Spark Learning Lab
A bolt of inspiration!

Spark Learning Lab

Professional development for educators, teachers, and professional learners.

Spark Learning Lab is all about your professional development!

Need a bolt of inspiration to supercharge your classroom experience in 2022? Want to help build a more inclusive and curious learning community?

Join TELUS Spark Science Centre for a series of engaging online professional development sessions that unlock science communications, science-based tools and new methods for teaching science (and other subjects) in the classroom. Spark Learning Lab is a learning-focused online program designed for not just teachers, but informal educators and professional-learners alike!

Spark Learning Lab 2022 Winter-Spring Sessions now open for registration.

What's coming up: Sessions in February and March focus on technology in the classroom and science communication in an age of disinformation – see below for more details!

Cost: $5 per session. However, sessions are FREE for anyone who identifies as an Indigenous educator, or is an educator that teaches Indigenous students -- contact [email protected] for more details.

  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • May 24, 2022

Partners in Place: Social Problem Solving Through Design Thinking

with Megan Onespot and David Cloutier

Join this workshop to learn about bridging that gap between Indigenous and non-Indigneous communities; come discover ways to engage in meaningful work that walks the path of reconciliation, and to create authentic opportunities for students to address community challenges.

Takeaways:
· Inspiration to dream big and bridge gaps between communities

· Awareness of grant opportunities to engage in this work

· Design thinking tools and templates for student learning

Partners in Place: Social Problem Solving was a project in partnership between the Tsuut'ina Nation Department of Education, Connect Charter School, and Mount Royal University. The project’s goals included strengthening the relationship between an Indigenous and non-Indigenous community, to build a shared class between two communities, engaging in social problem solving to address bullying, anxiety, and mental health using a design thinking with learners.

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“An amazing, MUST-DO, personal and teaching practice altering experience that allows you to feel and be creatively confident”

Former Participant

“A great environment to be uncomfortable, develop new skills, experience being a learner, and improve your teaching practice.”

Former Participant

“Design Thinking is a way of thinking and doing that empowers our students with what they need to be innovators, creators, collaborators, critical thinkers and risk-takers in our society. Nobody knows how design thinking can be transformative in education better than the dedicated team of educators at Telus Spark.”

Former Participant

“It's a chance to learn to think fluidly, brainstorm rapidly, and generate ideas that you can really make. You're pushed to think, act, and collaborate quickly and when mistakes arise, which they do, you build on them and learn.”

Former Participant

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