-related purposes, we do require all participants to consent to the possibility of being photographed and/or filmed.

Waitlist:

If you see that a course is waitlisted on the registration page, that means there are no available spaces. If a space opens up in the course, those on the waitlist will be notified immediately in the order that they registered.

Creating an Active Account:

If this is your first time registering for one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account as you register. If you are successful in getting a spot in the workshop, your spot will be held for you as you complete the registration form, so no need to rush.

Please note that it is not possible to create an account before the registration date.

Cancellation Policy:

We ask that if you need to cancel your registration to let us know at least 48 hours before your session start date in order for us to reach out to any participants on our waiting list. No session transfers will be issued during or after the completion of the program.

The cancellation request needs to be made in writing by email to outreach@engineering.utoronto.ca.

Thank you for your understanding!

Get ready to discover with Girls in Innovation!

Register now to  save your spot in our live interactive sessions

If you have questions about Girls in Space Program:

Contact us at outreach@engineering.utoronto.ca

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