Tours In- Tours given to groups or individuals who wanted to visit the Calgary Science School on an operational school day.
Tours Out- Small groups of our teachers touring other schools in our network.
Preservice Teachers- University students enrolled in education faculties that have either toured our school as a part of their program, or students that we have hosted as student teachers.
Accessing Experts- Instances where experts are brought in to enhance and support student learning.
Parent Volunteerism for field studies- Parent volunteers attend our field study out trips and overnight trips. They continue to be a significant part of these experiences.
Connect! Blog Analytics- Visits, time on site, referrals and audience are tracked through Google Analytics.
ConnectED Conference- An annual conference held at the Calgary Science School in 2012 and 2013. Attendees visit the school and classrooms on an operational school day followed by a weekend of sessions facilitated by innovative and passionate educators.
Outreach Feedback Form- In addition to tracking the numbers of visitors to our school, we also send a digital survey for them to complete afterwards.
All of the data collected is compiled in a database with dates, contact information and notes for future reference or comparison.
Student engagement and student achievement are our core business. Everything done in the school should have some positive impact on our core business. In tracking our outreach we also want to generate discussion about how do these partnerships enhance student learning at Calgary Science School? Where should we be concentrating our outreach efforts in the coming school year?
In the coming school year, we will be revising the Outreach Feedback form in order to obtain more information about the visit and future opportunities to collaborate.
Interdisciplinary collaborations and cross grade collaborations have been mentioned as areas that we could strengthen. We may look to track and celebrate these on the blog or as a staff.
Extracurricular athletics and clubs are areas that haven’t been included this year, though they are certainly ways in which we connect with other schools to build networks of like minded individuals based on respect and reciprocity.