Campus Calgary/Open Minds is an innovative school program that enhances student learning by moving the classroom into vibrant comm​unity ​settings​​. All Calgary teache​​rs are invite​​d to apply!

2017/2018 Applications are due by April 11th, ​2017

Thank you for y​our interest in applying to Campus Calgary​/Open Minds.​

Please choose one of the following application versions:
Prior to clicking the links below, ensure you are logged in to your CBE/CCSD District Google Account. If you are unsure, click to log-in.

*NEW: Teachers able to access CBE or CCSD Google Accounts will be asked to attach  Letter of Intent and Year-Long Inquiry within the form.  Please only begin this form if you have these documents finished and ready to attach within this application.  Teachers without CBE or CCSD Google Accounts will submit their form using and will e-mail Letter of Intent and Year Long Inquiry to Jenn Meredith

**Note: Even if you have never used your CBE or CCSD Google Account before, you will likely be able to log-in to your corresponding district form for completion.
CBE teachers, when prompted “sign in” and log into your account with your Google account ( and your school account password used for various platforms.  Note your username will be the same as your account but will require the suffix.  More info here.
CCSD teachers, when prompted, "sign in" and log into your account with Google account ( and your school account password used for various platforms.  Note your username will be the same as your account but will require the suffix. ​

Cost of Pr​o​​g​​ram​

We are grateful for the support of community and funder partners​ who put this program within reach of all Calgary teachers and students. Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District schools pay $1250 and all other Calgary schools pay $1500 (including transportation). ​

Important D​​​at​​es

Community Site

Spring Orientations
Doors Open at 4:00 p.m.
Sessions from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30

Summer In-services On Site
Times to be announced

Fall Pedagogy Evenings
Doors Open at 4:00 p.m.
Sessions from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
(unless otherwise indicated)


Monday May 29

Monday Aug. 28

Tuesday Aug. 29


Monday May 29

Tueday Aug. 29

Wednesday Sept. 13
Location:  TBD
(together  with Democracy & City Hall)


Monday May 29

Monday Aug. 28

Wednesday Sept. 13
Location:  TBD
(together  with 2School & City Hall)


Thursday May 18
and Thursday May 25

Tueday Aug. 29

Monday Sept. 11
Location: at HUB
(together with Hub)

City Hall

Wednesday May 31

Tuesday Aug. 29

Wednesday Sept. 13
Location:  TBD
(together  with 2School & Democracy)


Wednesday May 31

Tuesday July 4

Sept.  20
Location: Cross
(together  with Zoo)


Monday June 12

Tuesday Aug. 29

Tues Sept. 12
Location: Science
(together  with Healthy Living)

Healthy Living

Tuesday May 30

Monday Aug. 28

Tuesday Sept. 12
Location: Science
(together  with Science)


Monday June 19

Fri Aug. 25

Wednesday Sept. 13


Tuesday June 6

Monday Aug. 28
Possible Optional 2nd day: TBD

Sept. 20
Location: Cross
(together with Cross)


Tuesday Jun 13

Tuesday Aug. 29

Monday Sept 11
Location: at Hub
(together with Museum)

New to applying?

For supporting resources for applications/proposals ​​​​​​​​​

How do Teachers Appl​​y?​

Any Calgary teacher can apply. Submit your application with a proposal by April 11, 2017 describing how you would plan an extended interdisciplinary study using the week at the site as a focus. Selections are not made on a first-come firs​t-serve basis. For teachers new to the CC/OM experience, f​urther questions will be answered and forms will be available at the information meeting listed below.

2017/2018 Campus Calgary School Programs:

  • City Hall School (funded by the City of Calgary) 
    Grades 3 to 12
  • Stampede School - Calgary Stampede (funded by The Stampede Foundation)
    Grades 1 to 12
  • The Hub for Inspired Learning at Arts Commons 
    Grades 1 to 12
  • 2School – CBE Education Centre 
    Grades 1 to 12
  • Healthy Living School - Vivo (funded by Cenovus) 
    Grades 1 to 12
  • Democracy School – Manning Foundation
    Grades 4-10
  • Jube School – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    Grades 1-12

Chevron Open Minds ​​School Programs:

  • Glenbow Museum School
    Grades 1 to 12
  • Science Centre School at TELUS Spark
    Grades 1 to 9
  • Zoo School
    Grades 2 to 12​
  • Cross Conservation School Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area 
    Grades 1 to 12

Year at a Gla​​nce

  • General Information Session ​(Janu​​ary)
    Introduction to CC/OM philosophy, application process, and staff
  • Teacher Proposal Writing Workshop (February​)
    Review proposal expectations and how to complete the application form
  • Submission of Proposal (March/April)
  • Acceptance (April)
  • Site Specific Welcome (May after school)
    Initial opportunity for site familiarization, sharing of expectations and development of working relationships
  • A Day on Site (usually August)
    Immersion at the site and discovery of the rich resources
  • Setting up for Success Workshop (after school evening September)
    Immersion in and practicing the CC/OM philosophy
  • Practice and Preparation at School
  • First Planning Meeting (after school at your school 6-8 weeks prior to being on site)
    Collaboration with CC/OM Education Coordinator and Site Coordinator to connect the classroom to the community creating a custom designed week
  • Scheduling Meeting (2- 3 weeks prior to being on site)
    Finalize the schedule for the week and discussion of roles and responsibilities
  • Week on Site
  • Back at School
    Continued connections and taking up relevant actions
  • Professional Learning Workshops (Offered throughout the year)

 Contact Us


Travis Robertson

Learning Leader
Campus Calgary/Open Minds
Phone: 403.817.7583

Jennifer Meredith

Learning Leader
Campus Calgary/Open Minds
Phone: 403.817.7510
​Cell: 403.819.5917

Selina Kruchten

Calgary Catholic School District Consultant
Phone: 403.615.8376


 CBE Location


 CCSD Location


Calgary Catholic School District

St. Paul Centre
124 – 24 AVE Calgary, AB
T2E 1W4