Campus Calgary/Open Minds is an innovative school program that enhances student learning by moving the classroom into vibrant community settings. All Calgary teachers are invited to apply!
How to Apply
Applications for the 2018 to 2019 School Year are due April 10, 2018. Thank you for your interest in applying to Campus Calgary / Open Minds.
Step One: Login
For CBE and CCSD teachers, please be logged into your google or learn accounts before beginning this application process. If you are unsure of how to access this account, please follow these steps.
For CBE Teachers login to your CBE .educbe Google Account
CBE teachers, when prompted “sign in” and log into your account with your Google account (email@example.com) and your school account password used for various platforms. Note your username will be the same as your firstname.lastname@example.org account but will require the educbe.ca suffix.
For CCSD Teachers login to CCSD Learn Google Account
CCSD teachers, when prompted, "sign in" and log into your account with Learn account (email@example.com) and your school account password used for various platforms. Note your username will be the same as your firstname.lastname@example.org account but will require the learn.cssd.ca suffix.
Note: Even if you have never used your CBE or CCSD Google Account before, you will likely be able to log-in to your corresponding district form for completion. (your password will need to be at least 8 characters to work on google)
For Independents/Charters or CBE/CCSD teachers unable to access district accounts, please complete the following form and you will email the Letter of Intent and the year-long inquiry plan as per instructions below.
Step Two: Submit Letter of Intent and Year-Long Inquiry
Teachers able to access CBE or CCSD Google Accounts will be asked to attach a Letter of Intent and Year-Long Inquiry within the form. Please only begin this application form if you have these documents finished and ready to attach within this application. Teachers without CBE or CCSD Google Accounts will submit their form using the 'independent' google form and will e-mail a Letter of Intent and Year Long Inquiry to Jenn Meredith email@example.com. Selections are not made on a first-come first-serve basis.
Letter of Intent: This will introduce yourself, your students (including their possible previous CC/OM experiences), your school community, your passion and understanding for your chosen site(s), as well as explain why and how CC/OM fits your year-long plan. 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?
Long Term Interdisciplinary Inquiry: This will explain your long-term interdisciplinary study, focussed around a big idea or question using the lens of the site as a focus. This long-term big idea (or question) will act as the framework for your year 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 (including transportation).
New to applying?
For teachers new to the CC/OM experience, 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 30, 2018 at TELUS Spark. Doors open at 4:00 pm – program from 4:30-6:30 pm. Please RSVP using the Google form by January 25.
- Campus Calgary / Open Minds 101 will be at Teachers’ Convention Friday, February 16th at 9:00-10:00 a.m. hosted in the City Hall School Classroom on the main floor of the Municipal Building.
- Proposal Writing Workshop will be at Teachers’ Convention Friday, February 16th at 10:45-11:45 a.m. hosted in the City Hall School Classroom on the main floor of the Municipal Building. Please see the Teachers' Convention website for more details.