Nova Scotia Department of Education visits PASCO Scientific
We were delighted to host Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Christine Christensen, the Provincial Science Consultant and Matthew Murphy, the French Immersion Science and Math Consultant at PASCO’s headquarters in Roseville, California last week. Joining Christine and Matt were AYVA’s President Dianne Beveridge, and Brad Beveridge, AYVA’s new Chief Operating Officer, along with Craig Ecclestone, our PASCO Product Specialist.
In 2016 Nova Scotia outfitted every elementary school in the province with a technology resource kit that included numerous PASCO sensors for use with iPads and Chromebooks. A core objective of last week’s visit was to discuss ways that both PASCO and AYVA can further support the use of the sensors in the classroom with train-the-trainer sessions, a customized Nova Scotia micro-site with Getting Started Resources and Videos, and grade-specific webinars.
We continue to be impressed with the exemplary efforts that the Nova Scotia Department of Education is making to provide professional development and support for science inquiry teaching practices at the elementary and middle school grade levels.
The visit also included a tour of the PASCO facility and a preview of some very exciting new products coming in the near future.