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How to ​Apply​

The application deadline for the 2021-2022 school year is Wednesday April 14, 2021

Teachers will find out acceptance / non-acceptance on Thursday May 6, 2021​​

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​Applications for the 2021-22 school year will be available by the end of February 2021.

There are two parts to the application: step one is a completed google form and step two is the submission of a letter of intent and year-long inquiry plan.

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 2021-2022 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 Tuesday January 26, 2021 via Microsoft Teams, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP using the Google Form by Friday January 22

  • Campus Calgary / Open Minds 101 will be at Teachers’ Convention – Friday Feb. 12, 9:00 a.m., online. Please see the Teachers’ Convention website for more details.

  • Proposal Writing Workshop will be at Teachers’ Convention – Friday February 12, 10:45 a.m., online. Please see the Teachers’ Convention website for more details.

The application deadline for the 2021-2022 school year is Wednesday April 14, 2021.

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

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 14, 2021
  • Acceptance Monday May 6, 2021
  • 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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Campus Calgary / Open Minds 2021-2022 

Participating Teachers Spring, Summer, and Fall Workshop Dates

Site coordinators will be in touch with participating teachers regarding workshop dates.



 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​​​​​

Rita Boechler

Consultant
Campus Calgary/Open Minds
Phone: 403.615.8376
Email: Rita.boechler@cssd.ab.ca​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 CBE Location

 CCSD Location

 

Calgary Catholic School District

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