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How to ​Apply​

The application deadline for the 2022-2023 school year is Thursday May 12, 2022

Teachers will find out acceptance / non-acceptance on Thursday May 26, 2022 ​​​

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**IMPORTANT NOTICE** On your Google application, you will need to indicate that you as the teacher(s) and your principal acknowledge that there is possibility that sites/organizations may have their own policies/protocols related to COVID-19. You are applying for a Campus Calgary / Open Minds experience with the possibility that your experience may not be at the site during 2022-23 school year and that you accept the possibility of a virtual/interactive/in-school community experience. We anticipate that experiences will be at the sites and will modify plans accordingly should circumstances arise that need a different response. We have learned that circumstances can change quickly with regards to COVID-19 and we are not able to predict what the 2022-23 school year will look like.

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available!

Campus Calgary/Open Minds is an award-winning program that provides authentic learning experiences to transform teaching and learning by increasing engagement through community, funder, and educational partnerships. Creating personalized and flexible learning programs for each student, Campus Calgary/Open Minds provides a dynamic learning experience by connecting students in the community for five days and connecting them to experts who are passionate about experiential learning.

How t​o Apply

For CBE teachers, please be logged into your CBE google accounts (educbe) before starting. The CBE google application form is found here: https://forms.gle/LAfkXarSHs4UwpTi7

For CCSD teachers, please be logged into your CCSD google accounts (learn) before starting. The CCSD google application form is found here: https://forms.gle/yaPu3Dpwn5gik9cm7

For Independent teachers, and CBE and CCSD teachers who can’t log into their google accounts, use this google application form: https://forms.gle/9YQKKT4AAcC9LGoy9

Within this google application, you will be asked to attach an “Application Supporting Document”.

The Application Supporting Document includes the following:

  1. What is your Big Idea/Question/Provocation and how do you see this influencing/inspiring your year’s work?
    • What is a big or essential question or idea that you can see being overarching that could lead your year’s work?
    • What are some other essential questions that can support this as well?
  2. What do you hope/want your students to come to understand as part of this Campus Calgary / Open Minds experience?
    • When it’s all said and done, what are some potential pieces of learning that you want your students to take away with them, as part of their work with a site?
  3. Why this site? How do you anticipate this site supporting your big question and your students’ learning?
    • How will your first-choice site(s) support specific learning for you and your students based on your big question?
  4. Anything else you want to share as part of your application?
    • An opportunity to share any other information to help support your application, sharing the story of you and your students and why you want a Campus Calgary / Open Minds experience as part of your year for 2022-23.

**How you layout/organize this information is up to you, but please make sure that all of this is contained within your Application Supporting Document.
** This file may be a .pdf, .docx/.doc, google doc, or other typical multimedia files. (please do not use Pages).

The application deadline for the 2022-2023 school year is Thursday May 12, 2022.

For more information about Campus Calgary / Open Minds, join us for an additional information session on Wednesday April 13, 5:30 p.m., online. RSVP here


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).

This is a heavily subsidized program with actual costs being about $5000 - $8000 per week.

New to applying?

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 Tuesday January 25, 2022 via Microsoft Teams, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. RSVP here 
  • Campus Calgary / Open Minds 101 will be at Teachers’ Convention – Friday Feb. 18, 10:15 a.m., online. Please see the Teachers’ Convention website for more details.
  • Proposal Writing Workshop will be at Teachers’ Convention – Friday February 18, 8:45 a.m., online. Please see the Teachers’ Convention website for more details.
  • Additional Information and Application Session Wednesday April 13, 5:30 p.m., online. RSVP here


The application deadline for the 2022-2023 school year is Thursday ​May 12, 2022.

Resources

Programs

Campus Calgary:

  • City EcoAction School (City of Calgary Parks)
    Grades 1 to 12
  • 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

Chevron Open Minds:

  • Science School - TELUS Spark
  • Grades 1 to 9
  • Zoo School – Calgary Zoo
    Grades 1 to 12
  • Glenbow Museum School
    *Please note - Museum School at the Glenbow Museum is not accepting applications as they are closed for extensive building renovations. Museum School will recommence Fall 2024.
    Grades 1 to 12


Year at a Gla​​nce

  • General Information Session (January 25 online, via Microsoft Teams and at Teachers’ Convention) - Introduction to CC/OM philosophy, application process, and staff 
  • Info and Application Writing Workshop (February 18 at Teachers’ Convention) - review proposal expectations and how to complete the application process 
  • Additional Info and Application Workshop (April 13, via Microsoft Teams) 
  • Submission of Proposal (due May 12) 
  • Acceptance (May 26) 
  • Spring Inservice - Site Specific Welcome (after school in May or June) – initial opportunity for site familiarization, sharing of expectations, and development of working relationships 
  • Summer Workshop - A Day on Site (usually in August) – Immersion at the site and discovery of the rich learning opportunities available at each site 
  • Fall Pedagogy Evening - Journalling Workshop (after school evening in September) – Immersion in and practicing the CC/OM philosophy and journalling 
  • Practice and Preparation at School (ongoing) 
  • Planning Meeting (after school at your school, 6-8 weeks prior to being on site) – In collaboration with CC/OM Operations Team and Site Coordinator to connect the classroom to the community creating a personalized week 
  • Scheduling Meeting (2 -3 weeks prior to being on site) – Finalize the schedule for the week and discussions of roles and responsibilities 
  • Week on Site 
  • Back at School – continued connections and taking up relevant actions 
  • ** CC/OM Professional Learning Workshops – offered throughout the year 
  • ** Ongoing communication with site and site coordinator to support learning.

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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These workshops are open to participating teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. ​

 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​​​​​​

 CBE Location

 CCSD Location

 

Calgary Catholic School District

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