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Tech-Talk: Education, Traditional vs Online Teaching Tools

Are your kids on YouTube too much? Instagram? Facebook? In today’s world, technology is everywhere. Education is changing. Teachers now must compete with online teaching tools.

In this Tech Talk workshop, we’ll discuss the problems of using traditional teaching techniques and how experiential technology, such as virtual reality, is changing the educational landscape.  We’ll also discuss whether this paradigm shift is something that enhances or detracts from the learning process.  Facilitated by Ronen Grunberg.  Pre-register

May 5th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Meet the Seasons Newcomer Nature Tour *NEW winter date

A fun and interactive introduction to the four seasons in Aurora, Ontario.

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*NEW DATE*

Join educators from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority in this fun and interactive introduction to the four seasons in Aurora. This free event is geared toward newcomer families of all ages.

Please come dressed for seasonal weather. We will spend part of our time indoors and part of our time outside.

February 22nd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Bring Wild Foods to Your Table

Rising food prices, and produce that is lacking its full nutritional values is a concern. Bringing edible wild food into your kitchen not only can help reduce the grocery bill, but increase your nutrient intake – naturally!

Join wild food educator and herbalist Karen Stephenson for a presentation that will have you going wild over the vast amount of free food that grows right under your feet.

April 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Magic of the Night Sky

An indepth look at the night sky with David Chapman. Everything from beautiful northern lights and shooting stars, to the intense activity of thunderstorms -- see not only incredible displays of lightning but also the developing structure and movement of the clouds above. Have you ever looked up at the moon and seen a ring around it and wondered what caused this to happen?  Enjoy time lapses of shooting stars -- watch dust and smoke from their impact as they move across the sky, well after the meteor has burned up in our atmosphere.

April 21st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Is Vaping Safe?

Is Vaping Safe, or Is It Just Bait and Switch from Big Tobacco?  Back popular demand, Forensic Toxicologist, James Wigmore, presents a brief history of tobacco and nicotine from the evolution of smoking from pipes, cigars and chewing tobacco to the highly designed and addictive cigarettes. He will examine how vaping has been promoted as a safe alternative to smoking, but also has health risks. Pre-register.

 

April 15th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Home Alone Program

Designed by the Canadian Safety Council, this program helps prepare 9-11 year olds for being home alone during short periods of time.  Participants will learn basic first aid and safety procedures, as well to recognize hazards, and when and how to use 911.  Offered in partnership with St. John Ambulance.

Monday March16 (March Break); 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Lebovic Room

$39  For ages 9-11

Please register in advance. (Registration opens on December 6 2019.)

 

March 16th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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Technology Training: Microsoft Word Basics II

Learn how to use Word for professionally formatted resumes, documents, and collaboration. 

Optional: Bring your own device preloaded with Microsoft Suite.

Please note this is not a beginner course.

Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Multi-Use Room

January 27th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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