Inquiry By the Bay - Ontario 2013

 Registration is closed for this event
Smarter Science is excited to present our annual 2-day educators' event. Over the past years Smarter Science has generated a lot of interest. Many teachers have been introduced to the concepts and templates of the Smarter Science framework but need more time to learn about the resources and strategies that we offer.

Kempenfelt Conference Centre

Topics Covered:

Smarter Science summer workshops provide a relaxed atmosphere for K-12 educators to extend their training, network with other Smarter Science teachers, share best practices, and explore additional topics related to inquiry-based education.

If you wish to stay at the resort:

NB: Kempenfelt resort does not accept direct reservations, we take reservations and inform them of room needs.

Introduction to Smarter Science Recommended for beginners who need to learn the fundamentals of the Smarter Science framework & Steps to Inquiry strategy
Designed for beginners, educators will learn about the 35 inquiry process skills in the Smarter Science Framework and how to use the Steps to Inquiry strategy to help students plan and implement their own investigations. Throughout the day, participants will learn how to scaffold the inquiry process from a guided inquiry to an open-ended inquiry. Many demos and ideas to stimulate your thinking!


Assessment and Evaluation of Inquiry Recommended for teachers that have previously attended an Introduction to Smarter Science workshop and have begun implementing our strategies in their classroom
Learn to assess and evaluate the 35 inquiry process skills using our newly developed education version of the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition and how to focus on the process as well as the curriculum content.


Innovation and Creativity through Inquiry Recommended for teachers that have previously attended an Introduction to Smarter Science workshop and have begun implementing our strategies in their classroom

Learn to apply the Smarter Science framework and strategies to transform existing lessons or create new ones that develop inquiry skills – and cover content.


Problem Based Learning Recommended for teachers that are very comfortable using the Smarter Science approach in their classrooms and wish to master more advanced topics.
Learn to use problem-based learning (PBL) as a context for Smarter Science in your classroom. Practise the PBL strategies and skills that challenge students through problems based on real life situations.

Registration includes

  • Admission to workshop sessions
  • Morning pastries, full buffet lunch, unlimited juice, tea & coffee each day
  • Opening and closing sessions
  • Smarter Science framework booklet & poster (11x17)
  • Steps to Inquiry booklet & poster handouts
  • Certificate of completion
  • Smarter Science pin 

Registration and Resort Fees

  • Regular - $210 + $72 resort fee* = $318.66 (includes HST)
  • Pre-service Teacher - $100 discount (with coupon code)
  • Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) Delegate - $20 discount (with coupon code)
  • Certified Smarter Science Trainers - $20 discount (with coupon code)

* Resort fee includes morning pastries, full buffet lunch, unlimited juice, tea & coffee each day

NB: Maximum of one discount code per participant. If you qualify for a discount, request one by sending an email to

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Refund requests must be received 7 days before the institute, either in writing or by email. Registration cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee. 

No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days before the first day of the institute. Late requests for refunds, due to a family emergency only, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Program - Day 1 - July 30, 2013

8:00-9:00am Registration & continental breakfast
9:00-9:30am Opening Plenary
9:30-10:45am Workshop Sessions
10:45-11:00am Break
11:00am-12:15pm Workshop Sessions
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:15pm Workshop Sessions
2:15-2:30pm Break
2:30-3:45pm Workshop Sessions
3:45-4:00pm Announcements & adjourn for the day

Program - Day 2 - July 31, 2013

8:00-9:00am Continental breakfast
9:00-10:15am Workshop Sessions
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-11:30am Interactive vendor session
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:45pm Workshop Sessions
1:45-2:00pm Break
2:00-3:15pm Workshop Sessions
3:15-4:00pm Closing Plenary


July 30th, 2013 12:00 AM   through   July 31st, 2013 4:00 PM
Kempenfelt Conference Resort
3722 Fairway Road,
Innisfil, ON L9S 1A5
Regular ($210 + $72 Resort fee +$36.66 HST) $ 318.66
Program Choices
Introduction to Inquiry $ 0.00
Classroom Strategies $ 0.00
Creating Inquiry Challenges $ 0.00
Assessing & Evaluating Inquiry $ 0.00
Problem-based Learning $ 0.00
Case Studies $ 0.00
Science Literacy $ 0.00
Science Numeracy $ 0.00
Professional Learning Communities $ 0.00

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