Science Olympiad Summer Workshops
This year, Science Olympiad will be offering two professional development opportunities for coaches to get a start on the 2024 season - the Virtual Event Bootcamp, held online from July 10-20, 2023 and the NEW Summer Build Clinic, held in-person in Naperville, Illinois from July 26-28, 2023.
Many Science Olympiad coaches at state and national tournaments attribute their team’s success to concepts learned at the Science Olympiad Summer Workshops. Learn more about these workshop opportunities below!
2023 Virtual Event Bootcamp
All Science Olympiad middle and high school teachers, coaches, Event Supervisors, tournament personnel and administrators are invited to attend the 2023 Science Olympiad Virtual Event Bootcamp from July 10-20, 2022. The Virtual Event Bootcamp is designed for participants to learn about all the events in the 2024 competition as their schedules allow! This event is not for students.
Attendees will have early access to the 2024 Rules, as well as a library of pre-session videos outlining the 33 unique events for the 2024 season. In the live programming, participants have the ability to hear from and engage with Science Olympiad experts on the events! 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. In addition, each day of Live programming will offer time to network with and learn from the Event Supervisors as well as other attendees.
Your registration fee of $399 covers the workshop, all course materials, platform fees, and a Summer Institute Surprise Pack. Register for the Virtual Bootcamp today!
2023 Science Olympiad Summer Build Clinic
Plan now to join to us in-person at our NEW learning experience the Science Olympiad Summer Build Clinic. Held at the Northern Illinois Conference Center in Naperville, Illinois July 26-28, 2023 this 2 1/2 day workshop will allow you to learn from and build with expert Event Supervisors Brian Turnbull, David Lindley, Jeremy Gerber, Brian Hoffman, and CeAnn Chalker as well as Dan Nichols and John Loehr from the National Office.
The Summer Build Clinic is a hands-on, deep dive into continuing events Flight and Wheeled Vehicle along with Air Trajectory, Robot Tour, and Towers, which are new events for the 2024 season. In addition, there will be breakout sessions that tackle preparing your team, organizing practices, preparing for tournaments, coaching, and the future direction of Science Olympiad. This event is not for students.
Summer Build Clinic attendees will experience 2 1/2 days of sessions designed to improve any school’s Science Olympiad program and help meet state core curriculum science benchmarks and standards. Each evening there will also be optional networking opportunities. Registration includes course fee, building materials, access to all Virtual Bootcamp prerecorded and live sessions, daily beverage service, three breakfasts and two lunches, a welcome gift, and a preview copy of the Rules for Middle School (Division B) and High School (Division C) Events for the 2024 season.
Past attendees have said the following about our Summer workshops:
- "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!"
Based on these quotes it’s easy to see why almost every Summer workshop attendee rated the experience as very good or excellent and comes away feeling as if their “batteries are recharged!”
You will want to register early as prior in-person Summer workshops have sold out!
The headquarters hotel for this event will be the Embassy Suites hotel across the street from the Northern Illinois University Conference Center but attendees can choose from any of the hotels in Naperville to book their accommodations.
Educators are eligible to apply for Title 2 Teacher Quality program funds by contacting their school district science curriculum administrator.