At Connect, outdoor and environmental education have been embedded in our charter and teaching philosophy for years but many of the outdoor experiences we focus on have been off school grounds. The bulk of students’ outdoor time however, is local. … Continue reading Envisioning our Future Outdoor Spaces
Our Grade 7’s have been working on a project we call the iHistory project, in which they choose, research, and communicate the most remarkable aspects of a historical story involving their own family. We are nearing completion of 100 projects … Continue reading Grade 7 iHistory Projects – The Most Remarkable
On December 16th, Calgary Science School is please to host a screening of the film Girl Rising. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors. Girl Rising is a grassroots global action campaign for girls’ education, powered by girls, women, boys and men around the world who stand for equality. Millions have seen the film and are spreading its message across campuses and communities of … Continue reading Girl Rising Documentary – Monday, December 16th, 7:00pm
Calgary Teachers, As mentioned before, the Calgary Science School is partnering with Youth Can Vote 2010 to host a panel discussion involving Mayoral Candidates for the upcoming election. We will be using Ustream to broadcast this event. We imagine that schools will have Ustream blocked by their IT department. If teachers are interested in participating, they should contact their IT department and inquiry about the possibility of unblocking Ustream the day of the event. We are planning a test broadcast the week before the event (Sept 13-17). This will allow us to test the technical requirements on our end, as … Continue reading Sign up for Mayoral Panel
This morning one of our staff, Neil Stephenson, was a guest speaker during an Education Course at Mount Royal University. Neil was asked to participate in a course on inquiry-based learning, and he Skyped in to respond to questions generated by the university students. The students had utilized the Inquiry Rubric developed by the Galileo Educational Network as the framework for discussing Inquiry, and then used Neil’s Cigar Box Project as a case study. In groups, the students had used the Rubric to assess Neil’s project, and then came to today’s discussion with questions about the project and designing inquiry-based … Continue reading Guest Speaker at MRU
Connect! is the Professional Learning Journal of the Calgary Science School. As we start up this new initiative, the blog will serve a number of purposes: As a place to share the classroom projects, assignments and assessment practices of the Calgary Science School As a place where CSS teachers and administrators can publicly reflect and engage in dialogue on their practice As a place where CSS can build a learning network outside the walls of our school. We want to collaborate with and learn from other teaching professionals, around the city, province, country and around the world. Come join us … Continue reading The Start of a New Journey
Connect! is the Outreach blog of the Calgary Science School.The Calgary Science School (CSS) provides students in grades 4 to 9 with an enriched educational experience, infused with ubiquitous access to laptops, an exciting environmental and outdoor education program, and a safe and encouraging school culture in which to learn. CSS students are excited, engaged, and empowered. The Calgary Science School offers a full 1:1 computer program to students and teachers and has 600 students in grades 4-9. The goal of this blog is twofold: to share the work we design for our students and to connect with other educators, … Continue reading About Connect!