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 for the 2017 SHIFT Lab Conference is NOW OPEN! Registration closes at midnight on October 10.
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.
2017 Conference Schedule
Studio 1, Learning Centre
Studio 2, Learning Centre
Studio 3, Learning Centre
Digital Media Studio
Sessions Block 1
From Cores to CTS: High School Cross Curricular Program Design
Great Idea… But HOW? Our Journey Creating a Maker Space
Explore & Play: What happens when you start every day with exploration and play?
Design Thinking Adventures: Global Day of Design & Once You Try, Your Students Fly
Sessions Block 2
Girls in TECH – Creating the School’s STEAM Team
Using Children’s Literature to Spark the Design Thinking Process
Personalizing Science for High School Students Using a Brainstorming for Innovation & Design Approach
Who Should Pay to Clean Up the West Village? A Student Exploration.
Boxed Lunch + Discussion Groups
Sessions Block 3
Cross Grade & Design Challenge Collaboration
Building Professional Connections in Your Maker Space
WTF SHIFT Lab? The What, The Talk & The Fun
Nature Nurturing Children: A Head, Heart & Hands Approach to Learning
Sessions Block 4
Cultivating Empathy and Authentic Connection in Learning Environments
Warm Up to Failure: Embracing a Growth Mindset
Design Thinking in the CTF Classroom
SHIFT Lab Graduation (Inspiration Stage + Terrace)