SHSM

2020 – 2021 SHSM OFFERINGS

Science North offers industry certifications for Specialist High Skill Major (SHSM) students. Choose from certifications offered throughout the school year. During each day-long SHSM program, students will earn two industry certificates in their field of study.

virtual offerings

Through video-conferencing your students will earn their certificates virtually.

Price: $30 per student + HST*

To book or for more information email brendanroy [at] sciencenorth.ca

ICE Day

This program meets the requirements for the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) element of the Sector-Partnered Contextualized Experience (SPCE). Students will be presented with a selection of video-challenges from sector related partners and will learn techniques for creating unique and valuable solutions. The solutions to the sector challenges will be presented and then shared with the appropriate partners.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE)

Location: Science North

Capacity: 45 students per day

*Coding SPCE - $25 + HST

As part of this Sector-Partnered Contextualized Experience, Science North will connect students with real-world digital problems. Students will learn to use either App or CAD software and then use these skills to create a solution to a problem in their sector.

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Coding SPCE Certificate

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

Supported by:

Videogames Day

Designed as an introduction to coding, this workshop uses Scratch to teach students some of the fundamental concepts used in game design. Students will learn about movement, using variables to track score and how to animate their sprite among other techniques. In the afternoon portion of the workshop students will have the opportunity to create their own game.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Game Design and/or Advanced Training in a Technique (Coding)

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day


classroom offerings

Science North will hit the road and come to you to with these industry certifications.

Price: $48 per student + HST*

To book or for more information email brendanroy [at] sciencenorth.ca

Health and Wellness Day

The Health and Wellness SHSM program provides students with a hands-on experience that incorporates sterilization techniques and lab practices throughout the session. Students will learn about aseptic and clean sterilization techniques, practice using micropipettes, perform serial dilutions and conduct a case study.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Sterilization Techniques and Lab Practices

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

ICE Day

This program meets the requirements for the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) element of the Sector-Partnered Contextualized Experience (SPCE). Students will be presented with a selection of video-challenges from sector related partners and will learn techniques for creating unique and valuable solutions. The solutions to the sector challenges will be presented and then shared with the appropriate partners.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE)

Location: Science North

Capacity: 45 students per day

Leadership Day

This SHSM program combines the theory and practical aspects of leadership and communication techniques. Students will apply different leadership styles, learn about influence without authority and practice their communication skills as part of a larger group activity that challenges them to combine all the skills they learn over the course of the day.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Leadership Skills & Communication Skills

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

Videogames Day

Designed as an introduction to coding, this workshop uses Scratch to teach students some of the fundamental concepts used in game design. Students will learn about movement, using variables to track score and how to animate their sprite among other techniques. In the afternoon portion of the workshop students will have the opportunity to create their own game.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Game Design and/or Advanced Training in a Technique (Coding)

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

Business Day

The objective of this workshop is to teach some of the people driven techniques relevant to business. Students will analyse the techniques of an effective public speaker and use practiced techniques to improve their own public speaking skills. Additionally, students will explore the different forms of networking and be guided through planning their next networking event.

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Public Speaking & Effective Networking

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day 

*Coding SPCE - $25 + HST

As part of this Sector-Partnered Contextualized Experience, Science North will connect students with real-world digital problems. Students will learn to use either App or CAD software and then use these skills to create a solution to a problem in their sector.

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Coding SPCE Certificate

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

Supported by:


offerings at Science North AND DYNAMIC EARTH

Science North and Dynamic Earth are currently closed to in-person SHSM offerings until further notice. 

Price: $48 per student + HST - Lunch included

Health and Wellness Day

The Health and Wellness SHSM program provides students with a hands-on experience that incorporates sterilization techniques and lab practices throughout the session. Students will learn about aseptic and clean sterilization techniques, practice using micropipettes, perform serial dilutions and conduct a case study.
 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Sterilization Techniques and Lab Practices

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

ICE Day

This program meets the requirements for the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) element of the Sector-Partnered Contextualized Experience (SPCE). Students will be presented with a selection of video-challenges from sector related partners and will learn techniques for creating unique and valuable solutions. The solutions to the sector challenges will be presented and then shared with the appropriate partners.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE)

Location: Science North

Capacity: 45 students per day

Sports Day

This two-part program begins with students learning about high-performance teams and having the opportunity to apply the theory in engaging group activities. In the second portion of the workshop, students will complete concussion awareness training which includes examining brain samples, using sensors to track the force required to cause a concussion and attempting to complete tasks using concussion goggles.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Concussion Awareness & Group Dynamics

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

Hospitality and Tourism Day

As part of this experience, students will be grouped with Science North Bluecoats who specialize in customer service and tour guide techniques. Students will participate in and discuss a tour of the building and then break into smaller groups to experience delivering hands-on immersive tours on each of Science North’s floors.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Customer Service & Tour Guide

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

Leadership Day

This SHSM program combines the theory and practical aspects of leadership and communication techniques. Students will apply different leadership styles, learn about influence without authority and practice their communication skills as part of a larger group activity that challenges them to combine all the skills they learn over the course of the day.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Leadership Skills & Communication Skills

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

Field Day

Students will visit Dynamic Earth and experience being in the field for a day. During this program, students will learn how to use the combination of a compass, map and GPS to navigate as well as how to effectively use radio for communication. They will then have the opportunity to go outside and use these techniques in a practical way to complete a scavenger hunt type activity.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Compass/Map, Global Positioning System (GPS) & Radio Operator

Location: Dynamic Earth

Capacity: 30 students per day

Plant Day

This program is led by a Science North botanist who will share their knowledge about plant identification and the roles they’ve played in restoring habitats in the Sudbury area. Students will spend a short period learning theory before heading outside to the nearby Northern Forest and apply the techniques they have learned. This program is only available in the spring.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Habitat Restoration & Plant Identification

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

Wetlands Day

This program is led by one of Science North’s leading experts in wetland management. Students will learn about species identification and water management techniques before going outside to explore some of the wetlands surrounding Science North. This program is only available in the spring.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Water Management & Species Identification

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

Videogames Day

Designed as an introduction to coding, this workshop uses Scratch to teach students some of the fundamental concepts used in game design. Students will learn about movement, using variables to track score and how to animate their sprite among other techniques. In the afternoon portion of the workshop students will have the opportunity to create their own game.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Game Design and/or Advanced Training in a Technique (Coding)

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

Business Day

The objective of this workshop is to teach some of the people driven techniques relevant to business. Students will analyse the techniques of an effective public speaker and use practiced techniques to improve their own public speaking skills. Additionally, students will explore the different forms of networking and be guided through planning their next networking event.

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Public Speaking & Effective Networking

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day 

*Coding SPCE - $25 + HST

As part of this Sector-Partnered Contextualized Experience, Science North will connect students with real-world digital problems. Students will learn to use either App or CAD software and then use these skills to create a solution to a problem in their sector.

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Coding SPCE Certificate

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

Supported by:

CAD/CAM Design

Students will use digital design programs to prototype a 3D model for solution to an issue relating to their SHSM program of study and their design will be manufactured as 2D components using the laser cutter. Students will assemble their design and have opportunity to iterate on their prototype.

 

Sector-Recognized Certifications: Sector Specific Software 1, Advanced Training in a Technique, or Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Location: Science North

Capacity: 30 students per day

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