Energy IQ 2021 Workshop Series

Are you excited to teach your students about energy in Canada but unsure where to start? Would you like to hear from experts about how STEM and energy intersect or how Indigenous and community partnerships are an integral part of any energy project? Check out the recordings from our Energy IQ 2021 Workshop Series!

Our Energy IQ 2021 Workshop Series has concluded, but don’t worry if you missed it! All of the sessions were recorded and are now available to watch on our YouTube channel. Please click on the link below to find the playlist of our workshops.

More details about the workshops:

Please note that while all Energy IQ resources are available bilingually, these workshops were conducted in English. 

Canada’s energy story

Would you like to learn more about how to use Energy IQ in your classroom? This workshop provides K-12 educators with an overview of the Energy IQ program and shows teachers how to navigate the website and where to access the best age-appropriate resources.

This workshop takes place during Canadian Geographic Education’s free virtual Summer Conference, a full-day professional development event for all Canadian educators. 

Learning outcomes: At the end of the workshop, teachers will: 

  • Have an understanding of the Energy IQ program and its diverse resources.
  • Understand how these resources can be incorporated into different classroom settings. 

Presenter: Dominique Patnaik, Education Program Coordinator, Canadian Geographic Education

Energy IQ for the elementary classroom

This workshop is aimed at elementary teachers in grades 2-6 and focuses on how elementary teachers can bring complex energy topics into the classroom for young grades. This workshop walks teachers through accessing grade level-appropriate resources and highlights successful teaching strategies.

Learning outcomes: At the end of the workshop, teachers will: 

  • Understand how the different Energy IQ resources can be used and adapted to teach elementary students about Canada’s energy story and landscape.
  • Learn how to navigate the Energy IQ website to find age-appropriate classroom resources.

Presenter: Dominique Patnaik, Education Program Coordinator, Canadian Geographic Education

Energy IQ for the secondary classroom

This workshop is aimed at middle and high school educators in grades 7-12. This workshop focuses on how educators can bring complex energy topics into the secondary school classroom. This workshop walks teachers through the Energy IQ website and highlights age-appropriate resources and teaching strategies to increase energy literacy in the secondary classroom. 

Learning outcomes: By the end of this workshop, teachers will: 

  • Understand how the different Energy IQ resources can be used to help senior students learn about Canada’s energy story.
  • Gain ideas for how to help students learn about Canada’s energy production and transmission, while taking a balanced and critical approach.

Presenter: Sara Black, Manager of Education Programs, Canadian Geographic Education

Connecting Energy and STEM: Creating an Engaging STEM Learning Experience

Learning outcomes: By the end of this workshop, teachers will:

  • Explore and develop approaches to bringing engaging science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences to the classroom to help explain/teach/understand complex energy concepts.
  • Examine various approaches for connecting STEM and careers in the energy sector. 

Presenter: Actua: A national charity that is preparing youth (age 6-26) to be innovators and leaders by engaging them in exciting and accessible STEM experiences that build critical employment skills and confidence. 

Connecting energy and the economy: local and national perspectives

Learning outcomes: By the end of this workshop, teachers will: 

  • Have a basic understanding of how Canada’s energy sector plays a vital role in the economic prosperity of the country.
  • Understand diverse energy perspectives across Canada.
  • Gain a sense of the importance of different energy sectors to regional economies across Canada. 

Presenter: Mark Agnew, Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Relations

Mark manages the Canadian Chamber’s policy team, which advocates on behalf of businesses at the federal and international level. The Canadian Chamber is Canada’s largest business organization, representing companies of all sizes in all sectors of the economy.

Community partnerships: Indigenous perspectives on Canada’s energy landscape

Learning outcomes: By the end of this workshop, teachers will: 

  • Understand the relationship between certain Indigenous communities and Canada’s energy sector.
  • Appreciate the importance of these relationships and Indigenous perspectives in the development of energy projects.

Presenters:

  • Sharilyn Johnston, Environment Department Coordinator at Aamjiwnaang First Nation
  • Jennifer Meharey, Senior Advisor, Community Relations, Suncor Energy, Sarnia Refinery
  • Hope Regimbald, Indigenous Relations Advisor, LNG Canada