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Science Mentorship with Telus Spark and RVSD

Our grade 8 students and teachers are very fortunate to be working with Telus Spark and schools from the Rocky View School Division in the Science Communication Mentorship Program. Our students will be working with Telus Spark Exhibit Developers, members of APEGA, and Telus Spark Facilitators in creating exhibits for a public celebration of learning at Telus Spark on December 4, 2013.
Our RIG "You be the Wires" 

Teachers from the two divisions met at Telus Spark on August 30, 2013 to discuss the project and participate in a RIG process (Random Idea Generator) in their prototype lab. The Calgary Science School grade 8's will be visiting Spark on October 1, 2013 to work with exhibit developers to begin the process of creating their own Spark exhibits. We are looking into the possibility of creating our own prototype lab at the school with the support of Telus Spark to support the planning phase of the project. 

Students will be documenting their process of development throughout the project. These will be shared with our mentors at Spark, APEGA, CSS, RVSD and the community. Several opportunities for sharing, critque and revision have been built into the project with Spark developers and facilitators, peers and experts having opportunities to work with students in developing their projects. 

On December 4th, 2013 Telus Spark will be hosting hundreds of students from Calgary Science School and Rocky View School Division for a public celebration of learning from 6-8pm. Mark your calendar and we hope to see you there. 

2 comments:

  1. The Science Mentorship initiative is an excellent example of all that can be accomplished in providing rich, authentic learning experiences for students through collaborating and partnering with other school jurisdictions and community resources such as Telus Spark. I am looking forward to seeing the student involvement in creating their own Spark exhibits and sharing them through the public celebration of learning.

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  2. I had the opportunity to attend tonight, and the experience was outstanding! It was great to see the science centre filled with great ideas and enthusiasm. What I found particularly impressive was how the students from CSS were real ambassadors for their school.

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