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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!

How to Apply

Applications for the 2018 to 2019 School Year are due April 10, 2018. Thank you for your interest in applying to Campus Calgary​ / Open Minds. 

Step One: Login

For CBE and CCSD teachers, please be logged into your google or learn accounts before beginning this application process.  If you are unsure of how to access this account, please follow these steps.

For CBE Teachers login to your CBE .educbe Google Account

CBE teachers, when prompted “sign in” and log into your account with your Google account (username@educbe.ca) and your school account password used for various platforms.  Note your username will be the same as your username@cbe.ab.ca account but will require the educbe.ca suffix. 

For CCSD Teachers login to CCSD Learn Google Account

CCSD teachers, when prompted, "sign in" and log into your account with Learn account (username@learn.cssd.ab.ca) and your school account password used for various platforms.  Note your username will be the same as your username@cssd.ab.ca account but will require the learn.cssd.ca suffix. ​

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.  (your password will need to be at least 8 characters to work on google)

For Independents/Charters or CBE/CCSD teachers unable to access district accounts, please complete the following form and you will email the Letter of Intent and the year-long inquiry plan as per instructions below.

Step Two: Submit Letter of Intent and Year-Long Inquiry

Teachers able to access CBE or CCSD Google Accounts will be asked to attach a Letter of Intent and Year-Long Inquiry within the form.  Please only begin this application 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 the 'independent' google form and will e-mail a Letter of Intent and Year Long Inquiry to Jenn Meredith jlmeredith@cbe.ab.ca.  Selections are not made on a first-come first-serve basis.

Letter of Intent: This will introduce yourself, your students (including their possible previous CC/OM experiences), your school community, your passion and understanding for your chosen site(s), as well as explain why and how CC/OM fits your year-long plan. Please explain who are you and what your year ahead will look like with your CC/OM week as a catalyst for year-long inquiry? 

Long Term Interdisciplinary Inquiry: This will explain your long-term interdisciplinary study, focussed around a big idea or question using the lens of the site as a focus.  This long-term big idea (or question) will act as the framework for your year plan.

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). ​

New to applying?

Important Dates

For teachers new to the CC/OM experience, further questions will be answered at upcoming information sessions please see the dates below.

  • Information Meeting for teachers new to Campus Calgary / Open Minds will be Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at TELUS Spark.  Doors open at 4:00 pm – program from 4:30-6:30 pm. Please RSVP using the Google form by January 25.
  • Campus Calgary / Open Minds 101 will be at Teachers’ Convention Friday, February 16th at 9:00-10:00 a.m. hosted in the City Hall School Classroom on the main floor of the Municipal Building.  
  • Proposal Writing Workshop will be at Teachers’ Convention Friday, February 16th at 10:45-11:45 a.m. hosted in the City Hall School Classroom on the main floor of the Municipal Building. Please see the Teachers' Convention website for more details.

Resources

2018/2019 Programs

Campus Calgary School:

  • 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
  • Jube School – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    Grades 1-12
  • Library School – Calgary Public Library (funded by Cenovus)
    Grades 1-12
  • SEEDschool – The Mustard Seed
    Grades 3-12
  • Strong Kids School – Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA
    Grades 1-12
  • Social Enterprise School – STEM Learning Lab
    Grades 1-12
  • Tinker School – STEM Learning Lab
    Grades 1-12

Chevron Open Minds ​​School:

  • 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
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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)

 

Important Dates

Community S​ite

Spring Orientations on Site Doors open at 4:00 p.m., Sessions 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Summer Inservices in Site Times to be announced

Fall Pedagogy Evenings Doors open at 4:00 p.m., Sessions 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

City Hall School

Wednesday June 6

Tuesday August 28

Wednesday September 12 (with 2School, SEEDschool, and Library School)
Location TBD

2School

Wednesday June 6

Tuesday August 28

Wednesday September 12 (with City Hall School, SEEDschool, and Library School)
Location TBD

Stampede

Wednesday May 30

Tuesday August 28

Wednesday September 12
Location Stampede

SEEDschool

Tuesday June 5

Monday August 27

Wednesday September 12 (with City Hall School,  2School, and Library School)
Location TBD

Hub for Inspired Learning

Tuesday June 5

Tuesday August 28

Tuesday September 11
Location: Arts Commons

Zoo School

Tuesday June 5

Tuesday August 28

Wednesday September 12 (with Cross Conservation School)
Location TBD

Cross Conservation School

Wednesday May 30

Monday August 27

Wednesday September 12 (with Zoo School)
Location TBD

Healthy Living School

Monday May 29

Tuesday August 28

TBD

Library School

Wednesday May 16

Tuesday August 28

September 12 (with City Hall School, 2School, SEEDschool)
Location TBD

Museum School

Wednesday May 30 or Thursday May 31 (choose one day)

Tuesday August 28

Tuesday September 11
Location: Glenbow Museum

Science School

Monday June 11

Tuesday August 28

TBD

Jube School

Thursday May 30

Monday August 27

Monday September 10
Location: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Social Enterprise School

Thursday June 7

Monday August 27

TBD

Tinker School

Thursday June 7

Monday August 27

TBD

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 Contact Us

 

Jennifer Meredith

Learning Leader
Campus Calgary/Open Minds
Phone: 403.817.7510
​Cell: 403.819.5917
Email: jlmeredith@cbe.ab.ca​​​​​​

Natasha McKay

Learning Leader
Campus Calgary/Open Minds
Phone: 403.817.7583
Email: nnmckay@cbe.ab.ca​​​​​

Selina Kruchten

Calgary Catholic School District Consultant
Phone: 403.615.8376
Email: selina.kruchten@cssd.ab.ca​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

 CBE Location

 
 

 CCSD Location

 
 

Calgary Catholic School District

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