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Inspiring Change Through Teacher Development

The Spirit of Inquiry: Inspiring Change Through Teacher Development Maikala Harris~ University of Calgary Student Teacher As a pre-service teacher at the Werklund School of Education I realize how fortunate I have been to take a glimpse into the Calgary Science School (CSS) for my first field practicum. With a capped student wait list, this… Continue reading Inspiring Change Through Teacher Development

Professional Development with Buffalo Trail Public Schools

A focus of our external collaboration strategy this year is to not only track and maintain our social capital metrics, but to promote deeper collaborations with the school boards, post secondary institutions and educators in our evolving network. After a school tour with teachers and administrators from Buffalo Trail Public Schools in the 2012/2013 school year… Continue reading Professional Development with Buffalo Trail Public Schools

PE Teacher Networking Day

The Calgary Science School is hosting a free PD event for Physical Education teachers on Monday, September 23, 2013. We feel that much of our work as PE teachers is in isolated and unique situations – whether it is the physical building, the location of our school, the mandate/philosophy of our respective schools and so… Continue reading PE Teacher Networking Day

CSS/RVSD Collaborative Planning

Greg Neil ~ Grade 6 Math/Science I signed up for the Environmental Planning Institute in order to have the opportunity to collaborate with teachers from other schools.  After five years of teaching at the Calgary Science School, I craved the opportunity to see what was happening in other classrooms and how other teachers approached inquiry-based… Continue reading CSS/RVSD Collaborative Planning

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Team Teaching: Student Survey Results & Analysis Pt. 2 – Triumphs!

Jaime Groeller & Ivy Waite~ Grade 8 Humanities This post is part of a series. Read the previous posts here, here, and here. As discussed in a previous post, on April 30 we conducted a formal survey of our students regarding the team teaching approach we have taken up over the last 9 months. We… Continue reading Team Teaching: Student Survey Results & Analysis Pt. 2 – Triumphs!

Team Teaching: Student Survey Results & Analysis Pt. 1 – Challenges

Jaime Groeller & Ivy Waite This post is part of a series. Read the previous posts here and here. On April 30 we conducted a formal survey of our students regarding the team teaching approach we have taken up over the last 9 months. We had conducted informal surveys twice before, and tried to take… Continue reading Team Teaching: Student Survey Results & Analysis Pt. 1 – Challenges

Team Teaching: The Reality

Ivy Waite & Jaime Groeller This post is part of a series. Read the previous post here. SPACE Jaime’s “Work Room” (Left) & Ivy’s “Collaborative” Room (Right) When we set up our classrooms in early August 2012, we were both so excited to begin this adventure. We spent time thinking about how we could provide… Continue reading Team Teaching: The Reality

ConnectED Canada 2013

The Calgary Science School is pleased to be hosting the ConnectED Canada Conference for a second time. This is a unique education conference where the first day of the event is held at our school during an operational school day with students. Student tour guides will host groups of educators as they visit classrooms, view… Continue reading ConnectED Canada 2013

Cross Authority Teacher Planning Institutes

We started the school year looking for new ways to collaborate beyond the walls of our building. We investigated the opportunity with the Rocky View School Division. Acknowledging that collaboration is more than linking people through curriculum, Darrell Lonsberry, and Dan McWilliam met with Josh Hill from RVSD and identified 3 stages or levels of collaboration for a… Continue reading Cross Authority Teacher Planning Institutes