Science Olympiad Summer Workshops
This year, Science Olympiad will be offering two professional development opportunities for coaches to get a start on the 2023 season - Summer Institute, held in-person in Phoenix, AZ from July 11-15, 2022, and the Virtual Event Bootcamp, held virtually from July 25-28, 2022. Learn more about the programming opportunities below!
2022 Science Olympiad Summer Institute
Plan now to join to the Science Olympiad National Office as we return to in-person programming with the Science Olympiad Summer Institute, held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona July 11-15, 2022. This will not only be the first in-person programming we have held in three years but also it will be our farewell to Phoenix as the Summer Institute host site after 15 years.
Come out to learn from our Rules Chairs and expert Event Supervisors like CeAnn Chalker, Dan Nichols, Karen Lancour, Lin Wozniewski, Russ Burleson, and Donna Young & the NASA A-Team. Register early as the Institute always sells out!
Summer Institute is an excellent opportunity for teachers, coaches, event supervisors, tournament personnel and administrators in Grades 6-12 to get the most up-to-date information about all 46 Science Olympiad events for the 2022-2023 season as well as learn about the direction the Science Olympiad is taking in the future. Many Science Olympiad coaches at state and national tournaments attribute their team’s success to concepts learned at the SOSI. This event is not for students.
Past attendees have said the following about Summer Institute:
- "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 Institute attendee rated the experience as very good or excellent and comes away feeling as if their “batteries are recharged!”
Summer Institute attendees will experience four days and four nights of sessions and meetings designed to improve any school’s Science Olympiad program and help meet state core curriculum science benchmarks and standards. Registration includes course fee, room and board, a welcome gift and a preview of the incoming Rules for both Division B and C. Additionally, Summer Institute attendees will be given complimentary access to Science Olympiad’s new Virtual Bootcamp program. Educators are eligible to apply for Title 2 Teacher Quality program funds by contacting their school district science curriculum administrator.
2022 Virtual Event Bootcamp
All Science Olympiad middle and high school teachers, coaches, Event Supervisors, tournament personnel and administrators are invited to attend the 2022 Science Olympiad Virtual Event Bootcamp from July 25-28, 2022. Modeled after last year’s popular Virtual Summer Institute, the Virtual Event Bootcamp is designed for participants to engage as their schedules allow! This event is not for students.
Attendees will have early access to the 2023 Rules, as well as a library of pre-session videos outlining the 36 unique events for the 2023 season. In the live programming, participants have the ability to hear from and engage with Science Olympiad experts on the events! In addition, there will be breakout sessions that tackle preparing your team, organizing practices, preparing for tournaments, and coaching. 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.
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!