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OUTREACH
PARTNERING
WITH
TEACHERS
Many of the ideas of modern physics are difficult to understand, let alone teach to high school
students. The annual EinsteinPlus National Teachers’ Workshop (E
+
), brings approximately 40
high school teachers from Canada and abroad to Perimeter for a one-week intensive workshop
to learn effective ways to convey key concepts. Teachers are introduced to in-class resources
and encouraged to give feedback on resources in development, helping to ensure they are useful
and engaging in the classroom.
E
+
alumni form the core of Perimeter’s Teacher Network, a peer-to-peer training program that
includes over 80 teachers throughout Ontario and across the country who are trained on sharing
Perimeter’s resources with fellow educators in their home districts. The Network greatly extends
the reach of our Outreach program: in 2010-11, Network teachers delivered 60 workshops to
1,300 educators, who in turn reached over 58,000 Canadian high school students.
“The information and resources from Perimeter are outstanding.… It is essential that
teachers and students continue to receive the latest research information and this is
the best source I have come across.”
– Chris Copley, teacher, Nepean, Ontario
BY THE NUMBERS
I
n 2010-11, Perimeter
Outreach ...
• Held EinsteinPlus
teacher training camp
for
39
teachers
• Delivered 60 peer-
to-peer workshops to
1,300
educators
across Canada through
the Perimeter Teacher
Network
Teachers at EinsteinPlus 2011