Science Olympiad Summer Institute
All Science Olympiad middle and high school teachers, coaches, Event Supervisors, tournament personnel and administrators are invited to attend the 2021 Science Olympiad Summer Institute.
While conditions are improving, the continuing pandemic requires that this year’s Institute will be held virtually Sunday July 11, 2021 through Friday, July 16, 2021.
Attendees will have access to 22 hours of content covering the 35 unique events, 16 of which will be new, that make-up the slate for the 2022 season. In addition, there will be breakout sessions that tackle preparing your team, organizing practices, finding resources, and device construction. This mix of prerecord and live, concurrent breakout sessions is designed to allow you to target the events, topics, and experiences that are most important to you while giving you the flexibility to learn on your own schedule. View the tentative live programming schedule.
New for 2021 - Online Registration! Sign up now to reserve your spot - sells out every year!
Come see why 97% of this past year's attendees said they would recommend the Summer Institute to other coaches:
"This was my first institute and I loved it! The presenters were absolutely fabulous, and I enjoyed the hands-on activities and the discussions with other coaches."
"I loved the hands-on opportunities provided in the sessions. Some of the techniques were brand-new to me, so the personal practice and guidance were invaluable! I've gained many new resources and ideas for my own classroom as well as for my Science Olympiad students. I plan to return next year!"
"The human resources were the most helpful. I liked the enthusiastic and friendly participants; they were inspiring. I saw competitiveness, but it was in the spirit of bringing out the best in everyone. Thank you!"
Join your colleagues to get the most up-to-date information and in-depth explanations about the 46 Division B and Division C events for the 2022 season from Science Olympiad National Rules Committee Chairs and top National Event Supervisors and staff. Share ideas and best practices with an exciting mix of veteran and novice coaches from across the United States while participating in sessions that focus on you as the Science Olympiad coach:
- See an advance draft of the 2022 Event Rules
- Pick up tips on how to prepare balsa wood for building structures and planes
- Learn techniques to keep your team on track whether you are in person or remote
Schools and school districts are able to apply for Title II Teacher Quality funds to cover the costs of teacher attendees to this workshop. Teachers are encouraged to contact your school principal or district science/curriculum administrator for eligibility.
Your registration fee covers the workshop, all course materials, platform fees, and a Summer Institute Surprise Box.
Please note, no students or children are allowed to participate in the Summer Institute workshop. See you online in July!