SHIFT Lab Conference
Join curious educators at the hands-on, discussion-based SHIFT Lab conference. Engage in dialogues around critical issues in the classroom and your practice. Be a learner while exploring themes of design thinking, making/tinkering, inquiry, and innovation in education.
Discussion sessions begin with introductions on an idea and grow with guiding questions. Then, dig a little deeper with hands-on explorations.
Registration will open in mid-2017.
When: October 20, 2017
Where: TELUS Spark, Calgary's Science Centre
Who: Open to all educators, administrators, and people curious about adding an innovative edge to their practice.
Cost: $125. Space is limited. Fee includes continental breakfast, light lunch and session materials. There will be a discounted rate for students.
Educators and administrators from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend and contribute to the learning. The conference will have up to 20 sessions covering grades K-12 and administration topics. Sessions are developed and led by the educators from the SHIFT Lab one-year program.
The below schedule is an example of past SHIFT Lab Conference Sessions:
Studio 1, Learning Centre
Studio 2, Learning Centre
Studio 3, Learning Centre
Lab 1, Learning Centre
Sessions Block 1
Making Room for Creativity and Collaboration in Limited Space
Connecting to Community in High School Science
Making Meaning Through Makerspace
Language Arts...Cookin' with STEAM
Sessions Block 2
Making Community Connections through Maker Night
A Face, A Space, A Learning Place: Teaching the Whole Child
Teaching Scientific Concepts in an Early Elementary Classroom through 'Making'
Embracing the Continuous & Connected Nature of Learning
Boxed Lunch + Discussion Groups (Dome Lobby/Atrium/Terrace)
Sessions Block 3
Edcamp on Edtech
There's a Genius in All of Us!
Failing Through Design: A Journey Through Making Space for Makerspaces
How to Use Design Thinking to Engage Students in Community Involvement
Sessions Block 4
Making Middle School Math Creative: Project-based Activities to Engage Students & incorporate Real World Problems
Literacy Hooks for Maker Education
A Journey Through Design Thinking
How might we design STEAM experiences for students that support them as critical thinkers, designers and contributors?
SHIFT Lab Graduation (Inspiration Stage + Terrace)