Calgary Board of Education

CBE Logo 2011 Col HorzCalgary Board of Education (CBE) is collaborating with Galileo Educational Network to support the CBE mission, vision and goals in creating and sharing learning environments in which all learners thrive.

Galileo contributes to the culture of learning in CBE coherent with priorities identified by CBE staff members.  CBE and Galileo are working collaboratively to:

  • Engage the intellect through discipline-based inquiry
  • Infuse digital technologies to enhance and extend learning
  • Provide high quality assessment
  • Foster a scholarship of teaching

The following video cases are indicative of the stories emerging through this collaborative work.

 

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An Inquiry into Trigonometric Functions Using Real-World Models

This teacher designed ten labs that highlighted the key concepts of trigonometry.... Continue Reading
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Body Systems

In this inquiry, Grade 8 French-Immersion students were charged with becoming medical experts on a particular body system.... Continue Reading
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Canadian Identity

Grade Level: High School (Grade 11) Task: Bringing history to life and making it personally relevant for students were essential components of ...Continue Reading
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Chemistry: Making Learning Visible in High School

Grade Level: High School – Chemistry 20 Task: In this Chemistry 20 class, students were given Stoichiometry problems in order to solve ...Continue Reading
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Cycles of Matter in Living Systems

Grade Level: Div. 4 Task: How do grocery stores keep their vegetables fresh looking, so they are appealing to buy? This question ...Continue Reading
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Designing as Engineers: Thermodynamics

In order to engage students in developing a deep understanding the laws of thermodynamics, these grade 10s were given a challenge of building a thermos that would conserve the energy of hot water.... Continue Reading
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Developing Communicative Competence

In this deaf and hard of hearing classroom, establishing communicative competency amongst students was imperative for their success.... Continue Reading
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Effective Assessment for Early Learners

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Environmental Chemistry

In order to demonstrate that science is a part of their everyday world, students were asked to consider and explore how evidence-based science processes can help deepen out understanding of complex issues.... Continue Reading
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Expanding Cube

Grade 10 math students were given an interesting problem to solve.... Continue Reading
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Kindergarten Alphabet Book

Grade Level: Kindergarten Task: In this kindergarten task, students were invited to become experts on the alphabet by collaboratively creating a ...Continue Reading
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Leading Teacher Learning: A Case Study in Professional Learning Communities

The Learning Leader in this school worked with teachers to sponsor evidence-informed conversations about student learning in math. They used ...Continue Reading
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Math by Design

On the very first day of this teacher’s class, students are engaged in problem solving on whiteboards in small groups.... Continue Reading
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Math: Communication, Collaboration and Conceptual Understandings

Grade 9 students at Crossing Park School were challenged to solve an ambiguous linear relations problem. ... Continue Reading
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Ranting: Persuasive Writing and Speaking

Modelling Rick Mercer’s ranting style, grade 9 students were tasked with writing a short persuasive speech, ranging from 45-90 seconds, about a topic of their choosing.... Continue Reading
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Reflective Practitioners and Engaged Learners

Task: Using the Teaching Effectiveness Rubric, Calgary Board of Education teachers were asked to reflect on their professional learning growth ...Continue Reading
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The Arrival

Using pages from Shaun Tan's “The Arrival” grade 9 students collaboratively created compelling narratives to accompany the spectacular images in the book.... Continue Reading
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Top Speed

In this grade 9 math class, students were posed the following question – what is your top speed?... Continue Reading
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Youth Criminal Justice Act

Breaking down the barriers of the classroom and inviting outside experts in allowed this group of grade 9 students to develop a deeper understanding of Canada’s youth justice system.... Continue Reading

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