Apply

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How to ​Apply​

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due by the end of the day Wednesday April 8, 2020

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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 and use the 2020-2021 CBE google form

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 and use the 2020-2021 CCSD​ google form

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.ab.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 fo​rm and you will email the Letter of Intent and the Year-Long Inquiry Plan as per instructions below. 2020-2021 Independents google form

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

Teachers able to access CBE or CCSD Google Accounts will be asked to attach a Letter of Intent and Year-Long Inquiry Plan within the application 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 application using the 'independent' google form and will e-mail a Letter of Intent and Year Long Inquiry Plan 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 (includin​g any previous CC/OM experience), your students (including any previous CC/OM experiences that you know about), your school community, your passion and understanding for your chosen site(s), as well as explain why CC/OM. 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.

Year-Long Interdisciplinary Inquiry Plan: This will explain your year-long interdisciplinary study, based around a big idea or question using the lens of the site as a focus.  This big idea or inquiry question will be the framework for your year-long plan.

Cost of Program

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 (bussing included).

New to applying?

Important Dates for the 2020-2021 School Year
For teachers new to Campus Calgary / Open Minds, 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 Wednesday January 29th at the Municipal Building (City Hall School classroom). Doors open at 4:00 p.m. – program 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP using the Google form by Thursday January 23

  • Campus Calgary / Open Minds 101 will be at Teachers’ Convention – Friday February 14th, 9:00 – 10:00 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.

  • Proposal Writing Workshop will be at Teachers’ Convention – Friday February 14th, 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.

Campus Calgary / Open Minds Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due Wednesday April 8, 2020.

Resources

Programs

Campus Calgary:

  • City EcoAction School (City of Calgary Parks)
  • 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
  • Arts Commons - ConocoPhillips Hub for Inspired Learning 
    Grades 1 to 12
  • 2School: An Urban Experience – CBE Education Centre 
    Grades 1 to 12
  • Healthy Living School – Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge OR Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton (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
  • STEM Tinker School – STEM Learning Lab
    Grades 1-12

Chevron Open Minds:

  • Glenbow Museum School
    Grades 1 to 12
  • Science School - TELUS Spark
    Grades 1 to 9
  • Zoo School – Calgary Zoo
    Grades 2 to 12
  • Cross Conservation SchoolAnn & Sandy Cross Conservation Area 
    Grades 1 to 12


Year at a Gla​​nce

  • Gener​al 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 due Wednesday April 8, 2020
  • Acceptance Monday May 4, 2020
  • Site Specific Welcome after school in May or June
    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 reso​urces
  • 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)

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 Library School)
Location TBD

2School

Wednesday June 6

Tuesday August 28

Thursday September 13
(with SEEDschool)
Location TBD

Stampede

Wednesday May 30

Tuesday August 28

Wednesday September 12
Location Stampede

SEEDschool

Tuesday June 5

Monday August 27

Thursday September 13 
(with 2School)
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 28

Tuesday August 28

TBD

Library School

Wednesday May 16

Tuesday August 28

September 12 (with City Hall School)
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

Wednesday 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

Consultant
Campus Calgary/Open Minds
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